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First Annual Labor Day Tour de Greenway Slow Ride

This is a leisurely tour of part of the Nashville Greenway system and the Music City Bikeway to the Nashville Farmers Market and Five Points in East Nashville. Some of this will be riding on the street but in relatively low traffic areas. 

This ride will be guided by the principles of Grant Petersen in Just Ride , his book about how to be an “unracer”. One of his admonitions is “don’t count miles”. So we won’t. He also says “don’t overthink the underwear” which means to dress comfortably and  that lycra is not required. You are welcome to join us for just the ride in the park or meet us somewhere for any part of the route. No one will be left behind.


Part 1 


9:30 am

We leave Shelby Bottoms Nature Center for a leisurely morning tour of the Bottoms and maybe Cornelia Fort Airport where we pedal in a big circle and look for coyote and deer. About 8 miles but who’s counting?


Part 2 


11:00 am 

Leave the Nature Center and proceed to ride over the Shelby Street Bridge and up the Greenway to the Nashville Farmers Market for lunch. About 4 miles but who’s counting? 


Part 3 

1: 30 pm 

We will ride to the Antique Archaeology  store at 1300 Clinton to check out the unique antiques from the popular American Pickers TV show.


Part 4 


2:30 pm

We will ride to Five Points in East Nashville for ice cream at the World Famous Pied Piper Creamery. This will require riding on Woodland Street at some point so be ready for a little traffic. We will then return to Shelby Park.


NOTE:  A Tennessean reporter will be on the ride and is preparing an article on Slow Riding. He is bringing a photographer.

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  • Susie

    Great ride spent with a great bunch of people.

    1 · September 2, 2013

  • Robert O.

    Had a great time it was nice meeting everyone

    1 · September 2, 2013

  • Donna "Rocksee" C.

    Wonderful route and stops along the way- perfect for experienced or beginner.

    September 2, 2013

  • A Keith S

    Carey thanks for organizing The First Annual Labor Day Ride . Great time meeting everyone and riding together . Got us back just in time to miss the down pour

    September 2, 2013

  • Susie

    What a great event. I enjoyed meeting everyone and the wonderful ride. Can't wait for the next one.

    1 · September 2, 2013

  • Terri O.

    I'm not going to be able to join you, my ankle is still giving me problems. I hate I'm going to miss all the fun :-(

    August 31, 2013

  • George

    If spot opens I would love to ride. Avid rider but love slow rides downtown and on the greenways. I will leave the spandex at home! LoL

    August 30, 2013

  • Teresa P

    I probably won't do the whole ride but will look forward to the parts. SB is a really sweet comfortable ride.

    August 29, 2013

  • Susie L.

    I've got to check with the hubby. We have a 6 (experienced two wheeled rider). And a 2 year old. (Experienced trailer rider ;). And have been wanting to do a family ride at SB. You may see us there anyway.

    August 29, 2013

  • Susie L.

    I've got to check with the hubby. We have a 6 (experienced two wheeled rider). And a 2 year old. (Experienced trailer rider ;). And have been wanting to do a family ride at SB. You may see us there anyway.

    August 29, 2013

  • Susie L.

    I've got to check with the hubby. We have a 6 (experienced two wheeled rider). And a 2 year old. (Experienced trailer rider ;). And have been wanting to do a family ride at SB. You may see us there anyway.

    August 29, 2013

  • Terri O.

    I'm planning on attending.....if my foot is out of the walking boot by then :-(

    August 27, 2013

  • Donna "Rocksee" C.

    My Husband is in town and this will be great- he is a natural slow rider and doesn't get to ride with a group like this back in MA.

    August 27, 2013

  • Richard E.

    I think this is a great idea and would love to participate, but I have to work as a favor for a client on a priority project. I will spread the word.

    August 27, 2013

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