SOP - Cycling


Sewanee serves as a great base for cycling. You can ride from your dorm and head straight out to do some trail riding (45+ miles of trails are available) or head down off the Cumberland Plateau to do road riding on the roads and climbs that encompass this area. If you like mountain biking or road riding Sewanee serves as a terrific home base. You can also ride your bike to class, to eat, or to the library.

Mountain Biking

Students can enjoy access to 45+ miles of mountain biking trails and fire lanes by riding right from their dorm; for visitors the best place to park is Lake Cheston.  The trails open to mountain biking on campus can be found on this map.   

Training Ride Pictures

Cyclists on Training Ride

In preparation for many of the extended SOP cycling trips students train together for the adventure. Check out photos of some of these rides here.

MS150 Ride to Jack & Back - A 2 Day 150 Mile Bike Ride

Each fall Sewanee cyclists ride Tennessee's finest country roads while raising money to help fight multiple sclerosis. Sewanee riders have had a team of 22+ riders for 8 years running and train for 5 weeks prior to the 2 day ride. Check out photos from over the years here.

Sewanee Cycling Team on bicycles


Tour de Natchez Trace! five-day, 444-mile cycling tour

Sewanee cyclists rode the entire route from Nashville, Tennessee to Natchez, Mississippi. Camping out each night, riding each day and basically having a great time. Check out photos from the adventure here.

Sewanee Cycling Team at Natchez Trace sign

Fruita, Colorado and Moab, Utah Spring Break Trip

A number of students spent their spring break exploring the west on mountain bike. Great pictures from the awesome trip can be found here.

Student on bicycle during Mountain Biking Trip

Cycling Team Pictures

Sewanee cyclist on bicycle
Some student cyclists compete in road cycling and mountain bike races around the southeast. Check out photos from a few of the races here.