Renowned internationally as a cycling destination, the roads around McLemore have been the site of the Tour of Georgia, the U.S. Professional National Cycling Championships and multiple Ironman competitions. Discover for yourself why this area is one of the sport's favorite locations.
From end to end, Lookout Mountain is covered in roads well-suited for casual to competitive road cycling. The ascents and descents up and down the mountain are designed for the experienced climber and descender. Meanwhile the rolling hills of the mountain's highlands represent a challenge for even the more well-tuned physiques. So next time someone calls the Cumberland Plateau "nice rolling hills," just take them on a ride up one of them.
In the valley between Lookout Mountain and Pigeon Mountain, McLemore Cove offers the casual and serious cyclist beautiful rolling hills and cedar-lined roads. Rides through this picturesque farmland will be enjoyed for hours. Low traffic and easy gradients make this a truly memorable cycling experience.
Ironman 70.3 World Championships
Recipient of the 2017 Athlete's Choice Award for "Best Overall Bike," "Best Race Venue Experience" and "Best Host City Experience," Chattanooga continues to host one of the most well-attended Ironman events in the United States. Visit McLemore Cove and ride the official course of the Ironman 70.3 World Championships.
Three State. Three Mountain.
Traveling through three states and over three mountains, this 100-mile amateur race is exactly what it says it is. Fast becoming a respected annual regional event, the Three State Three Mountain was recently acquired by Hincapie Sportswear. Plans are for the new owners of the event to take it to the next level.
Volkswagon U.S. Pro National Championships
For three consecutive years, the city of Chattanooga was the site of the Volkswagon U.S. Pro National Championships, one of the country's top five professional cycling events. The area was chosen by USA Cycling organizers for its undulating terrain, road quality and cycling fan base. Long known as a city for outdoor enthusiasts, the Volkswagon U.S. Pro National Championships gained the attention of national event organizers and opened Chattanooga to international interest.