The Smoky Mountain Wheelmen proudly present the 19th Edition of the Cherohala Challenge. This year the Challenge will be held on June 8, 2019
The Cherohala Challenge consists of four distinctive rides that provide distances and skill levels designed to please any rider, from the newer road cyclist with limited experience up to the seasoned veteran who is seeking to earn the rare title of Cherohala Dragon Slayer.
The Cherohala Challenge features distances of 35, 53, 62 and 115 miles, all with full SAG support and well-stocked rest stops. Rest stop food items include bananas, oranges, peanut butter sandwiches, salty snacks and sweet treats. Stops are located at approximately 20 mile intervals on the 3 longer routes with 2 stops at 12-15 mile intervals on the longer route and climb. Hydration available at each stop with your choice of Gatorade or water. Your post-ride meal is also included in your registration.
Once again we will provide professional timing to keep track of total elapsed time for all of our riders as well as offering Finisher Medals for those that complete any distance of the Challenge successfully
very few riders of high honor, sound mind and stout heart will earn the designation of Cherohala Dragon Slayer for completing the full Cherohala Challenge in less than 7 hours. These riders will earn a very special Dragon Slayer Medal for their herculean efforts.
THE CHEROHALA CHALLENGE IS PROUD TO FEATURE AN ENTIRELY NEW KIT DESIGN CREATED BY THE DESIGN TEAM AT ATTACK CREATIVE. OUR ‘19 COLOR SCHEME HAS A UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE FOOTBALL FLAVOR WITH ORANGE AND TONES OF GRAY. YOU CAN VIEW THE NEW DESIGN AND CHECK OUT THE COMPLETE LISTING OF AVAILABLE ITEMS OVER ON OUR EVENT CLOTHING PAGE.
Early registrants will receive a T-shirt and a pair of Cherohala Challenge kit socks included in the price of registration as well as reduced pricing from day of event pricing. Online registration will close at midnight EST on June 5th, 2019.
Once again, we will award the designation of Black Knight for those qualifying as a Black Knight of Cherohala. The designation of Black Night is awarded to only 2 of the most special, strong and elite of our entrants. For more information about becoming a Black Knight, head over to the Black Knight Page and start your training early.
Check out our individual ride distances and descriptions on the “route descriptions” page