2018 County tours & charity rides


Pedal for Paws | April 14th 2018

 

The ride will take place in seldom ridden but very scenic rural Sumner County Tennessee. It is a major fundraiser for the Sumner Spay Neuter Alliance,

Who: Sumner Spay Neuter Alliance and the Fogbee bicycle club
Where: City of Gallatin Civic Center, 210 Albert Gallatin Ave, Gallatin, TN 37066
When : April 14, 2018. Ride starts at 8:00 am.
What: There are routes of 14, 30, 45, and 62 miles. All with SAG and rest stops.

Links to Ride with GPS routes, downloadable cues, and gps files will be available a month before the ride.

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Jere's Ride |June 2nd 2018

In August of 2013, Jere McCulloch died while riding, something he dearly loved. We ride to celebrate the life of an avid cyclist and leader who did so much for our community and Empower Me! There's a 15 mile, 30 mile, and 50 mile ride. Visit https://sites.google.com/site/jeresride/ or on Facebook @ Jere's Ride.

Jere's Ride benefits Empower Me Day Camp, a nonprofit organization established in 1999 by a group of pediatric therapists to address the lack of adequate opportunities for children with disabilities in the greater Nashville area. Jere was an avid supporter of Empower Me Day Camp in may ways. Proceeds will help build a Miracle League Baseball Field. Please visit https://EmpowerMeCenter.com for more information.

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Big Hill Challenge | June 9th 2018

All rides begin in Historic Watertown and quickly dispatch you to the countryside running alongside creeks, century-old farmland, bucolic pastures and through rustic, character filled towns.

Large rides give everyone a chance to ride with someone at their own pace. It’s a chance to work together and share in the challenges and rewards of touring cycling. Properly done, a 2-6 hour bike tour cleans your cardiovascular system and boosts your metabolism -- like nothing else; the non-impact nature is kind on your joints while your body never feels beat up, allowing for you to have almost instant recovery.

All rides will be fully supported by professional bike mechanics and rolling SAG teams with rest stops along the way.

At the ride's end showers are available at the High School and enjoy a post ride lunch we are proud to brag about, served at the Watertown Bed & Breakfast.

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Music City Triathlon | July 22 2018

For the 10th year, this 40 year old triathlon will be held in downtown Nashville. Team Magic has managed the Music City Triathlon since 2006.

Swim in the Cumberland River, with a point-to-point swim for the sprint race, Bike on a completely closed, traffic-free Ellington Parkway, and Run on a new flat out and back course. Not ready for the whole thing? Relay Teams are always an option as is our Aquabike Category  for those who want to just do the swim and the bike, or Cyclorun Category for those that just want to bike and run.

 

 

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HEAT Kid's Triathlon | August 11th, 2018

There are two race divisions. Juniors: ages 6-10 and Seniors: ages 11-15. The 6-10 year olds will swim a 50 yard pool swim, bike 2 miles, and run 1 mile. The 11-15 years olds will swim a 100 yard pool swim, bike 4 miles, and run 2 miles.

 

 

 

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Knights of Columbus BRASS | July 28th 2018

For 29 years the Knights of Columbus have hosted the Bike Ride Across Scenic Sumner (BRASS).

BRASS supports many charities within the community of Sumner County, such as Sumner Special Housing, Coats for Kids, Habitat for Humanity, and Special Olympics, to name a few. Just last year, over 200 cyclists participated in the event, raising $10,000. Charity begins at home, and your contribution helps.

. The routes have been designed to cater to all levels of cyclists and encourage every level of rider to participate from beginner to expert. It is not only our goal to raise money for charity, but to offer our growing county with a recreational activity promoting camaraderie within the community.

Registration is now open! Click here!

 

Old Hickory Classic | July 28th & 29th

We are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Old Hickory Classic! Twenty-five years ago, Team Biker's Choice and the Lock 4 Trailblazers wanted to grow the sport of mountain biking in the middle Tennessee area. With the help and support of the Gallatin City Government and Gallatin Parks and Recreation Department, the teams built Lock 4 Park. Intended for all skill levels, Lock 4 boasts 9 miles of fast, single-track trail with over 10 BLT routes embedded within the park. The Old Hickory Classic is designed to bring a small taste of Colorado mountain biking to Tennessee. Named after Andrew Jackson and Old Hickory Lake, the classic offers cyclists of all skill levels to compete in a world cup style mountain bike race. Join us for a weekend long TT and XC duo!

 

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BRAWC | TBA

Both rides will begin and end at the Peyton Road Entrance to the Wilson County Fairgrounds and will travel on the scenic back roads of eastern Wilson County. The 31-mile ride takes you on rolling hills with strong challenges. The 51-mile ride is more difficult with some steeper hills. There will be two rest stops along the routes supplied with drinks and snacks.  

 

 

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Cedars or Lebanon Triathlon | August 25th 2018

The event consists of 200 yards in a beautiful, outdoor 50 yard pool, a 9.6 mile flat loop course around the park, and a 2 mile run completely within the state park.

Just east of Metro Nashville - this popular sprint triathlon is held at the beautiful Cedars of Lebanon State Park, about 35 miles outside of downtown Nashville. The park setting is beautiful and the support from park staff is the great. Be sure to register early as this race sells out each year.
 

RACE SUPPORT:
Outside of the Cedars of Lebanon Park Rangers and Wilson County Sheriff's Office support, the Friends of Cedars of Lebanon will be helping out on race day. We love having their help from year to year to make race day a success and help in their mission of improving the park.

 

 

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Gran Fondo Gallatin|September 15th 2018

 

Gran Fondo is a rode bicycle tour that offers a 25k , 50k and 100k tour of Sumner County. T-shirts, music, rest stops and SAG will be provided for all riders.

Registration and start line will be at the Gallatin City Square, which was recently named the Nicest Place in America by Reader’s Digest. The square boats several restaurants and shops that make post-ride food and beer selection abundant!  

The proceeds from the ride will be donated to the Journey for Sight Conservation, which screens over 1000 local children a year for vision issues. The Lion’s Club partners with Vanderbilt University to read the screenings to ensure quality screening is provided. For more information about the Journey for Sight Conservation, please contact the Lion’s Club at 615-260-2240.

Come join us this September for one of the best rode tours of Sumner County!

Registration is now open for Gran Fondo

 

 

Ride to the Sky | October 13th 2018

Come experience our scenic low volume roads that showcase the upper Cumberland and Cumberland plateau region. With a party at the end sponsored by local craft brewing companies. Live music and hand crafted BBQ post ride. Please register at Active.com and be sure to register early.

 

3 routes to choose from: 20 mile , 40 mile and 75 mile.

 

 

 

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Lock 4 6 Hour Challenge | October 21st

Join Biker's Choice for our annual Lock 4 6 Hour Challenge! We will be hosting a 3 Hour Challenge for those who cannot race all day or want try out this event for the first time. What is the challenge? Compete with mountain bikers from the south in total laps completed within 3 or 6 hours at Lock 4 Park.

 

 

 

 

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MJ Holiday Half Marathon & 5k|December 8th, 2018

Enjoy a later than normal start as these runs lead the Mt. Juliet Christmas Parade. Feel free to show your holiday spirit by wearing some festive attire!

This course has some rolling hills that will take you around Mt. Juliet with some beautiful scenery. Spectators will thoroughly enjoy this half, since they will be able to watch the entire Christmas Parade while waiting for the runners to finish.

Participants will receive a long sleeve shirt, a delicious post race meal, and great finisher medals for both race distances.

 

 

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