RECAP: Inaugural Cycle Sequatchie Benefiting The Land Trust for Tennessee
The first ever Cycle Sequatchie was a major success! On Saturday, October 5, cycling enthusiasts came together in Dunlap in the heart of the Sequatchie Valley to celebrate and enjoy one of the most picturesque valleys in the Southeast, a place that is very important to The Land Trust for Tennessee.
The inaugural Cycle Sequatchie event was a multi-faceted affair that combined a beautiful bike ride, local food, hikes and nature walks, and an outdoor expo. The ride was presented by Velo View Bike Tours and Chattanooga Bicycle Club. Proceeds from the event benefitted LTTN and our conservation work in the Sequatchie Valley and the South Cumberland Plateau.
The ride included four different routes, with rides ranging from 16 to 78 miles. Riders cycled on beautiful rural roads with scenic views that define the Sequatchie Valley, near land protected by The Land Trust for Tennessee.
The inaugural Cycle Sequatchie brought in 330 riders from 15 states. After the ride, participants enjoyed a farm-to-table lunch featuring fresh food from local farms and homemade desserts from the Cookie Jar Cafe. The farmers feast was presented by the Lyndhurst Foundation and The Land Trust for Tennessee.
Since 1999, The Land Trust for Tennessee has conserved 1,400+ acres in the Sequatchie Valley near the ride area through seven conservation easements. The area continues to be a focal area for the organization with more work in the region taking place yearly.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for a beautiful, fun, first-class bike ride and celebration of everything that makes Sequatchie Valley and the South Cumberland Plateau such a special place.
Follow along at cyclesequatchie.com to join us for next year’s ride!