Lula Lake 5 Points 50/25

Taking place in the backdrop of the beautiful Tennesee mountains, the Lula Lake 5 points is a peak south-central American mountain bike endurance race. The racecourse is held at none other than the renowned Five Points mountain bike trail system, which has become a popular mountain bike destination known for its beauty and spectacular singletrack. While formerly being a sole endurance race with only a 50-mile option, 2021 brought a half-length, 25-mile version,  a nice addition to bring in more riders. The event is organized and run by Roost Racing, and the last time the Lula Lake 50 happened pre-covid in 2019, there were nearly 250 riders making it one of Tennessee’s most popular race on wheels. The 50-mile course boasts nearly 5,000 feet of elevation gain, and the 25-mile route variant covers much of the same terrain and holds around 2,700 feet of climbing. Besides the suffering that will likely take place if you attend, there are some good perks at this well-stocked event, including multiple aid stations, a free t-shirt, post-race drinks, and a meal, as well as free camping that weekend close to the racecourse. The Lula Lake 5 points 50/25 is an extremely well-attended endurance mountain bike race on top-notch trails mixed with stunning scenery and tremendous organization, making it one of Tennessee’s best Mountain Bike events.