Presented by Dancing Bear Lodge and Appalachian Bistro, The Blount Partnership, Apple Valley Mountain Village


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The Seventh annual 2021 Bike Bash Returns with the biggest and best event yet! We will have three rides of 24, 40, and 52 miles with full support. Our famous post ride gourmet lunch returns with a fabulous spread, live music and complimentary beer. Packet pick up starts on Friday evening 9/17/21 at the Dancing Bean Coffee House from 5:30-6:30 Pm and resumes on Saturday morning of Race Day (9/19/21) at 7:30 Am. All rides promptly take off at 9 Am. Once again, we will ride through the curves with a full police escort! Post ride gourmet lunch starts at 11:15 Am and ends at 2:00 pm. Please plan your ride accordingly.


Our VIP package includes the Bike Bash 2021 Registration fee, two nights of luxury accommodations, family-style dinner Friday night, and a group ride with Dancing Bear owners Mark and Sharon Oldham.

This exclusive package is limited to just 10 riders. Deadline is August 25th, 2021 for sign up.

Friday, September 17th 2:00pm
- Early Check-in for VIP guests! Enjoy a Welcome Gift Bag!
- 5:00pm Enjoy a “Welcome to Dancing Bear” late- afternoon ride with the Sharon and Mark Oldham, avid cyclists and owners of the Dancing Bear Lodge and avid cyclists. (Welcome ride is approx. 15mi and is expect at around one hour ride time.) Max 10 riders.
- 7:30pm Dinner under the stars with the VIP group at the Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro. A family style meal with complimentary wine will be served.

Saturday, September 18th
- 7:30-8:30am Breakfast Provided
- 9:00am Bike Bash starts at bottom of the Dancing Bear hill——Choose your route of 27, 37, of 59 fully supported ride
- 11:00am-2:00pm Enjoy our Chef’s Famous Post Ride Gourmet lunch with complimentary beer, and swag bag
- Free afternoon for hiking or relaxing
- Enjoy dinner on your own at the Appalachian Bistro, or another local restaurant of your choosing.

Sunday, September 19th
- 8:00am-10:00am Breakfast Provided
- 12:00pm Enjoy a VIP Late checkout!

VIP Cyclist Package – Bike Bash 2021 Pricing

- Single King accommodation with double occupancy – $475.00 per guest, plus tax and gratuity
- Add a post ride massage for $99.00 per person!

Call 865.448.6000 to book these special VIP Packages today! Space is limited!

Online Registration Deadline: Wednesday, Sep 15, 2021 at 5:00 PM ET

Select Your Category

Event Riders
Category Start Time Distance Fee
25 Miles $60 9:00 AM 25 miles $60
  • This is a mostly flat ride through the Curves (with escort) out Old Walland, turn around at Coulter bridge and return to the Lodge via Cameron and Carr's Creek!
40 Miles $60 9:00 AM 40 miles $60
  • A gorgeous ride through the famous curves (with escort) out Old Walland turning towards the base of Chilhowee Mtn and Bethlehem Church back OW to Cameron and Carr's Creek to the Lodge. Love this Ride!
52 Miles $60 9:00 AM 52 miles $60
  • A new ride through the heart of Walland and then on to the edge of PF @ Goose Gap. Return via Walden's Creek Rd by Blackberry MTN and then down Old Walland!

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Dancing Bear Bicycle Shirt

Cool NEW design for 2021!