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Old 06-26-05, 06:28 PM
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Nashville cycling?

Well, looks like I'll be moving to Nashville in a month (Hendersonville to be exact) and I want to finally get more serious about racing. I've dabbled a bit, but am now hoping to find a team and or club that actively tries to bring new racers into the sport.

I know that Tennessee has a pretty active cycling community. Are any of you familiar with the Nashville area cycling scene? Any recommendations on where to begin looking?

Please also recommend any favorite routes..I will need all the exercise I can get as there is a Krispy Kreme shop right down the road!
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Don't know a much about cycling in the area, but my inlaws live in Hendersonville. It is a great place. I think there is a club there.

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I live just south of Nashville but don't have too much info on clubs in Hendersonville. You might check the following local sites for further information.

https://www.nashvillecyclist.com/arch.../frameset.html

https://www.veloteers.org/
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Originally Posted by OB1
I live just south of Nashville but don't have too much info on clubs in Hendersonville. You might check the following local sites for further information.

https://www.nashvillecyclist.com/arch.../frameset.html

https://www.veloteers.org/
Thanks, at least that's a start
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Originally Posted by ExMachina
Well, looks like I'll be moving to Nashville in a month (Hendersonville to be exact) and I want to finally get more serious about racing. I've dabbled a bit, but am now hoping to find a team and or club that actively tries to bring new racers into the sport.

I know that Tennessee has a pretty active cycling community. Are any of you familiar with the Nashville area cycling scene? Any recommendations on where to begin looking?

Please also recommend any favorite routes..I will need all the exercise I can get as there is a Krispy Kreme shop right down the road!
Talk tot he guys at Allanti cycles in Brentwood. They have a lot of info about where to ride and what group rides and teams are out there.

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Hey, I'm a student at Vanderbilt University in Nashville and I recently got into cycling. You should try out Cumberland Transit for a decent bike shop. They are a great establishment. As far as places to ride go, Percy Warner park is great. It is a beautiful paved trail that has 3 loops of different lengths i think something like 3 miles 6 miles and 8 miles. It seems to be the place to be for cyclists on the weekends. I usually ride the 6 mile route and it has a gentle climb for the first 3 miles and the next three you basically coast back down. It is open to runners, walkers, and cars but the cars are really a non factor. I see maybe 3 cars on one complete traversal of the loop. It is a beautiful trail. Also, there is the famed Natchez Trace. I have not had the opportunity to ride this route yet but from what i've read it is a great riide with little traffic and you can go for miles. I read somewhere that in total it is something like 400 miles as it extends all the way into Mississippi. Good luck and hope i've helped some!!
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nashville is indeed a great place to cycle

there are a lot of great rides. i just moved from central nashville out to rural williamson county (way south). i am unfamiliar with rides up north (hendersonville). but williamson county has tons of great rides. you need to get the book "bicycling middle tennessee". it is indispensible to the nashville cyclist

percy warner park is the crown jewel of local parks. miles of paved, relatively traffic free roads (5.8 and 11 mile loops are the most popular) it is hilly and windy and is my favorite ride.

the natchez trace parkway is also very nice. it is a national park road and a fun ride...the surface is like glass ....just watch out for the rvs on the weekend.

there are lots of great bike shops

my favorite is gran fondo www.granfondocycles.com

allanti is also an excellent shop www.allanti.com
i also like harpeth bicyles in franklin www.harpethbicycles.com

as far as shop up towards hendersonville i have heard good things about jolly cyclist www.thejollycyclist.com but have never shopped there


there are bike clubs www.harpethbikeclub.com is the best known. i have a weird work schedule and don't ride with them but they are very active. all the above shops schedule rides



chrisvu05....good to see some vandy people here...on faculty there but not a grad...go wake forest!!!!!
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^^^^ That's about all you need!
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Originally Posted by Nashville Man
^^^^ That's about all you need!
Thank you all. I'm looking forward to moving to the area!
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