2022 Smoky Mountain Recumbent Rally
Welcome to the 10th Annual Smoky Mountain Recumbent Rally. Come join us again in the beautiful Smoky Mountains and enjoy two days of great rides in beautiful scenic locations right here in and around the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Due to the park closing 1 of the 2 "car free" day (Wed & Sat) we have had to change the dates to the middle of the week to the only car free day we have which is Wednesday. We hope many of you can still attend but if not, we do understand.
The Highland Manor Inn and conference center is looking forward to having us there again. Here you can reserve a room and be right in the middle of the action as we are located along the 9 mile long bike path in Townsend, TN. There are numerous designated bike routes all around us rolling through some of the most beautiful scenery East Tennessee has to offer. Register for two days, one day or just the dinner Saturday night. Good food, great rides and scenery, great speakers, industry experts... ONLINE Registration is now closed though. You can still call us at 865.982.2555 to register
While we set up our events please check back frequently to see all the exciting things we'll have scheduled. And as usual, we try to have some have some tents set up from a few select vendors from the recumbent world showing new products, providing test rides and answering questions If you are a vendor and would like to display with a pop up let us know. We'd love to have you.We are currently soliciting help with ride leaders and sweepers.
Maps for rides
Dates this year are: Check in May 16, and Rally event days are 17-18. Enjoy the rest of the week on your own.Monday
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Check in for attendees and registration of events at the
Highland Manor, Townsend,TN. and pick up T-Shirt.
A written itinerary will be handed out at that time since there have been numerous changes in the ride areas and times. Be sure to check in and pick one up.
Be ready to roll out from Highland Manor by 830am
Roll out 830am for River Road Ride
River Road rest stop and porta potties will be at Coulter Bridge about 10 miles out.
Pea Ridge/Cold Springs Ride leaves from Coulter Bridge
Short River Road ride leaves to return to Highland Manor
Lunch on your own
2pm: Talk by Bill Gillette on Recumbent Touring,
Possible talk by another speaker
Vendor Tents/Demo Rides rest of Afternoon.
5pm: Tremont out and back ride 11 miles.
Dinner on your own.
Wednesday: Meet at Cades Cove (time TBD depending on parking)
Be ready at gate by 9am????
Or maybe earlier (TBD)
Ride the cove as much as you like.
Lunch (sandwiches, chips, drinks provided at Cades Cove Picnic area) 12pm
Free time (ride the cove or just go back to Townsend)
A small group may ride Rich Mountain Road or the downhill to Townsend on Laurel Branch Road
Dinner and wrap up at Highland Manor: 6pm (time may move to 630)
These times may change in the next couple days