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.
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(2018 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)
Top Vista ITT’s
1. Jheremy Zetans: 56hrs-50m (you already have him listed)
2. Eric Carr: 104hrs-24m
3. Celso Rodrigues: 120hrs-15m
Top Mountain 420 ITT’s
1. Lee Neal: 81hrs-35m
2. Casper TFG Ortvald: 132hrs-37m
3. Kent Lundager: 132hrs-37m
Top female Vista & Mountain ITT’s
1. Linda Sledge: 100hrs-50m
(All other ITT women scratched)