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Old 08-06-18, 08:47 AM
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Oktoberfest Chattanooga Challenge

It looks like someone is stepping in to fill the void left when 3 State 3 Mountain shut down.

Ochs Highway will be closed to motor vehicle traffic for the climb up the front side of Lookout Mountain. There is a little bit of overlap with the northern portion of the Chattooga Century route.

https://www.timesfreepress.com/news/...anooga/465604/

https://veloviewbiketours.com/chattanooga-challenge

I'd love to hear thoughts on the route from anyone who has ridden this area. My only rides near here were the two times I did 3 state.


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Looks like a lot more reasonable price than the Hincapie gran fondo. As to the route, the initial climb up lookout mtn at 5 mile into
century is a bit of a challenge. The descent at mile point 28-31 is a wide sweeping road you can let the bike run on, if traffic is ok,
a really nice descent. The route through mtn ranch cove is really nice, sort of Cades Covish, but the climb out at the end is a bear.
On the tandem it was a 3.5mph slog. This is at mile 48 on the map. Overall the roads are good otherwise, occasionally trafficy, ie around
Cloudland Canyon SP and a few other places, but it is a good route. You will like it.
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