Fun ride number three has been postponed till a later date. Announcement for a later date will be made at a later date.


Due to circumstances beyond the control of the organizer Saturday’s Fun Ride has been canceled.

The map and cue sheet for ride #1 one has been updated. The route has been changed to go to the end of Marbleton Road, adding 4 miles to the route.

Ride #3 has been changed to Sunday, May 29th, so we don’t conflict with theĀ  Pedalfest in Elizabethton on the 28th. #3 will be the hardest of the three, so don’t go to hard at the Fest on Saturday.

The Fun Rides have been renamed the TCRC Spring Fun Rides since they begin a few days after the first calender day of Spring! This year ride #1 will begin a the Farmhouse Gallery & Gardens in Unicoi. Stay tuned for more info.

We had another great turnout for the final WEFR, and it’s fitting that halfway through our ride we officially went from Winter to Spring. If you couldn’t make it, you missed a beautiful ride, springtime scenery (for those of us who actually were slow enough to see it), perfect temps, and camaraderie of other riders. The Jacob’s Century route has to be one of the most scenic rides around, unless you ride in the mountains. I’m thinking, if we do this next year, we will try to add a shorter loop within the longer ones for riders who don’t want to ride as far, and go at a more leisurely pace.

Thanks to everyone who rode, from the dirty 11 who showed up in 22 degree temps at #1 to the 30 or so who did the rest.

Jay and Dwayne

Route # 3 cue sheet has been posted on the maps page. Note that the course map has also been modified from the original that was posted earlier in the week. A really big hill was taken out toward the end of the ride.

New roads include:

  • Old Stagecoach Road which removes a long section of Bowmantown Road.
  • Rocky Hollow Road circumnavigates Stuart Hill, but does not reduce the amount of climbing.

The route also turns off Greenwood onto Summit to avoid the relentless last three hills.


  1. Print name and address on ride roster
  2. Complete and sign a”Standard Athletes Entry Release Form”
  3. Get your drawing ticket.

Go to the maps page for the third and final Winters End Fun Ride Map.

Thanks to Hampton Trails Bike shop and Dick’s Sporting Goods for drawing prizes.

1 Hampton Trails embroidered hat
3 Apparel accessories from Sugoi (Hampton Trails embroidered)
2 pair of Socks from Curve and 1 pair from Smart Wool
1Park Tool Micro Pump, 1 Park Tire Boot Kit
1Arundel bottle Gage
1Camelback Water Bottle
1Cateye Computer
Gift certificates from Dick’s Sporting Goods 2-$20.00 certs, and 12-$5.00 certs

Discount coupons from Dick’s Sporting Goods for everyone. Be sure and pick one up at registration! Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Thanks to everyone who came out Saturday for WEFR #2. There were 28 riders total. We hope the drawing prize winners enjoy their prizes and be sure and thankĀ  Hampton Trails and Dick’s Sporting Goods. No pic for a WEFR #2 page. If anyone took any send them to me so I can post them. Look for the route map link, cue sheet and drawing prize list later this week.

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