Wauchees Bike Race


Wicked, Wily & Wondrous!



The health and well-being of our cycling family and community is our #1 priority. After careful consideration and guidance from the CDC we have decided to cancel this year's Waucheesi Bike Race.

Yes, we're bummed, too. 

You have three options for the registration entry: Defer to the HARDford 50 Gravel Grinder, defer to next year's Waucheesi, or get a full refund.
We really hope you will consider deferring your registration to our other bike event, the HARDford 50 Gravel Grinder. This fully-supported course is 50+ miles and 6,500 ft. of climbing through Cherokee and Pisgah National Forests. Ask around, it's a good time!

Again, we're super bummed. We love y'all and wish you and yours a healthy spring. Wash your hands, support one another, and practice social distancing; GO RIDE YOUR BIKE :)

Should you have questions give us a call at 865-406-3638.

Be well, friends.
Katie and Dave Crawford
Rapid Expeditions LLC

We hope to see you at the HARDford 50 Gravel Grinder and the 2021 Waucheesi!


The Waucheesi Bike Race is wickedly sweet and includes two racing distances: the Wily 88 and the Wondrous 63, crafted by Chris Joice.

Make no mistake, this race is just as challenging as it is beautiful. Cherohala Skyway, Cherokee and Nantahala National Forests provide all the goods—long climbs, fast descents, great forest roads, rowdy gravel, and amazing vistas. If you dare to try the 88-mile option, you’re looking at a stout 11,500+ feet of climbing, while the 63-mile course is no joke, with 8,800+ feet. Both routes include the Basin Gap and North River Road climbs, while the 88-mile course adds a spectacular climb to Farr Gap.

For those not interested in racing or biting off the longer distances, the 45-mile course offers a great tour of Cherokee National Forest and Bald River, while climbing 4,100 feet.

The detailed course maps and descriptions can be found here.

To download gpx files, right click on these links and choose save file as:
gpx 88 mile course
gpx 63 mile course
gpx 45 mile course

All routes start in Tellico Plains at Tellico Grains Bakery with a police escort neutral roll-out.

End the day at Tellico Grains Bakery with wood-fired pizzas and craft beer.

The Waucheesi: Wicked, Wily & Wondrous.