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Nashville Slow Ride…

….is intended for recreational and utility cyclists using the streets and greenways of Nashville and Davidson County. The purpose of NSR is to create informal bike rides for people of average riding abilities. Groups can be two or twenty. We are not into lycra and fast bike rides.

Slow ride is entirely voluntary and the organizer is responsible for the website but not the rides. The meetup group is relatively inactive because the last two years were really weird and very few members are organizing rides. If you want a group to ride with start one by organizing a ride. If you need help contact the organizer.

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:

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Need to Know

Ride 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. 

Upcoming events (4)

#coffeeoutside ride for August with Bike Fun

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On this morning ride, we’ll meet at the base of the pedestrian bridge by the stadium, EAST side, near the BCycle station. We’re going to head over to Three Brothers Coffee (UNION STRONG) for some delicious morning brew, breakfast nosh, or just enjoyment of others’ company.

MEET STARTING AT 8:30AM. ROLL OUT IS 8:45AM (maybe 8:50AM at the very latest). Our route will take us

  • over the pedestrian bridge, down 3rd and up Demonbreun, across West End on 16th to Church, down Church, and in a big show of riding strength across West End to go on Natchez Trace & park in the back of Cumberland Transit.

On the way back, we’ll go

  • out across the hospital campus and through Music Row, back down Demonbreun and back across the pedestrian bridge.

***BEGINNERS ARE WELCOME ***though please note we will be riding partially on streets, partially on greenways. There are some hills but nothing too insurmountable. (The biggest one is at the beginning – and the end!) This is a NO DROP RIDE, A-to-A route.

If there are any weather delays or other unforeseen changes, check the Bike Fun Twitter account by 7am on the day of the ride. Main event listing is on the Bike Fun website.

Bike the Pike

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Imagine what Dickerson Pike would look like with 🚲 🚲 🚲 🚲 🚲 & more safe spaces for people to walk! 😍 😍 😍

Come join us for a neighborhood ride in the Dickerson Pike corridor on Sunday Aug 28th, 5-7pm to celebrate what possibilities exist in this area.

Meet by 5p at Retrograde Coffee, 1305 Dickerson Pike, for bike checks, route sharing, & a cup of coffee to get you energized for the ride. No drop, casual pace, all riders welcomed. 5-8 miles max. This is a community building event, not a lengthy mileage one. Creative lights, outfits, etc encouraged! A-to-A route.

Please register with this basic form so we can have an idea of how many people to expect, as well as communicate about weather or other delays. If you are a strong city rider, please consider volunteering to help with sweeping & lane control during the Dickerson Pike stretch of the ride.

Ride is hosted by Walk Bike Nashville with support from the Music City Dope Pedalers & Bike Fun.

Route will be published soon!

New Start Time: 7:30. Edwin Warner Scenic Ride

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New Start Time: 7:30.
Meet at Edwin Warner Nature Center. Very scenic slow ride. Mostly flat with some slight inclines. Approximately 15 miles. Stops if needed. One of the most enjoyable rides in Nashville.

New Start Time: 7:30. Edwin Warner Scenic Ride

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New Start Time: 7:30.
Meet at Edwin Warner Nature Center. Very scenic slow ride. Mostly flat with some slight inclines. Approximately 15 miles. Stops if needed. One of the most enjoyable rides in Nashville.

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Kneed to Ride - A Short Story on Wheels

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