Here are some reminders as you plan for The Little Smokies Gravel Rally this Sunday! For the official ride details, click here.
Carpool: Since we will be parking at a residence, please be considerate and carpool with other riders as much as possible to decrease the amount of parked vehicles.
If you are driving from the Cincinnati area, a caravan will be departing the shop at 7 AM for the 60-mile route leaving from the Weakley Homestead. Plan to get here between 6:30-6:45 AM to hook up with your carpool and grab a coffee.
Map and Route: Whether you are riding the 60-mile route, or the 22-mile route, we will be providing you with a printed cue sheet and map. 60-mile riders, check in with Sarah in the big white van and grab your map. 22-mile riders, check in with Lennice at the Marina.
60-Mile GPS Route: Click Here.
22-Mile GPS Route: Click Here.
Lunch: Lunch will be available from 12-2.
Self-Supported: With the exception of lunch provisions, this ride is not supported. You will be responsible for your own completion of the ride, mechanicals, water, and food. By voluntarily joining us on this ride you are acknowledging that you are fully responsible for yourself and your bike. If you cannot complete the ride, be prepared to self-rescue or to navigate your way back. We highly recommend bringing a friend to ride with.
Lastly, Shawnee State Forest is very remote with limited to no cell service, and no opportunities to refuel on water and food. Riders should come prepared with enough food and water for the ride. **Water, food, and bathrooms will be available at mile 34 for the 60 mile riders and mile 22 for the 22 mile riders.
Social: Be sure to take lots of pictures during your day and tag them with #thelittlesmokiesgravelrally
We look forward to riding with you!