The 42nd annual Elk River Valley 100 (ERV 100) will take place at Motlow College on September 12. We have worked very hard to insure the ride has “something for everyone.”
- Fantastically scenic routes that bring on the smiles
- Optimally placed food stops stocked with plenty of goodies cyclists love to eat
- Fabulous SWAG; t-shirt, mug, and prize drawings
- Friendly and helpful SAG just in case assistance is needed in route
- For the finale – our FAMOUS end-of-ride bratwurst meal
The ERV 100 includes a variety of routes – 20, 30, 65 & 100 miles – through picturesque middle-Tennessee. The 20-mile guided route is for first-timers. The route goes out and back from Motlow a few times while taking in a few local historic sites. This feature allows the cyclist to choose to ride anywhere from 6 to 20 miles. The 30-mile route is a perfect way to spend a Saturday morning; there are a couple of good climbs but it’s mostly a rolling route traveling roads the local club rides often. The 65-mile route adds a few more climbs while dipping into four Middle Tennessee counties. It travels through some gorgeous country areas with vistas at the top of climbs that’ll take your breath away. The 100-mile route includes everything in the other routes plus more miles and more hills. The cyclist that completes this route gets some major bragging rights.
Talking about bragging rights wait until you see all the great goodies (SWAG) you’ll get. Of course first up is a t-shirt but this isn’t your usual silk-screen, cotton t-shirt. It’s a full dye-sublimation technical t-shirt from Hincapie Sports, our platinum sponsor. It’s just like a cycling jersey except it’s a looser fit and doesn’t have pockets on the back. Really, it’s that nice! In fact the retail value of the t-shirt ($30) almost covers the cost of your registration and that’s just the beginning. You’re also going to receive a commemorative mug that’s already got people going “ga-ga.” There’s even more, like prize drawings valued at over $300 and food stops with the best cycling food you can imagine. And there’s one more thing; this year you can actually get an event cycling jersey too. That’ll cost you a little extra but we guarantee you can’t get a finer jersey anywhere at this cost. As you can see you really can’t go wrong.
The ERV 100 does have “something for everyone.” Cyclists of all levels can ride a route specifically suited for them, get lots of quality SWAG, great food, and have fun riding their bike through a beautiful area with fellow cyclists. What’s not to love!