What we're about

Nashville Slow Ride…

….is a group of recreational and utility cyclists cruising the streets and greenways of Nashville and Middle Tennessee. We include riders who just climbed on a bike for the first time since childhood, experienced riders who can pedal a hundred miles and everyone in between.

The purpose of NSR is to create bike rides for people of all riding abilities or to promote events that have a direct and positive impact on cycling in our area.

Slow Ride is member driven because you organize and lead the rides. If you don't schedule a ride don't blame us when you're riding all alone.

We specialize in informal group rides but also participate in charity rides and other bike related events. Every member is an organizer and can create a ride. 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 (5+)

Edwin Warner-Harpeth Greenway Ride

Warner Park Nature Center

Details • What we'll do We’ll start at the Nature Center. This is approximately a 15-mile ride through a section of the Edwin Warner Park paved road continuing on the Harpeth River Greenway and back. A portion of the greenway follows the Harpeth River. There will be some hills and flat pavement. A few hills in the park will be a bit challenging. This isn’t a race, so no one will be left behind. The pace is intended to allow enjoyment of the surroundings while covering the distance. • What we’ll see Flowers, trees, critters including other peeps, woods, fields, picnic areas, a golf course, a school, some neighborhoods, a river and creeks, commemorative park benches / signs, trail access points. If riders want and time permitting, there will be a stop at a tributary to the river. We will get off the pavement and walk to the graveled bank and up to or in the water. • What we won’t encounter Commuter traffic, stop lights, intersections, etc. • What to bring Helmets are required. Water, snacks, lights, mirror, horn, gloves and an extra tube are strongly recommended. The nature center has restrooms and water fountains. These amenities are also at other spots on the ride. Check the weather - rider discretion is advised!

Day of Action on Demonbreun

1300 Demonbreun St

Tired of risking your life on Demonbreun? Join us to demand safer infrastructure. We'll meet at 5 pm next Wednesday, July 17th at Demonbreun and 14th for a demonstration and data collection blitz to highlight the dangers of this route and call for change. Bring signs, sidewalk chalk, and any other creative means you would like to make an impression. Bring your phone to document and report bike lane blockages and dangerous infrastructure. Or just come hang out on your way home from work! We're hoping to get as many people out as possible, so spread the word!

Wed Night Friendly Ride

Green Fleet Bicycle Shop

• What we'll do This is an easy in town cruise of 10-15 miles. We don't leave anyone behind. Check the weather - rider discretion is advised! • What to bring Helmets are required. Water, snacks, lights, and an extra tube are strongly recommended.

Downtown Nashville to Percy Priest Dam With Five Politicians

A bike ride organized by five council members from the Symphony Plaza downtown to Percy Priest Dam. Councilmen Freddie O'Connell, Brett Withers, Anthony Davis, Jeff Syracuse and Kevin Rhoten are sponsors. The greenway lies in each of their districts. More details to come if we ever get organized (not likely). If you're interested put it on your calendar. There might be a party at the dam. Facebook Info Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2134161733377159/

Past events (636)

Wed Night Friendly Ride

Green Fleet Bicycle Shop

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