What we're about

Nashville Slow Ride…

….is a group of recreational and utility cyclists cruising the streets and greenways of Nashville and Davidson County. We include riders who just climbed on a bike for the first time, experienced riders who can pedal a hundred miles and everyone in between (most of us).

The organizers manage the Slow Ride page but it's up to you to create and lead the rides. If you don't schedule a ride don't blame us when you're riding all alone.

The purpose of NSR is to create bike rides for people average riding abilities.

We specialize in informal group rides and every member is an organizer and can create a ride on the Meetup page. If you need help or suggestions just contact me. So set your gathering place, time and date to see who will join you to start the fun.

Slow Ride is entirely free but if you like what we’re doing send us a few bucks via Paypal to help with expenses or go here:

DONATE TO SLOW RIDE (https://www.paypal.me/CareyRogers)

You can also find us on Facebook. SLOW RIDE ON FACEBOOK (https://www.facebook.com/groups/NashvilleSlowRide/)

Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/bike_nashville

Need to Know

Slow ride is entirely voluntary and the organizer is responsible for the website but not the rides. If you don’t see a ride you like start one yourself.

Read the description of a Meetup ride closely. If you think it might be too fast or too slow or too long contact the organizer and ask questions. If you’re leading a ride make it clear about your expectations of riders. Slow is fast to some people and intermediate is really unclear. Some people don’t want to get off the greenway so make it clear about your route.

If you post a scheduled charity ride (such as Tour de Nash or Harpeth River Ride) you must be willing to lead a Slow Ride group at the event. We have had some confusion when these rides are posted but no one leads a Slow Ride Meetup group.

Our leaders are volunteers and not paid professionals, but one of the group's goals is to make sure everyone has a fun and safe time at events. However, your personal safety is your responsibility. Meetup.com's terms of service agreement specifically says that members join any and all meetups at their own risk and cannot hold meetup.com or its organizers and other members liable for damages.

After a Slow Ride

Please return to this site and rate the event and if you feel like it type in some comments or post photos. This helps us plan future events and please upload photos to each event page but the organizers can remove photos that are inappropriate.

Upcoming events (1)

Second Jab Vaccine Super Slow Greenway Bicycle Ride

John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge

First Annual "Second Jab Greenway Ride" will be short and slow to celebrate those with Covid vaccinations. Only the elect who have received the second jab (one shot J and J will also be allowed) can participate. We will leave from the foot of the Shelby Street Bridge at 10 am April 24.

The group will ride Davidson Street to the Greenway and Cornelia Fort and return by the same route. We may decide to go to lunch somewhere like I Dream of Weenie or Hunters with outdoor seating. Physical, not social, distancing is required. Group size is limited. E-bike riders will receive preference since they are smarter than other bike riders.

The theme of the ride is "Get Vaccinated Dammit". This is the first ride in a quite a while so it's sort of a test. Beginners welcome since we will be in protected bike lanes and greenways.

Canceled by rain or a fit of personal pique.


Past events (690)

Shelby Bottoms Casual Ride changed to Morgan Park

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