3 Rivers Gravel Camp
Into the forest I go to lose my mind and find my soul.
- John Muir
If you're looking for a soul-cleansing reset and gravel cycling experience that will take you off the beaten path and onto some of the most scenic forest roads in the country, look no further! In this cycling camp, you'll get a thorough immersion in deep woods gravel grinding - and climbing! - with guided and fully-supported rides each day, along with post-ride recovery meals, including a couple of lakeside picnics! The camp is limited to 16 cyclists. Use the "REGISTER" button to save your spot!
3 Guided Rides on Super Scenic Forest Roads
SAG Support with Hydration, Nutrition & Mechanical Assistance
Post-ride Meals, Including a Couple of Farm-Fresh Picnics
Tips for Climbing & Descending on Gravel
T-Shirts & Water Bottles
PLAN YOUR TRIP
Our playground in the Cherokee National Forest is roughly an hour east of Chattanooga, TN. In order to fully explore the region, each day's ride starts at a unique location. Links to Google Maps showing each of the ride start locations are provided in the itinerary section above. Specific details (start times, parking, restrooms, etc.) will be provided to registered guests.
There are a variety of lodging options in the region, from hotels to camping to cabins and vacation rentals. Where you stay is up to you, but we highly recommend Fireside Outpost, both for its proximity to the national forest and for its awesome cabins and peaceful campground. That's where we'll be staying. (Call Kim at 423-240-8443 to check availability.) Please let us know if you need any help sorting out lodging options.
The Southern Blue Ridge Mountains offer endless opportunities for enjoying the great outdoors, and we've built in some free time Saturday afternoon for you to do a little exploration on your trip. While the hiking and water sports are a big draw, tired cycling legs may opt for wine-tasting and farmers markets! Another option we highly recommend is driving a little farther up the Cherohala Skyway from Indian Boundary after our lunch there to take in the amazing overlooks this lightly traveled National Scenic Byway has to offer. Our personal plan for Saturday afternoon is to hang out at Indian Boundary Lake and enjoy the beach and the incredible scenery there. When we've had our fill of the lake, we'll head back to Fireside Outpost (where we'll be staying) for beers and bike stories by the firering. We'd love your company, and the more the merrier! You can also check out FiresideOutpost.com/explore for more ideas on how to get a little more out of the weekend. And please let us know if you need recommendations or specifics about activities that sound like fun!
Concerned about COVID?
These camps are designed to minimize your exposure. All of the post-ride group meals will be outside, and because all of the participants will take care of their own transportation to and from the ride locations, you will never be packed in a vehicle with other registrants.