cohutta 135

 

 

 

 

 

 

Race Description:

It’s a classic. For more than a decade the Cohutta 100 has been a staple in endurance mountain bike scene. You’d be hard pressed to find an ultra endurance mountain biker who hasn’t raced the Cohutta 100. And they keep coming back. Hundreds of determined racers from around the world gather each year in the Cherokee National Forest to test their physical ability and mental will.   Racers are challenged by over 12,000 ft of elevation gain through extreme single track and demanding fire roads.

 

Website: roostracingllc.com/cohutta100

 

Entry Fee: Early Registration through February 10, 2017 - $150, after $175

 

Registration: https://www.bikereg.com/cohutta-100-nue-series

 

Registration Limit: 275

 

Date/Time: April 29, 2017 7:00 a.m.

 

Location: Ocoee Whitewater Center, Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee

 

Awards: Finisher’s mug

 

Payout:

Mens 1st - $500, 2nd - $400, 3rd - $300, 4th - $200, 5th - $100

Womens 1st - $500, 2nd - $400, 3rd - $300, 4th - $200, 5th - $100

Single Speed 1st - $250, 2nd - $175, 3rd - $125

Masters 1st - $250, 2nd - $175, 3rd - $125

 

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: 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/

Course Change!  For 2017 approximately 18 miles of gravel road in the outer loop (forest service roads 99 & 67) will be replaced by 14 miles of old school, remote, backcountry singletrack in the most beautiful part of the forest.  Total course mileage is about 95 miles.  The Cohutta 100 is a classic.  For more than a decade the Cohutta 100 has been a staple in endurance mountain bike scene. You'd be hard pressed to find an ultra endurance mountain biker who hasn't raced the Cohutta 100. And they keep coming back. Hundreds of determined racers from around the world gather each year in the Cherokee National Forest to test their physical ability and mental will.   Racers are challenged by over 12,000 ft of elevation gain through extreme single track and demanding fire roads. 

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 alternates between hard-pack gravel and smooth moist dirt.  Expect tenacious climbs (over 12,000 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

 

Press Coverage:

2015

http://www.mtbracenews.com/ultra-endurance/cohutta-100-full-report

http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/national-ultra-endurance-nue-series-cohutta-100-2015/results/