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WITH BLACKBERRY FARM
ALLIED and Blackberry Farm share a dedication to creating great quality products and experiences. We also share a mission to engage our audiences with the adventure, fun and comradery of cycling. ALLIED is emerging as one of the country’s elite cycling brands, producing carbon road bikes in the heart of the American south. Based in Little Rock, Arkansas, ALLIED champions making personalized, best-in-class bicycles and being a brand of integrity and authenticity in the industry.
Blackberry Farm will offer a new fleet of ALLIED ALLROAD bikes for guests to use in our annual cycling events as well as leisure cycling on the property and through the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The ALL ROAD is a high performance road bike well-suited for any terrain. We are excited to share the road and showcase quality equipment and the inspiring adventure of cycling with ALLIED.
The Blackberry Farm Pro-Am Classic
September 16-19, 2018
The Blackberry Farm Pro-Am Classic
Guests will spend three days riding with cycling personalities – including George Hincapie, Robbie Ventura, and Christian Vande Velde. One of those three days will feature the competition elements for the Pro-Am Challenge, with three stages of competition. The Pro-Am is a great event for enthusiastic amateur riders of varied abilities, comfortable with pedaling approximately 30 to 60 miles per day, with some fun and challenging climbs! Options to shorten the route or lessen the elevation are available. Participants can choose to watch or compete in one or all of the competition stages. In addition, cyclists will be working together to win $30,000 of charity money through the Blackberry Farm Foundation, which was created to give back to children and foodways related causes. Throughout the three days of riding, participants will have full Lexus SAG support, nutrition stations for pre, during and post-rides, bike maintenance, and more. In addition to these scheduled rides for the Pro-Am, there will be second ride options for spouses or anyone who would like a leisure experience. These rides can be customized for a more relaxed pace through the rolling hills of the area, guided by our Blackberry team.
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The Blackberry Farm Pro-Am Classic Video Series
INSIDE THE PRO-AM: CIRCUIT RACE
What’s it like to sprint side-by-side with former pro cyclists across the stunning backdrop of Blackberry Farm? At the Pro-Am Classic, riders have the opportunity to do just that as they take part in the fast-paced circuit race.
The five-lap circuit gives riders the chance to utilize all of their skills as they sprint through straightaways, wind through corners and climb the final ascent to the finish line. Former U.S. professional cyclist Robbie Ventura takes you through a lap of the race in our Pro-Am Preview video series.
INSIDE THE PRO-AM: BLUFF MOUNTAIN
It’s one of the most beautiful stretches of roads in all of Tennessee, and as former U.S. professional cyclist Robbie Ventura claims, one of the top climbs in the entire U.S. Featuring a lineup of switchback climbs, this stage provides cyclists the opportunity to test their skills and work together as a team to reach the top.
Jump into our Previewing the Pro-Am series as former U.S. professional cyclist Robbie Ventura takes riders through a preview of this stunning stage. Ventura gives riders a first-hand look at Bluff Mountain while providing a few tips for ascending the climb and ultimately reaching the summit.
INSIDE THE PRO-AM: TEAM TIME TRIAL
There is nothing quite like the exhilaration of the team time trial. Speed, teamwork and grit. It’s all part of the thrill of this unique event, and part of the grander reason why the Blackberry Farm Pro-Am Classic has evolved into an annual guest favorite experience.
During this nine-mile stage, riders will work together drafting and sprinting along the scenic shoreline of Chilhowee Lake towards the finish line. Take a look for yourself as former U.S. professional cyclist Robbie Ventura previews this exciting stage.