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Ride Info

Rock the Crater Ride is a fundraiser hosted by and benefiting First Priority, a non-profit 501(c)3. The ride begins and runs all the way through downtown Middlesboro before journeying to the backroads through the beautiful and scenic hills and hollows of Eastern KY with minimal traffic. Many of our roads run beside creeks that are lined with trees, offering shade along the way. Rock The Crater has 4 different routes to accommodate everyone from a beginner to an avid cyclist with distances of 21 mile, 40 mile, 58 and a full century.  All of our routes will run through part of the Historical Cumberland Gap National Park.  Our pre-ride (Friday in TN) , Rock The Crater (Saturday in KY) and post ride (Sunday in Virginia), gives you the unique opportunity to “Ride The Tri-States”. You will not want to miss the opportunity to come visit us and ride RTC. The Tri-State area of Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia is a great place to visit. It is rich in history, sightseeing, hiking, cycling, and some of the best views you will find.


RIDE THE TRI- STATES - 3 days 3 states

Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia

Middlesboro City Parking Lot 189 N 20th St, Middlesboro, KY 40965

Saturday August 3rd


6:00-7:30 a.m. Registration

7:50 a.m. Announcements

8:00 a.m. RTC Begins


Sunday August 4th

8:00 a.m. Post-Ride (Short VA Route)

Friday August 2nd


4:00-8:00 p.m. Block Party & Packet Pick-Up

4:00 p.m. Pinnacle Challenge (Climbing Event)

4:00 p.m. Pre-Ride (Short TN Route)


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