The Lonesome Pine Soapbox Derby is coming your way Saturday, June 4th at 9am! Don’t miss out!                                                                                                      Blue Highway Fest Tickets are on sale NOW! Visit to get your tickets, stay updated, and learn all about the next big thing coming to Big Stone Gap!                                                      Kids Fishing Day is set for Saturday, May 28th starting at 9am up on Big Cherry Lake. Prizes given for biggest fish!                                                    Gathering in the Gap with Headliner Crystal Gale happening May 28th starting at 12pm at the Southwest Virginia Museum! Crafts, Food Trucks, 7 Dogs Beer Garden, and music all day! Come out and spend the whole day with us!                                                                            Big Stone Gap is bursting out all over this Spring! Visit us today and take in the natural beauty for yourself!                                                                                                  A Town Permit is no longer required to access Big Cherry! Get out and visit today!

Tour de Crackers Neck Bike Race

Tour de Crackers Neck Bike Race INFORMATION


Big Stone Gap, VA
East 1st Street North, Big Stone Gap, VA, USA


June 18th, 2022


Tour de Crackers Neck 2022 is located in the small town of Big Stone Gap, VA. This is the 11th Annual Tour de Cracker’s Neck bike race. It begins at the legendary Bullitt Park home of some of the best high school football in the state with long history of state championships. Leaving Bullitt Park the ride continues through the heart of the town leading toward the valley where you will find scenic mountains and winding roads. This ride does not have any major climbs but variable elevation with rolling hills around every corner. This event is for all types of riders and while it’s on an open road the Big Stone Gap Police Department help in busy intersections providing safety at most turns. Come out and support this year’s Tour de Cracker’s Neck.
While in town come visit the Southwest Virginia Museum to experience the town’s story first-hand. There are many attractions such as historic home of John Fox Jr., the June Tolliver House, the 101 Historic Traincar, or the Lonesome Pine School and Heritage Museum.
After Tour de Cracker’s Neck, cool down on the Greenbelt on the scenic Powell River. Go hiking and nearby Roaring Branch in the Jefferson National Forest, or enjoy the other national forest sites that surround Big Stone Gap! Play a round of golf at the Lonesome Pine Country Club or take short trip to Natural Tunnel State Park and view the Eighth Wonder of the World. Hear Old-Time and Bluegrass music at various venues in the area along the Crooked Road! Big Stone Gap is the perfect place for your mountain vacation!
Moving Forward Physical Therapy, Inc
Town of Big Stone Gap
Registration: June 18, 2021 at 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM at Bullitt Park in Big Stone Gap, VA
Race Time: 9:00 AM
Cost: $35 (online early registration $25)
Online Registration:
Awards: Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd place Male and Female
Traditional 26 Mile Route- Elevation 1,500 feet
36 Mile Traditional Expanded Route- Elevation 2,200 feet
Race in Memory of Bill Collie