To all the registered riders attending the 2018 Death March Revival:

I have to reluctantly announce that the December 1, 2018 Death March Revival will have to be canceled due to unforseen events that are out of Chilhowee Outdoors control.

I was told today that part of the route will be closed to motor vehicle, foot, and bicycle traffic for several weeks due to a landslide and stability issues. In my past experience with closures, several weeks usually means several months.

It is not possible to change the route due to the location of the landslide and Forest Service Nepa studies that take time to approve for special use permits. It is also a safety issue due to lack of adequate/quick access if F.R. 68 is closed.

That being said, I have made the hard decision to cancel it today so all the registered riders have plenty of time to change their plans.

The Death march Revival sold out on October 26th so please be patient while I reach out to all the talented people currently doing my patches, buckles, tee shirts, hats, and yes, the big surprise bieng the 2019 Why Cycles Titanium R+ frame gift certificate that was going to go to one lucky winner at this years free raffle for all the riders. Retail value is $2149.00! 
All this really saddens me the most....

I will be reaching out to all the registered riders in the next few days in regard to any questions you might have about your paid ticket or cabin reservations.

This is an act of God that you or I had no control over. That is why I will be giving you all a full refund on your ticket.

Please allow a week or two for Chilhowee Outdoors to process a full refund to every registered rider.

If you have any questions please email:

The photo attachment below can be found on the Chattahoochee National Forest website.

Big thanks go out to everyone that registered for the DMR. I appreciate your support and understanding.

I promise that the Revival will be bigger and even better then ever next year!

Kim Murrell
Chilhowee Outdoors