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.

 Cohutta 100 Race Report at MTBRaceNews

Big Frog 65 Race Report at MTBRaceNews


Website: http://www.roostracingllc.com/bigfrog-65/


Entry Fee: Early Registration through February 11, 2019 - $115, after $140


2019 Registration: Opens on December 1, 2018


Registration Limit: 275


Registration Policies:

-Registration fees for the Cohutta 100, Big Frog 65, and Old Copper 20 races are non-refundable.
-Rolling a 2017 registration over to 2018 is allowed up until April 1. Email roostracingllc@gmail.com.

-Entries are non-transferable from one racer to another.

-To qualify for the Masters class you must turn 50 by 12/31/2018.

Date/Time: April 27, 2019 7:30 a.m.


Location: Ocoee Whitewater Center, Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee


Awards: Finisher’s mug



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: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ocoee+Whitewater+Center/@35.0668478,-84.4611574,3a,75y,249.3h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1soBP5wtjjvI1ixDDjyvci-w!2e0!7i3328!8i1664!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x639d1fc919557711!8m2!3d35.066909!4d-84.461646!6m1!1e1?hl=en


Course Map: http://www.roostracingllc.com/course-map/


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 20 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 about 9 final miles of the best trails in these mountains.


Lodging: http://media.wix.com/ugd/dc640e_5fc2e79795dd4f3ea30b1b40ddee7ece.pdf