GOSH DARN 5
March 25-27, 2022
The 5th iteration of the best gravel event in Tennessee.
GOSH DARN 5 will feature a 16, 42, 60, and 100-mile race, camping, bonfires, partying, and more.
We're back! Bigger and better than ever with camping and lodging available on Friday and Saturday nights, a few big bonfires in the woods, more than enough gravel, silly games, food, beer, beverages, prizes, and more!
Included in the price of registration this year: free tent camping, a "survival kit" (it's kinda like a swag bag, except you'll actually like what's in it), free beer and NA beverages, a post-ride meal, and an event t-shirt.
Bunking and cabin rentals are available through the Five Star Retreat. Cabin rentals sleep between 5 and 10 people and cost $400 for 3 nights. Bunks are available for $20 for 3 nights. All lodging has climate control and full bathrooms.
With whatever route you choose you can expect to encounter a strong variety of gravel and terrain – from well-groomed gravel to rutted out jeep trails; blazing-fast descents, creek crossings, and punchy climbs. The routes will have you saying "gosh" and "darn" more than once.
Riders on the 42, 60, and 100-mile routes should expect two aid stations. Riders on the 100-mile route must check-in at the first aid station at mile 61. Riders that do make this checkpoint by 12:15 PM will be pulled from the ride and rerouted to start resulting in an 80ish mile ride, or maybe transferred back to the start by vehicle.
This ride is self-navigated, and the route is unmarked. All riders are asked to bring whatever tools necessary to navigate the course. We do this to provide an environment that empowers individuals to teach themselves the necessary navigation skills that are ultimately needed to ride self-supported. This gives the participants the opportunity to build orienteering skills without the risk of getting so lost they can't make it home.
Over the past five years, cellphone signal has become increasingly better in Hickman County. If you are not using a GPS head unit, we strongly recommend that you download the Ride with GPS app, create an account, save and download the routes (tap the dots to the right of the route name).
Thursday: Camping/Lodging Opens
Friday: Packet Pickup, Bonfire
Saturday: Packet Pick-Up, Ride, Meal, Party, Bonfire, Camp
Sunday: Camping & Lodging Closes
Ready to take on one of the wildest bike rides in Tennessee? Register for the event below.
This year's event will be limited to 300 participants and is projected to sell out, register now cause we'll be real sad if you can't come.
This year's event is possible thanks to contributions from Cumberland Transit, Weiss Watch Company, Country Road Cycling, Amigo Frameworks, Jackalope Brewing, Dangle Supply, Tifosi Optics, Road Runner Bags, SRAM, TIME Pedals, Sport Sppuds, Halcyon Bike Shop, the Five Star Retreat, and Pinewood Canoe & Camp.
You can register below or at www.bikereg.com/gosh-darn-5
A portion of profits will go to the Oasis Center's Youth Mountian Bike Team, a part of the Oasis Center's Bicycle Workshop that has affected the lives of 3,000 youth in Middle Tennessee since its inception. We're honored to make contributions that help introduce youth to the joys of riding dirt.
In an effort to address the inequities in cycling, we're extending a discount to women, transgender, and non-binary participants. Use codes WTNB50 and WTNB100 to take 50% or 100% off your registration cost.