2024 information:

Race starts 7:00 am Central time

Welcome to the 3rd annual Cornbread Fondo!  We look forward to hosting you again this year with a few improvements in the overall experience that we think you will appreciate.

The Cornbread Fondo is a road ride through the beautiful Sequatchie Valley and along the Tennessee River.  The ride covers two states, Tennessee and Alabama.  Both routes will cross the Tennessee River two times.

Both routes will ascend the famous Ladds Mountain (a regionally famous, short stinger) in the latter miles of the ride for each course.  NEW THIS YEAR:  the long course will have a mountain climb for the first time.  Long-course riders will ascend the famous Sequatchie Mountain Climb.  Iconic and a little painful.  But, one of the best climbs around.  You will be rewarded with a long descent back down to the valley floor.

Each route is fully marked and staffed with SAG stops.  Each route will also have a lead-out vehicle for the entirety of the route as well as a roving SAG for the long course.  Each course will also have a sweep vehicle.

Each participant will receive a Cornbread Fondo T-shirt and two entry tickets to the National Cornbread Festival.  We will also hold a post-ride meal complete with cold beverages and music.

As with previous years, we have a timed king/queen of the mountain segment on Ladds Mountain.  NEW THIS YEAR: we will also have a timed king/queen of the mountain segment on the Sequatchie Mountain climb.  A prize will be awarded to the top male and female on each KOM/QOM.

See the following Strava route links:

Short Course (Cornbread Short Course-NCF Final):
37.10 miles

Long Course (Cornbread Long Course-NCF Final):  NEW ROUTE
61.96 miles

Weather Note: It is certainly our intent to host this event as well as the National Cornbread Festival.  In the event that we have to cancel the ride due to weather concerns, your registration fee is fully refundable up to the April 14th registration deadline.  We hope that a cancellation will not occur.

Online Registration Deadline: April 14, 2023 at 5:00 pm CST

Register for the Cornbread Fondo

From I-24, Exit 152A or 152B, take US Hwy 72 South (Note: at split to Scottsboro, keep right for South Pittsburg). Take the first left (which will also be a turnaround). At the stop sign take a left. Take the immediate next right — this will be the entrance to the South Pittsburg Municipal Park/Boat Dock. Parking will be available at this location.

Free parking will be located at the South Pittsburg Municipal Park/Boat Dock.