A More Relaxed Approach to the Infamous Race!
The Dirty 130 is undoubtedly one of the hardest one-day races in the country, but it's also a beautiful bike route that can be enjoyed as a multi-day bikepacking trip!
The Dirty 130 is a beast of a route covering 130 miles of forest roads, singletrack and asphalt through the beautiful mountains of Southeast Tennessee and Southwest North Carolina (80% unpaved/20% paved). With over 14,000 feet of climbing, the Dirty 130 is not to be taken lightly even as a multi-day adventure. (And be warned - you will get dirty!) We will provide you with the most up-to-date route map after you register.
Riding the route is free anytime, but if you want to use the parking area you will need to register for $25. Everyone who registers will also receive the most up-to-date route map and a Dirty 130 patch - assuming you finish! Please note that for liability purposes, registration is required for everyone who comes onto the property even if you arrive in one vehicle. If you do carpool, let us know and we'll send you Dirty 130 t-shirts! (All proceeds from the time trial go directly to the promotion and expansion of bikepacking in the region.)
The route starts and finishes on private property, and the parking fee is included in your registration. We will provide you with the exact location after you register. Camping is not allowed at the parking area at this time, but you are welcome to leave your vehicle there for multiple days.
Camping at the ride start is currently not allowed, but should be available soo
SUPPORT & WAYFINDING
Riding the Dirty 130 is a self-supported endeavor. It is imperative that you familiarize yourself with the route prior to attempting the ride. Please note that the majority of roads on the route (especially in the national forest) do not have signs. We will provide you with the most up-to-date route map after you register for your use during the ride. If you would like to have friends and family track you as you ride, you can use our Dirty 130 page at Trackleaders.com. If you choose to use this service, please contact Trackleaders at least a week prior to your intended ride date. (Allow more time if you need to rent a "Spot" tracking device from them.)