Big Hill Challenge in Watertown to offer new fitness route

Staff Reports • Updated May 30, 2014 at 12:25 PM

The Big Hill Challenge Grant Fund and Historic Watertown announce the 11th annual Big Hill Challenge on June 14. 

Cyclists of all ages and ability levels are invited to enjoy one of four scenic routes through the Middle Tennessee countryside.

New to the ride this year is the fitness route, 16 miles of beautiful countryside on the outskirts of historic Watertown. The ride also offers 31-, 62- and 100-mile routes, each with their own challenges as they stretch further out into surrounding counties.

The Big Hill Challenge is participating in the Grand Tour Series. All riders are eligible to win a $500 gift certificate to Biker’s Choice. There are prizes for King of the Mountain and Queen of the Mountain for the top three fastest climbers in both categories on either the 62- or 100-mile routes.

All rides will be fully supported by professional bicycle mechanics and rolling support. Rest stops are strategically positioned along all routes to keep riders fueled and hydrated. All riders registered by Friday will receive a commemorative T-shirt. After the ride, participants are invited to enjoy a pasta dinner while relaxing with fellow cyclists in downtown Watertown.

Sign-in begins at 6 a.m. at Watertown High School/Middle School at 515 W. Main Street. Rides are staggered, beginning at 7 a.m. at the Town Square. Advance registration through June 9 is $30; June 10 to day-of registration is $40. To register or for more information, visit bighillchallenge.com.

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