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 and visit historic Lynchburg home of Jack Daniel Distillery. This ride has something for everyone — beautiful scenery, unique commemorative goodies, bratwurst after-ride meal and lots of fun.

New for 2014…

Valuable prize package
The first 250 paid, pre-registered riders will automatically be entered in a drawing for a prize package containing a Garmin GPS valued over several hundred dollars. You must register before August 23rd and be present to win.
All new 20 mi route
If you're new to group riding or maybe this is your first big cycling event, this route is perfect for you. One of our experienced club members will personally lead you and others over a flat 20 mi course. Every 5 to 8 miles you'll be able to stop where additional water and food will be available. For your entry fee you will receive a commemorative mug, guided tour, signature bratwurst lunch and if you register early a commemorative t-shirt.
Revised 100 mi route
It's faster with fewer hills and takes in a new Middle Tennessee county, Marshall. Like the other routes, it now goes through Lynchburg.
Enhanced food stops
More variety with food hand picked by fellow cyclists that know what you crave for on the road.

At the Elk River Valley 100, you'll enjoy some of the most beautiful and challenging routes Middle Tennessee has to offer. So come on out and enjoy what's sure to be one of the finest bicycling events you'll participate in.

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