Polar Bear Ride to Bring in the New Year

Let's show Nashville that some people aren't scared of the cold! We'll be riding come rain or snow!

Meet at 9am at 417 Union for some hangover cure-all (breakfast). We'll be able to park on the street for free right in front of the restaurant. http://www.417union.com/

After some breakfast, OJ, coffee, etc, we'll be KSU at 10:15am. We'll backtrack a little to 1st and ride Broadway all the way from the Riverfront to Natchez Trace. We'll stop to take a group photo in front of the Parthenon in Centennial Park and we'll stop to gas up for those who need it at the Shell station right before we get on the Natchez Trace. We'll then head down the Trace and will get off at Leiper's Fork and stop to visit Puckett's and grab something warm (or cold) to drink. We'll then ride into Historic Franklin to get some lunch. If enough people RSVP for this ride before Monday the 31st, I'll be able to get Papa Boudreaux's Cajun Cafe to open up just for us. If not, we can find a place to get lunch. https://plus.google.com/111673434973038026571/about?gl=us&hl=en

From this point on, I will take Hwy 31 back into downtown Nashville. Everyone can make their own way home from lunch or can follow me as long as they want back into town.

Here is the route map: http://goo.gl/maps/pE523

My cell ph# is (256)[masked] in case you need to get in touch with me.

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  • Bill P.

    Guess I was the only Polar Bear today...

    1 · January 1, 2013

  • Larry

    Ride safe folks, late night at work for me....

    January 1, 2013

  • Bill P.

    Ya'll ride safe in the fog and I'll see you soon!

    January 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bill I may not make it for breakfast and if weather is bad I may just stay in bed.....

    December 31, 2012

    • Bill P.

      That sucks, well...try to let me know before 9am if you're going to come. Have a Happy New Years!

      December 31, 2012

  • Sandra M

    Go to Mellow Mushroom- they have something for everyone's taste. It located on the Main Street by the monument in the center of town. Food is awesome !!

    December 30, 2012

    • Bill P.

      Thank you for the suggestion Sandra!

      December 31, 2012

  • Bill P.

    This is a rain or shine event....the whole point of a Polar Bear Ride is to ride in the middle of winter, the weather be damned. And the forecast for tomorrow is cold and rain pretty much all day long so there is no point in pushing the meeting time back. If you won't be joining us for breakfast at 9am, please send me a message so I don't reserve too much space. You are welcome to join us right before KSU or at any of the stops along the way, just let me know where to expect you.

    December 31, 2012

  • Denise

    have family in town so I will have to skip the Polar Bear ride this year.

    December 30, 2012

  • Bill P.

    I just got off the phone with Papa Boudreaux's and we would have to spend $500 for them to open up just for us. Don't think that will happen so we'll find another place in downtown Franklin to get lunch.

    December 30, 2012

  • Sandra M

    Have fun you guys!! As long as it not raining or snowing it should be a Great ride!!!

    December 28, 2012

  • Jimmy M.

    I've done some stupid stuff in the past so why not.

    December 28, 2012

    • Bill P.

      This won't be any dumber...shoot, it'll be in the 40s that day!

      December 28, 2012

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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