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Bays Mountain Bike Rally
September 25, 2021
Hit the Trails for the Bays Mountain Bike Rally
Family friendly biking event commemorates 50 years of Bays Mountain Park
There’s no better place to be as the leaves start to change than Bays Mountain Park. Why not celebrate the turn of the season with a little challenge? On October 2, BMP is hosting the Bays Mountain Bike Rally—and you have less than two weeks to register!
The registration deadline for the Bays Mountain Bike Rally is September 25. See below for more event information.
The challenge: 50 miles for 50 years. Are you ready? Registration for the Bays Mountain Bike Rally is now open! Bays Mountain Park is partnering with All Trails Cycling for this 50th Anniversary event, sponsored by BB&T/Suntrust (now Truist Bank).
On Saturday, October 2, head up the mountain and hit the trails for a mountain biking event for all ages and skill levels. Looking to just have some fun with the family? Register for the guided group fun ride, which begins at 8:30 a.m. and travels four miles route on a non-technical forest road. If you’re up for a challenge, assemble your four-person team for the timed “50ish” mile relay at 10 a.m. The relay course will include a good mix of singletrack with some technical sections for the experienced rider.
Local bike shops and SORBA Tri-Cities will be on site for an expo-type experience, as well as food trucks to grab a bite to eat after the big race. Spectators are welcome!
Registration for either ride is $25 per adult, $15 for ages 13 to 18 and free for children 12 and under. All ride participants will receive an event t-shirt! For the relay race, top finishers will be recognized and every team that finishes will receive a BMP 50th Anniversary souvenir to take home.
The pre-registration deadline for the Bays Mountain Bike Rally is September 25. To sign up to ride, please visit bikereg.com/bays-mountain-bike-rally.
To learn more about Bays Mountain Park, go to baysmountain.com or call 423-229-9447.
About Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium
Annually, more than 200,000 visitors pass through Bays Mountain Park making it one of the State of Tennessee’s Top 50 Most Visited Attractions, according to the State of Tennessee Department of Tourist Development. One of the nation’s largest city-owned parks with 3,550 acres, Bays Mountain Park features roughly 40 miles of hiking trails, a state-of-the-art planetarium, wildlife habitats, fun exhibits, a 44-acre lake, ropes course with zip line, trails for mountain biking and much, much more.
About the City of Kingsport
Founded in 1917, the City of Kingsport (pop. 53,000) is located on the Tennessee-Virginia border at the crossroads of I-81 and I-26 near the geographic center of the eastern U.S. The city is widely known as a planned community, designed by renowned city planner John Nolen and wrapping around the foot of Bays Mountain – a 3,500-acre park, nature preserve, planetarium and observatory. Kingsport is recognized as an International Safe Community by the National Safety Council, a Healthier Tennessee community, and won the 2009 Harvard Innovations in American Government Award for its higher education initiatives. While many city names are duplicated throughout the U.S., there’s only one Kingsport – a fact that invokes