Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Middle Tennessee
Bikes: 1974 Schwinn Super Sport, 2003 Trek 7500FX and 5500
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IMHO there will be some split, but not as much as may be expected.
I do not think as many "family riders" participated in the Cure as in the Nash, anyway. And with the required fund raising for the Tour de Cure, many would choose not participate in it in the first place.
I believe this will be the first time the Tour de Cure- Nashville is run out of Springfield, TN. Without the challenge of the climbs on the previous route, some may lose interest in this, but at the same time pick up riders who didn't particularly like them. Also, some cyclists may be tempted to skip the Nash to find a new "local" route.
All in all, it should balance out and not lose too many from either event. Just my 2 cents.