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).
Rapid Expeditions, 3605 Hartford Rd, Hartford, TN 37753
Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 8am
(7:50am rider meeting at the starting line)
Click here for link to course map.
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 21 - August 5 remains $85, but does not include a t-shirt.
*The U.S. Forest Service limits participation to 500 racers.
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
- Some of the Southeast's most beautiful miles
- 50+ miles and 6,500 feet of climbing
- Prizes to top three in each category