Notices
Southeast Alabama | Arkansas | Florida | Georgia | Kentucky | Louisiana | Mississippi | North Carolina | South Carolina | Tennessee | Virginia

Nashville TN visit?

Old 10-17-15, 12:46 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Madison, IN
Posts: 1,351

Bikes: 2015 Jamis Quest Comp

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 270 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Nashville TN visit?

I'll be visiting Nashvillle in November, taking my road bike...any advice on good places to ride?
12strings is offline  
Old 10-19-15, 07:53 AM
  #2  
Cat 6
 
Ex Pres's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Mountain Brook, AL
Posts: 7,482
Mentioned: 27 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 500 Post(s)
Liked 184 Times in 119 Posts
There is a large system of greenways and designated bike lanes in Nashville and the surrounding areas. Look online for individual maps of each area. A map of the whole system. One of the Warner parks (Edwin or Percy) has a nice climbing loop frequented by cyclists.

SW of town, around Liepers Fork, west of Franklin, there are a lot of low-traffic rural roads with rolling hills to ride.

And there's always the Natchez Trace, with its terminus also SW of town.

Caveat - I have not had a lot of time to ride there. I always have good intentions and have scoped out some of these, but other activities have always gotten in the way.
Ex Pres is offline  
Old 10-19-15, 09:07 AM
  #3  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Madison, IN
Posts: 1,351

Bikes: 2015 Jamis Quest Comp

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 270 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by Ex Pres
There is a large system of greenways and designated bike lanes in Nashville and the surrounding areas. Look online for individual maps of each area. A map of the whole system. One of the Warner parks (Edwin or Percy) has a nice climbing loop frequented by cyclists.

SW of town, around Liepers Fork, west of Franklin, there are a lot of low-traffic rural roads with rolling hills to ride.

And there's always the Natchez Trace, with its terminus also SW of town.

Caveat - I have not had a lot of time to ride there. I always have good intentions and have scoped out some of these, but other activities have always gotten in the way.

That's great! The Google map of the winding roads in Percy Park certainly looks fun. I'll have to decide whether to ride the 10 miles out from downtown, or to drive there with the bike. It may depend on the schedule.
12strings is offline  
Old 10-27-15, 09:14 AM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Nashville TN
Posts: 180

Bikes: 2011 Giant Seek 1, 1995 Mongoose Alta, 2002 Raleigh M80, 2014 Scott Metrix 40, 1999 Trek 820

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
The greenways and also go explore down town. Lots of sights to see.
Bikerdave222 is offline  
Old 11-10-15, 05:24 AM
  #5  
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 185
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 37 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Hi, if you haven't been here yet, the other posts have good advice. If you want to talk about any of the rides, email me off list and we can connect. I live near downtown and ride on the greenways when I don't have time to drive somewhere, in particular the shelby bottoms one that goes out to the dam and back.
Best,
Mark
Mark Manner is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
kevmk81
Road Cycling
12
06-12-14 03:02 PM
hostdp6
Northeast
5
10-04-12 01:25 PM
sknhgy
Fifty Plus (50+)
33
07-03-11 08:19 PM
bikerjp
Mountain - Plains
10
04-25-11 08:50 PM
RT
Texas
8
01-22-10 12:01 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.