Cohutta 100 is a famous mountain bike race. Its length is 100 miles. It takes place at the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee USA annually at the end of April.
The race passes through the ring through the wild forest and mountains of the national park. It starts at the Ocoee Whitewater Center in Copperhill and ends there. 40% passes along the road, and 60% along forest roads at an altitude of up to 12,000 feet. The track is full of small and very steep climbs and descents.
The race has been one of the stops in the National Ultra Endurance Series since 2006.
Jeff Schalke holds the best finish record at 6:23 a.m. in 2009.
Carla Williams set a women’s record 7:29 in 2016.
USDA Forest Service
Note! 2020 Cohutta 100 – moved to another time!
This is a classic race. This is one of the most important mountain bike endurance races. A huge number of riders come every year to the Cherokee National Park to participate in this race and test their endurance, strength and nerves. They are faced with the problem of large elevations of more than 12,000 feet. They ride on solitary tracks and dangerous mountain roads.
This year, all single-track sections of Brush Creek and Tanasi will be used. Then 65 miles of hard gravel road. There is a limit of 13 hours for all 100 miles, so after sunset there are no more volunteers on the track. At 42 miles, there is a check point that must be crossed before 13.30. Otherwise, you will not be allowed to move on and drive the rest of the way. If the driver ignores this ban, he runs the risk of encountering big problems and being alone on the track. There’s nowhere to wait for help.
Habitation and Camping
Attention! There is no night parking at Ocoee Whitewater Center!
Ducktown Copper is approximately 5 miles from Ocoee Whitewater Center. No wonder the owners have changed here. Now there is a new repair of rooms, improved beds, mattresses and linen. They built a new recreation area with a grill and a bonfire. You can enjoy every minute of your vacation. The rooms have all amenities, microwave, refrigerator, air conditioning and internet. Price $ 69.
The nearest Thunder Rock campsite is about 2 miles northwest of the Ocoee Whitewater Center. It stretches along the river and has 37 single places and one group camping. It has all the amenities, bath and shower. We recommend that you reserve a campsite on the site in advance.
If you need a best camping tent you can choose it here for Cohutta 100.