Welcome

Thank You!

The Highland Rim Bicycle Club wants to thank you for being with us as we celebrated our 41st anniversary Elk River Valley 100. The weatherman held off the rain so we could enjoy a great turnout, our signature bratwurst meal, and the sharing of "war stories" about the ridges and hollows of Middle Tennessee.

If you have a moment we sure would appreciate your comments about our event. We’ll use your comments as we begin preparations for next year.

And don’t forget to come back to this website later this year to see what we’ve got in store for you in 2015. You don’t want to miss it, so mark your calendars for September 12, 2015!

Join us as we tour four counties of scenic Middle Tennessee. This ride has something for everyone — very challenging routes, beautiful scenery, unique commemorative goodies, bratwurst after-ride meal and lots of fun. Come enjoy what’s sure to be one of the finest cycling events you participate in this year.

2015 Features…

Valuable prize package
The first 250 paid, pre-registered riders are eligible for a prize package drawing valued at over $300.
Elimination of Tanyard Hill from All Routes
The grueling climb out of Lynchburg is gone but the routes still hold plenty of memorable “calf-killer” climbs
20 mile guided route
Perfect for the new cyclist since an experienced bike club member will be personally leading this leisurely paced, nearly flat, 20 mile ride.

History

The Highland Rim Bike Club was organized in 1974 and in September of that year conducted the first edition of the Elk River Valley 100.

The route has always been in the vicinity of the Elk River, hence the name. The first version of the ride had no appreciable climbing. Constructive criticism caused us to add considerable climbing challenges around the Cumberland Plateau.

Our emphasis remains in sponsoring a well-supported, low-key, and enjoyable event for riders of all abilities.

"...one of the best Centuries in the Southeast." - Bicycling Magazine