Across State Bicycle Tours: Tennessee

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2017-2018

Horton 100 — Two days of rides (Saturday and Sunday) from Henry Horton State Park, Chapel Hill, Tenn., with cyclists returning to the park each night. Dates: April 28-29, 2018.

Ride the Fault — The 7-day bicycle tour loop visits areas of four states hit by the 1812 New Madrid earthquake. Starts and ends at the epicenter in New Madrid, Mo. The route is changing for 2018, dropping Arkansas and adding southern Illinois. Routes in Missouri, Tennessee, and Kentucky remain. Mostly flat route with occasional hills on a couple of days to provide scenic variety.  Dates: June 2-9, 2018. (Registration opens Dec. 1, 2017)

TennThe Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee (BRAT) Daily rides are 50 to 75 miles on a route along the Tennessee River. 7-day, 3-day and 1-day options. Dates: 2018 TBA Sept.
16-20, 2017. Sponsored by Tennessee State Parks.

Paris Century Bike Ride — Two-day bike ride through Henry and Stewart counties, including the Paris Eiffel tower and Land Between the Lakes. Four distances on Saturday – 100 miles, 62 miles, 37 miles, or 22 miles. Four distances on Sunday – 68 miles, 53 miles, 47 miles, and 32 miles. Oct. 21-22, 2017

Other rides/events

3 State – 3 Mountain Challenge — Annual bicycling events presented by the Chattanooga Bicycle Club. Date (TBA): May 6, 2017


Advocacy

Bike Walk Tennessee — The group’s goal is to double the number of people walking and biking in Tennessee by 2020. As part of those efforts, it sponsors the Tennessee Bike Summit every year and works to establish scenic bikeways across the state.

Resources

Natchez Trace Bike Routes and Maps — The cycling routes and elevation profile maps provided below will help cyclists plan their ride along the Tennessee section of the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Tennessee Scenic Bikeways — With the U.S. Bicycle Route System as the backbone of a comprehensive network of bicycle routes in Tennessee, Tennessee Scenic Bikeways are comprised of spurs and loops that adjoin to and connect the U.S. Bicycle Route System in Tennessee.

Tennessee charity bike rides — A list maintained by Memphis Cyclist.

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