18
Jan
Written by dmock

 Big Frog 65 17616Race Description:

The Big Frog 65 is a favorite race in the endurance mountain biking scene for over a decade. It packs 8,000+ feet of climbing in just 65 miles. Racers will enjoy the same single track, mountain views and fast descents through the Cherokee National Forest as the Cohutta 100.

   

Website: mountaingoatadventures.com/cohutta

 

Entry Fee: Early Registration through February 15, 2019 - $115, after $140

 

2019 Registration: Revised open date: January 1 at https://secure.mountaingoatadventures.com/register/register.php

 

Registration Limit: 500

 

 

Date/Time: April 27, 2019 8:00 a.m.

 

Location: Ocoee Whitewater Center, Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee

 

Awards: Finisher’s mug

Payout:

Top 5 Open Men in the Big Frog 65 is: $400/300/200/100/100

Top 5 Open Women in the Big Frog 65 is: $400/300/200/100/100

Top 3 Masters 50+ in the Big Frog 65 is: $200/150/100

Top 3 Open Singlespeed in the Big Frog 65 is: $200/150/100

 

Directions:

From Knoxville - 116 miles

I-75 South to Exit 25 and go right for 5 miles (through city) and exit onto Hwy. 64 East. Travel 26 miles and OWC will be on the right.

From Chattanooga - 52 miles

I-75 North to Exit 20 (1st Cleveland exit) and go right for about 6 miles and exit right onto Hwy 64 East. Travel 26 miles and OWC will be on the right.

From Atlanta - 167 miles

I-75 North - Exit onto Hwy 411 North. Exit onto Hwy 64 East. Travel 18.5 miles and OWC will be on the right.

 

 

 

Googlemaps Link: 

 

 

 

Course Map: 

Trail Section - http://mountaingoatadventures.com/images/CohuttaBigFrogMap.jpg

Gravel Road Section - http://mountaingoatadventures.com/images/BigFrog65GravelSection.jpg

 

Trail Description: Out of the gate the race makes about a 3 mile climb on pavement up highway 64.  This warm-up serves as a good field displacer and pole position before entering into the fast and flowy single track for the next 24 miles. Followed by a grueling fire road loop that alternate between hard-pack gravel and smooth moist dirt.  Expect tenacious climbs (over 8,000 ft of elevation gain overall), hundreds of curves, and peaceful mountain streams.  Racers will then re-enter the single track for 4 final miles, all downhill or flat, to the finish line on some of the best trails in these mountains. 

 

Lodging: See Lodging options at http://mountaingoatadventures.com/cohutta

Press: 

Cohutta 100 Race Report at MTBRaceNews

 

 

 

Big Frog 65 Race Report at MTBRaceNews