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Dancing Bear Bicycle Bash 2023

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Tickets are $75

The 9th annual 2023 Bike Bash Returns with the  best event yet on Saturday September 16th, 2023!  Riders will be capped at 225 so please register early! We will have three rides of 28, 39, and 55 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 9/15/23  at a location TBD  from 5:30-6:30 PM and resumes on Saturday morning of Race Day (9/16/23) at 7:30 Am.  All rides promptly take off at 8:30 Am this year. 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.


Start line address: 7140 E Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend, TN  37882


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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