First off, we rode the course yesterday and marked the course with Pink Paint. A lot of last years markings are still there, faded, but legible, so look for both the old and new markings. Mike W. noticed a mistake on the cue sheet and that has been corrected. Be sure and get the correct version here. This ride is pretty tough for this early in the year. A lot hillier than I remember.

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

Apparel accessories from Sugoi
Socks from Curve and Sock Guy
Park Tool Products
Arundel bottle Gage
Camelback Water Bottle
Cateye Computer
Gift certificates from Dick’s Sporting Goods
Discount coupons from Dick’s Sporting Goods.


The next WEFR will be on March 13th and with the possibility of cold temps again, we will change the start time to 10:30 am, that’s 10:30 AM. The route map has been deployed to the maps page, along with a cue sheet for this ride. Hope for a bigger turnout for the next one. Remember these are fun rides and are unsupported. All rules of the road apply. Be sure to bring enough food and drink for 50 miles. Please be able to maintain at least a 13 mile per hour average speed, be able to ride 50 miles, and most importantly be safe.  Stay tuned for more updates on drawing prizes from Dick’s and Hampton Trials!

11 of the toughest men in East Ten showed at the start of WEFR #1 braving the 22 degree wind chill. It was pretty awesome of these guys to come out and support the ride in these conditions. Thanks a lot guys.  Don’t forget the WEFR #2 on March 13th. Keep checking back here because will likely change the start time.

WEFR #1 Pics

Hello folks the weather for tomorrow isn’t looking that great, but I’ve talked to some of the local riders and they still want to ride. Just thought I would let everyone know that it’s still on. If you can’t make it tomorrow remember there two more in March and hopefully the weather will cooperate for the other two. Probably look at starting the other two later in the day. Don’t know who the idiot was that decided to have a ride at 9:00 AM in February, wait that was me.

The course for fun ride #1 has been marked with fluorescent orange arrows. Due to snow the climb across Buffalo has been difficult if not impossible. Whoever is responsible for snow removal on Dry Creek road hasn’t seemed to be able to salt or scrape. On a recent ride only a lane the width of a car tire was open across the whole mountain. As a result, we have marked an alternate route. If snow is on the mountain please follow the alternate route. Please see the Maps page for a photo and explanation.

The link to the left is now live if you want to download the flyer. I’ll be updating it again soon since we’ve added some sponsors. but all of the other info will remain the same. Plus, the new version will have Haiti spelled correctly.

Each ride will have a drawing after the ride.

Ride #1 Drawing will include:

  • Gift Certificates to Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • $25.00 cash
  • Bolle’ Sunglasses
  • One entry fee refund
  • More.

Gained a Few Pounds?

If you look to the left you’ll see a link to the flyer. The ride is a USAC sanctioned fun ride and I’m waiting approval on the flyer before I can release it to you. Just for kicks here are some details for ride #1. Check back soon for the full flyer, ride routes, etc.

All rides will start in parking lot 22A (where the Thursday nite ride starts) behind Knights Sports Bar, 1701 West State of Franklin. Please be able to maintain at least a 13 MPH average.

Registration: 8:00-8:45 AM

Cost: $20.00

Ride Start: 9:00 AM

Winter is almost over and if you are like me you are way behind on the base training for the Spring century rides and for road and mountain season.  Our first ride will be February 27th and will be a good place to start. This will be the shortest of the three events, so if it’s rainy and cold we won’t be out there long. The other benefit to the ride is the net proceeds will go to the TCRC Masters Team, the MSG Cyclo-cross Juniors Team and Haiti Relief. All of the rides will start and finish in Johnson City.  Check back often for more details.

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