The idea for The Journey comes from a fundamental wish to share our favorite riding experiences with our friends and with the world. Floyd County has tremendous dirt, primitive, and gravel road resources to allow riders to challenge themselves as much as they like.
Floyd County; known as the "Center of the Universe," has a special vibe which we know will foster a unique cycling experience for all of us the weekend of The Journey.
We have chosen to launch The Journey as a partner format event. Duo racing is more common as a mountain bike stage race format at events like the Cape Epic or The Pioneer where partners coordinate as a team to go faster, farther, and harder than they would be able to as solo riders.
35, 65, and 110 miles with each featuring around 100 feet/mile of elevation.
Each distance will have fully supported aid stations and medical along the route. We don't want a bonk or a bruise to get in the way of your Journey.
We promise a tremendous weekend of Appalachian hospitality and culture paired up with some of the best riding riders will do all year.
The Appalachian Journey Team"