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    Tour de Cure (Nashville) & Tour de Nash conflict

    The Tour de Cure for the Nashville area and the Walk Bike Nashville Tour de Nash are on the same day (May 22nd). I think both of these rides are fairly popular and am disappointed that the organizers of these events are on the same day. I wonder if one of these rides will end up with a very small turn out or will they split the Nashville area cyclists?

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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.

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    this is the second year tour de cure will be held in Springfield. i spoke to both parties about the dates being the same as i wanted to ride both this year. with TDC schedules they only had 2 dates in May that would work and choose May 22. TDC has had their date since the middle of 09 some time. i signed up in September/October time frame. as for Tour de Nash they always do theirs the Saturday before Memorial day weekend. it would make best sense for tour de nash to have adjusted their date since they only do that one event per year versus TDC doing multiple events. but i am sure they have their reasons.

    I hate that they are going to be the same day but TDC is the cause i choose to support so thats where ill be.
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    except Tour de Nash was May 16th, 2009 last year, which is NOT the weekend before Memorial day, so that claim is false. Tour de Cure was May 30th last year. One moved up a week one moved back a week and ended up at the same time.
    Last edited by mwchandler21; 03-18-10 at 10:48 AM.

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