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Dancing Bear Bicycle Bash 2022

September 17 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Tickets are $60

Dancing Bear Bicycle Bash 2022
The 8th annual 2022 Bike Bash Returns with the  best event yet on Saturday September 17th, 2022!  Riders will be capped at 225 so please register early! 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 9/16/22  at the Dancing Bean Coffee House or Smoky Mountain Outdoor Center (TBD)  from 5:30-6:30 Pm and resumes on Saturday morning of Race Day (9/17/22) at 7:30 Am.  All rides promptly take off at 8:30 Am this year (30 minutes earlier)  Once again, we will ride through the curves with a full police escort! Post ride gourmet lunch starts at 10:30  Am and ends at 1:30  pm. Please plan your ride accordingly.



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25 Mile Route

This is a mostly flat ride through the Curves (with escort) out Old Walland, turn around at Coulter Bridge and return to Dancing Bear Lodge via Cameron and Carr’s Creek!

40 Mile Route

A gorgeous ride through the famous Curves (with escort) out Old Walland towards the base of Chilhowee Mountain and Bethlehem Church, back Old Walland to Cameron and Carr’s Creek to Dancing Bear Lodge. Love this ride!

52 Mile Route

A new ride through the heart of Walland and then on to the edge of Pigeon Forge at Goose Gap. Return via Walden’s Creek Road by Blackberry Mountain and then down Old Walland back to Dancing Bear Lodge!


Blount County Partnership: The Blount County Partnership, presenting sponsor for this event, is a cooperative effort between the Blount County Chamber of Commerce, Chamber Foundation, Economic Development Board and the Smoky Mountain Tourism Development Authority.

  • Hosting the event are the Dancing Bear LodgeThe Dancing Bean, and Apple Valley Mountain Village. A gourmet lunch and craft beer will be served post-ride at 11am from the Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro.


Registration includes:
Our new sponsor this year is the Smoky Mountain Outdoor Center located at Apple Valley Mountain Village.
Your goodie bag will include great store discounts and cool swag from SMOC

Please note: There will be four rest stops throughout this year’s ride, a full police escort taking us through the curves.


Accommodations are available through Dancing Bear Lodge, and feature Rustic Cabins with hot tubs and fireplace, (some with kitchens, all with refrigerators.)
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Our VIP package includes the Bike Bash 2022 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 16th 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 17th

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 18th

  • 8:00am-10:00am Breakfast Provided
  • 12:00pm Enjoy a VIP Late checkout!

VIP Cyclist Package – Bike Bash 2022 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!



September 17
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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