Join us as we tour six counties of scenic Middle Tennessee and visit historic Lynchburg, TN. This ride has something for everyone - beautiful scenery, great food and lots of fun. Folks from 7 to 70+ years young find this ride one they make sure to attend.
For 2013 you'll enjoy the same beautiful and challenging routes as last year. In spite of the poor weather last year we had a record participation and look forward to an even larger participation this year so register early. Each year we "tweak" this event to improve it based on comments from riders. This year is no different so come on out and enjoy what's sure to be one of the finest bicycling events you'll participate in for the year.
Surprise! Due to Franklin County road construction we have had to change the 100 mi route at the last minute. Only the 100 mi route has changed. For more information about what's changed check out the 100 mi route description here.
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.