UPDATE (Event Recap): The Vista 300 is one of hardest, yet most beautiful routes on the East Coast for its size. Same with the Mountain 420. I feel they will become iconic routes on the East Coast.
Grand Depart top Gold buckle finishes:
(All finishers can get a rust colored buckle, but you have to ride the whole route at one time to get it)
The top 3 riders on the Vista 300
1.Jon Livengood: 41h:25m
2. Joe Whorton: 48h:20m
3. Chris Joice ( top Singlespeed): 49h:30m
Top 2 riders on the Mountain 420
1. Dave Chen: 75h:45m
2. Graham Skardon ( top singlespeed) 106h:10m
(The rest scratched)
Top 2 riders female riders on the Vista 300:
1. Audrey Tangye: 73h:30m
2. Betsy Schauer: 74h:09m
ITT top finishes to date:
(Riders have until December 15th, 2018 to turn in a GPX file for verification. It will then be recorded. Gold Buckles will be given at the end of the year (There are several signed up for June ITT’s)
1.Jheremy Zetans Vista 300: 56h:50m
2. Linda Sledge Vista 300: 100h:30m
The Vista 300 is a self-supported bikepacking adventure. It has some of the best singletrack, vistas, gravel, and country roads that Cherokee National forest and the surrounding areas have to offer. Spanning several mountain ranges and watersheds, this loop starts and finishes on the banks of the Hiwassee river in Reliance, Tennessee.
The Mountain 420 is an expanded version of the Vista 300. It ventures deep into the Cohuttas and Chattahoochee National Forest exploring even more of the best singletrack and gravel that the Southeast has to offer.
Follow both races live below: