Tour de Blount

Sat May 18, 2019 Townsend, TN US 37882 Directions
Event: 18/25 Mile (Shortest Fastest Route *distance subject to change*)
Race shirts were guaranteed to those who registered before May 6. At this point, you will only be able to select shirt sizes from what is available in inventory. There may be shirts available for post ride on TdB day.

The 25 mile route is our shortest, flattest route, which makes it perfect for the beginner rider or those short on time. Riders have the option of beginning this out and back route on Highway 321 or on a more leisurely pace down the Townsend Greenway. Riders will have the option of turning around and returning after they have reached the rest stop or continuing on past to the popular Coulter's Bridge then turning around and heading back.

Routes can be found at:
https://www.strava.com/routes/18734505
Start Time: 7:30am EDT
End Time: 2:30pm EDT
Registration: Online Registration is Closed

You can still register to ride! Come to Cycology on Friday night or the Visitors Center on Saturday morning to get registered! Cash or check are preferred methods of payment. Cost for late registration is $50.

Event: 42 Miles (Rolling Hills and Fast Descents *distance subject to change*)
The 42 mile riders head off in a different direction than the other 3 routes. It’s full of country roads (and a busy one you must cross – be careful!) and beautiful scenery. Don’t be deceived by the short mileage – its full of rolling hills and fast descents. You’ll enjoy the view of the mountains and farmland on this route!

Route details can be found at: https://www.strava.com/routes/18735415
Start Time: 7:30am EDT
End Time: 2:30pm EDT
Registration: Online Registration is Closed

You can still register to ride! Come to Cycology on Friday night or the Visitors Center on Saturday morning to get registered! Cash or check are preferred methods of payment. Cost for late registration is $50.

Event: 54 Miles (Intermediate, Lots of Short Hills and Few Flats -*distance subject to change*)
Race shirts were guaranteed to those who registered before May 6. At this point, you will only be able to select shirt sizes from what is available in inventory. There may be shirts available for post ride on TdB day.

The 54 mile route comes in as our intermediate route and consists of a lot of short hills with a few flats appearing at times. This route takes us deeper into the county for a tour with vistas of the mountains and then into some gentle roads through farmland.

Route can be found at: https://www.strava.com/routes/18736543
Start Time: 7:30am EDT
End Time: 2:30pm EDT
Registration: Online Registration is Closed

You can still register to ride! Come to Cycology on Friday night or the Visitors Center on Saturday morning to get registered! Cash or check are preferred methods of payment. Cost for late registration is $50.

Event: 78 Miles (The Wall Challenge *distance subject to change*)
Race shirts were guaranteed to those who registered before May 6. At this point, you will only be able to select shirt sizes from what is available in inventory. There may be shirts available for post ride on TdB day.

The 78 mile route is literally the pinnacle and high point of the Tour de Blount and is the most advanced route. We affectionately call it “The Wall Route” and it includes our “Conquer the Wall” challenge. “The Wall” is a 6 mile climb on Montvale Road which takes riders up the Western Side of the Foothills Parkway. The climb allows riders to measure themselves as the road climbs and becomes a 13-14% climb during the last 1.5 mile. Riders will be greeted by bell-ringers, photographers, and a well-deserved rest stop at the top.

In 2015, the TdB initiated the “Climb the Wall” challenge with the King and Queen of the Mountain being awarded to the first male and female rider to reach the top of “The Wall”.

Crowning of King and Queen will be done based on who reaches top of mountain first. There will not be timing chips used, it will be first one to the top is the first one "crowned" the King/Queen.

Route can be found at: https://www.strava.com/routes/18737809
Start Time: 7:30am EDT
End Time: 2:30pm EDT
Registration: Online Registration is Closed

You can still register to ride! Come to Cycology on Friday night or the Visitors Center on Saturday morning to get registered! Cash or check are preferred methods of payment. Cost for late registration is $50.

Event: TBD: Unsure of how far?? But I know I am riding this day!
Race shirts were guaranteed to those who registered before May 6. At this point, you will only be able to select shirt sizes from what is available in inventory. There may be shirts available for post ride on TdB day.

Not ready to commit to a distance, no problem, just let us know you are coming and then when you show up for registration you can let us know which way you are going!

78 Mile Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/18737809 (KOM/QOM Wall Challenge on this route!! First Male/Female to the top is declared King/Queen of Mountain!)
55 Mile Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/18736543
41 Mile Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/18735415
24 Mile Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/18734505 (option of turning around at rest stop to shorten distance)
Start Time: 7:30am EDT
End Time: 2:30pm EDT
Registration: Online Registration is Closed

You can still register to ride! Come to Cycology on Friday night or the Visitors Center on Saturday morning to get registered! Cash or check are preferred methods of payment. Cost for late registration is $50.

This is a service fee for processing your ride application.