(865) 448-6000

The Bicycle Bash

September 15th, 2018 from 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Bike Bash Townsend TN

The Bash is Back! Join us on Saturday, September 15 for the Dancing Bear Bicycle Bash, benefiting Bike Elf! This amazing organization provides bicycles to children and young adults in East Tennessee who earn them through participation in programs with partner organizations and schools.

You’ll find some of the best cycling in the country here on the Peaceful Side of the Great Smoky Mountains! This year’s bash includes:

  • A 28 mile ride
  • A 37 mile ride
  • A 59 mile ride
  • Gourmet lunch for all cyclists provided by Chef Shelley Cooper

Riders, register before Sept. 14 at 12:00 PM and you’ll receive a complimentary lunch on Dancing Bear’s event lawn. The cost is $45 to participate, and each registration includes $5 for Bike Elf, our featured partner. 2018 Bike Bash t-shirts will also be provided for all registered riders! Stay tuned for complete registration and packet information!

Online Rider Registration

If you just want to watch the spectacle and cheer on the riders, they’ll roll out of Dancing Bear at 9 am on Sept. 15th. Dancing Bear has luxury accommodations available by calling (865) 448-6000 or booking online.

Dancing Bear Bike Bash 2018 is proudly sponsored by Dancing Bear Lodge, the Blount County Partnership, Bike Elf, Apple Valley Mountain Village, and The Dancing Bean Coffee House and Bakery!

Bike Elf


Join Us for The Ultimate Bicycle Bash Weekend Package | September 14 – 15, 2018.

Call 865-448-6000 to book your Ultimate Bicycle Bash Weekend package.
Must sign-up by August 31st, 2018

Ultimate Bike Bash Weekend Package Itinerary

Friday, Sept 14th, 2018
3:00 pm — Check-In
4:30 pm — Late afternoon “Welcome to Dancing Bear” ride with the owners, Sharon and Mark Oldham. 15 miles or approx. 1 hour. Details TBD.
7:00 pm — Dinner under the stars with the group at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro. Family style. Complimentary wine.

Saturday, Sept 15th, 2018
7:30 am-8:30 am — Breakfast on your own at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro
9:00 am — Bike Bash starts at bottom of Dancing Bear hill. Choose your route of 27, 37, of 59 fully supported ride.
11:00 am-2:00 pm — Post Ride gourmet lunch with complimentary beer.
2:00 pm — Free afternoon for hiking or relaxing
6:00 pm — Dinner on your own at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro. $100 gift card included in your Ultimate Bicycle Bash Weekend accommodations arrival packet*

Sunday, September 16th
8:00 am-10:00 am – Guest Breakfast at the Appalachian Bistro.
12:00 pm — Departure

Room Rates

Rooms available for double occupancy or four person loft.

Double Occupancy — Single King Cabin
Total Weekend rate: $395 per person plus tax

Four Person Occupancy — Two Bedroom Loft
4 adults in one accommodation
Total Weekend rate: $330 per person plus tax

* $100 Appalachian Bistro gift card per accommodation, based on double occupancy, for Saturday night dinner (or $50 per person for single occupancy) Weekend rate is per person based on double or four person occupancy and is for two nights. Rate includes all listed food in itinerary, along with a Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro dining gift card for Saturday evening dinner, lodging, group rides and any additional gratuities.

Here are some photos from previous year’s events:

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