Written by dmock



Race 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: roostracingllc.com/bigfrog65


Entry Fee: Early Registration through February 10, 2017 - $115, after $140


Registration: https://www.bikereg.com/big-frog-65


Registration Limit: 300


Date/Time: April 29, 2017 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