Overview

Expect a lot of climbing and a whole lot of fun at our annual bike race in the Smoky Mountains—The Hardford 50 Gravel Grinder!

The fully-supported course is 50+ miles and 6,500 ft. of climbing through Cherokee and Pisgah National Forests. CX and MTB are both appropriate. The ride is 75% gravel, 10% dirt, and the remainder on pavement. Three fully stocked aid stops along the course. Prizes to top three in each category! A portion of the proceeds to benefit Grassy Fork Elementary School and Appalachian Mountain Bike Club (AMBC).

Start/Finish:
Rapid Expeditions, 3605 Hartford Rd, Hartford, TN 37753

When:
Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 8am
(7:50am rider meeting at the starting line)

Click here for link to course map.

Race Categories:
Women’s and Men’s Open
Women’s and Men’s Single Speed
Women’s and Men’s Masters (age 50+)


Registration & Pricing:
Registration includes t-shirt, post-race meal, and beverage.

—Registration is $85
—Registration July 2 - August 5 remains $85, but does not include a t-shirt.

*The U.S. Forest Service limits participation to 500 racers.

Additional Information
Racers must pick-up their packet in person at Rapid Expeditions. Available pick-up times:
—Friday, August 3: 1-6pm
—Saturday, August 4: 6-8pm
—Sunday, August 5 (day-of): 6am

A portion of the proceeds to benefit Grassy Fork Elementary School and Appalachian Mountain Bike Club (AMBC).

Major Thanks to Our Sponsors!
Yes-Haw Brewing Company, Health First Fitness, Harpers Bike Shop, Vick Dyer Realtor, REI, Bike Zoo, Hammer Nutrition, TVB, Bean Trees Cafe, Fountain City Pedaler, River Sports

Highlights

  • Some of the Southeast's most beautiful miles
  • 50+ miles and 6,500 feet of climbing
  • Prizes to top three in each category

Location

Hartford, Tennesse