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DEATH MARCH REVIVAL RIDE REPORTS

Click on the names below to read ride reports from past finishers and get a firsthand sense of what it's like to take on the Death March Revival!

Jason Vance 6/29/21

Charleston, SC to Tennessee is a long drive and I procrastinate. So, naturally I would tackle the Triple Crown on consecutive days right on the deadline...

Claire Colbert 6/27/21

Well, the Death March is certainly aptly named! I’m really glad I chose my hard tail over my gravel bike bc some of those descents would have been gnarly in the best of conditions… but I ended up doing a lot of them in the middle of thunderstorms...

James Dunaway 3/12/21

Full disclosure- this is my first attempt at a race report. I could not have asked for better conditions when setting out for the DMR. Not only was the weather perfect with clear skies and temps in the 70s, but this area had not received any rain in about a week which is crucial for those mountain roads to fully dry out...

John Wiygul 12/19/20

The Death March is probably my favorite bike loop, I’ve done it a bunch of times over the years now, and was stoked to try the ITT from Mulberry Gap. The epic loop is easiest from Thunder Rock, however, if you want to add a bit to it, try it from Kings Slough. But, if you really want a test, Mulberry start/finish is the ticket...

Randy Kerr 12/11/20

I wasn’t exactly sure where I was. I remembered the climb and maybe the creek side from this morning’s start, but I was confused. My head was spinning. Everything was beginning to look the same. I don’t remember these houses. Nor do I remember these farms… nor the pastures. It was such a beautiful farm setting. I hadn’t seen it before. It was getting dark...

Sheena Sheffield 12/11/20

I am very new to mountain biking, and this was my first official course. I chose the Death March Revival because I had been riding the Georgia parts of the course all summer, so it just felt right. And also because I had to know what 12,000 feet of climbing in a single day would be like...

Carey Lowery 11/27/20

I did the first edition of this race in 2017, back when mass starts were the norm. It then went on a 2 year hiatus and ended up turning into an ITT this year (damn Covid). I chose Black Friday to do the route. Because why else would I want to get up at 3 am?...

Ali Whittier 11/14/20

I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate my birthday than Death March Revival (yes, I understand how weird that sounds to some people). And since the grand depart had to be postponed until next year, an ITT would do the trick...

Monica Desjardins 11/14/20

After completing TNGA I was looking for a few routes to get my suffer fix. Dirty 130 and Death March Revival got penciled onto the calendar. Then the realities of homeschool hit and motivation went out the window. Thank heavens I have friends who keep me motivated...

Whitney Stanley 11/14/20

Where to even begin? I have been wanting to ride the Death March Revival route for years. Being a local to the area, it is essentially all of my favorite shorter gravel routes, all slam packed into one ride. This year was finally my year...

Bruce Stauffer 11/07/20

So, 12,000 feet of climbing is no joke. There are plenty of steep climbs. Some have annoyingly loose or large gravel. I was able (with some effort) to pedal all of them without spinning out. I will say that the hardest climbs were the ones near the end...