Season of Change
ABOUT “SEASON OF CHANGE” RUN
The TransAmerica Trail, commonly referred to as the TAT, is the cross-country adventure ride of a lifetime with mostly off-pavement traversing. From scenic vistas and unique attractions to rough terrain and challenging conditions, the TAT presents every rider with the opportunity for an unforgettable journey and memories that will last a lifetime. Depending on the weather and location, riders may face challenges including mud, sand, snow, and rocks among others. As the trail is made up of dirt, gravel, forest, farm, and brief sections of paved roads.
We will be running just over 400 miles of the trail through the Smoky Mountains in the South East portion of TN. We will be covering 3 states, beginning in Murphy NC and ending in LaFayette GA.
While we all like to have fun and enjoy “spirited” driving, please, drive WITHIN YOUR LIMITS! THIS IS NOT A RACE. This is simply an opportunity for you to get out there and experience for yourself what you and your truck are capable of and more importantly have some fun with some really good people. The trail system is a mix of terrain some of which can be more of a technical drive with some paved sections peppered in that gives a welcome opportunity to relax and enjoy the scenery. Speaking of, we will be running this in October so the views and the fall colors you are about to experience cannot be beat anywhere else in the country!
We will be staying in Murphy NC Thursday and Friday night. We have group rates set up at the Stonebrook Lodge. Information for this hotel is listed below.
Saturday night we will have dinner at a location to be determined in Ringgold GA, we will also have group hotel rates at the Tru by Hilton in Ringgold. Info for both can be found below.
Early check in at the lobby of the Stonebrook Lodge Hotel
7pm – Early check in and registration
300 Casino Pkwy
Murphy NC 28906
We do have group rates set up for this hotel. Their direct number is 828-835-2753 just mention you are with the TORR event.
We will be splitting into 2 groups, Alpha and Bravo, with a 1 hour gap between group departures.
Bravo group will be meeting at the Andrews Rest Area located across the street from the BP Gas Station for drivers meeting and instructions for the day from your lead driver.
53 Locust ST
Andrews, NC 28901
Alpha group will be meeting at the Andrews Rest Area located across the street from the BP Gas Station for drivers meeting and instructions for the day from your lead driver.
53 Locust ST
Andrews, NC 28901
Both groups will be stopping on the trail for lunch. Be sure to pack something to eat as there are not many places for food out there.
We should be wrapping up our run for the day and headed back to Stonebrook Lodge. It is about a 45m drive back to Murphy. There is a casino just down the road and plenty of places for food close by. So have fun, get some rest, we’re gonna do it again tomorrow.
Bravo group will be meeting in the parking lot of the Stonebrook Lodge and departing.
Alpha group will be meeting in the parking lot of the Stonebrook Lodge and departing.
Bravo Stopping at Paul’s Drive-In just north of Chatsworth GA for lunch provided by TORR. A menu will be emailed to you.
Alpha stopping at Paul’s Drive-In just north of Chatsworth GA for lunch provided by TORR. A menu will be emailed to you.
We should be wrapping up the run for the day and headed to Ringgold GA for dinner.
Dinner in Ringgold GA provided by TORR. Location to be determined.
If you are staying in the area one more night we do have group rates available at:
Tru by Hilton
5509 Old Alabama Hwy
Ringgold GA 30736
Packing up and headed home! Safe travels everyone!
RULES TO FOLLOW
1. THIS IS NOT A RACE! We cannot state this enough. Drive within your limits.
2. Your truck must have the following:
– Good tires with tread height more than 4/32
– Hard wired VHF radio programmed to channel 151.820 MHz. Handheld radios are NOT acceptable for this run. For help on acquiring a radio please reach out to Keith at LVJ Motorsports.
– Working headlights, taillights
– Chase lights
If you are missing any of the above you will not be allowed to participate and you will forfeit your registration fee.
3. 100% Sober Driving. Alcohol consumption or drug use will not be tolerated on the trails or anytime you are driving. If you are caught drinking you will be asked to leave.
4. Everyone in your truck must sign a waiver. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you or any of your passengers missed signing the waiver during registration, please see a team member at check in.
5. If there is an accident on one of the trails. Please NO PHOTOS. Parties involved need to have a chance to file a claim with their insurance provider, and any photos could make that process difficult.
If you have any questions regarding this event please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We want to thank you all for your support. This will no doubt be an epic weekend full of great memories and new friendships. Can’t wait to see you out there in the dirt, but until then “keep the rubber side down and WELCOME TO THE REVOLUTION!”