The Breakdown is a 330-mile bikepacking route within the Appalachian Mountains. Ride it hard or take your time and make a week of it!


Date: October 23, 2021

Time: 8:00 am


Cost: Free

Event Website

Organizer: Shawn Lemaster


The Grand Depart is Presented by Oveja Negra on October 23, 2021!! But, ride this route ANYTIME you’d like.

330 miles | 43,000′ gain | It’s a tough one

The Breakdown explores the vastness of the Pine Mountain region starting at Breaks Interstate Park and heading off west towards the sunset and “The Hardest Race in Kentucky”, the WarDaddy.

Traversing the Grand Canyon of the South, it is a showcase of the best these rugged and historic Appalachian Mountains has to offer. Superb mountain-line scenery tracing the backbone of the Kentucky/Virginia border and a tradition of pure, hard adventure.

“Totally ridiculously steep KYgravel climbs. I have no words.”