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We are so excited to host you at Walk Bike Nashville’s 20th Annual Tour de Nash, presented by LDA Engineering, THIS Saturday, May 18th. 

All the information you need is on the Tour de Nash website, including FAQs about registration, routes, and day-of logistics (including parking, start times, and weather policy). This includes packet pick-up details, which begins tomorrow! More information on packet pick-up is included below along with an abbreviated "What to Expect". We recommend reviewing the full TDN webpage before Saturday and reach out with any questions. 

We look forward to seeing you this week, 

Walk Bike Nashville team 

Day of: What to Expect

What to bring for the ride: 

Ride Start information: 

  • All routes will start on 51st Avenue at Illinois Avenue in the Nations
  • Schedule:
    • 7:30 a.m. 45 Mile Riders Line Up and Opening Remarks from Mayor Freddie O’Connell and Council Member Rollin Horton
    • 7:45 a.m. 45 Mile Grand Tour starts; 25 Mile Riders Line Up
    • 7:50 a.m. Remarks from LDA Engineering CEO Jason Brooks 
    • 8:00 a.m. 25 Mile Local Tour starts; 9 Mile Riders Line Up
    • 8:05 a.m. Remarks from Nashville Department of Transportation and Multimodal Infrastructure Deputy Director Brad Freeze
    • 8:15 a.m. 9 Mile City Tour starts
    • 11:00 a.m. Kid’s Tour  Opening Remarks and start
    • 2:00 p.m. all routes complete

What to expect along the route: 

  • All riders are required to wear a helmet while riding
  • With the exception of the Kids Tour, Tour de Nash routes will not close the roads to cars–you will be riding on open roads with other vehicles. 
  • Please obey all traffic laws. Watch this video to learn how to safely bike on city streets.
  • There will be route leaders and route sweepers looking out for you and rider support vehicles will be available if needed. Security guards, who are also medics, will be helping with traffic control at some of the intersections. We will also have an ambulance on standby but for all emergencies, please call 911 first. To get support from event staff, please call 615-928-8801.
  • There will be four total rest stops along the route
    • Cumberland Greenway (25 and 45 mile routes: 7.5 mile marker; there is no restroom at this location)
    • East Park (45 mile route: 12.7 mile marker)
    • Shelby Riverview Pavilion (45 mile route: 23 mile marker; there is no restroom at this location)
    • Green Hills Park (25 mile route: 19 mile marker; 45 mile route: 32.7 mile marker)
    • 51st Ave. and Indiana Ave. (9 mile route: 4.3 mile marker)
  • Each rest stop will have a tent with water, snacks, volunteers to help answer questions, restrooms (unless noted above), and hand sanitizer. 
  • Please stay hydrated! It may be hot on the day of the Tour de Nash, so be mindful of the water you are drinking and be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the ride (not just at rest stops!). 
  • Ride support ends at 2:00pm. Be sure you plan accordingly, as all rest stops and ride support will end at 2:00pm sharp. 

Route Maps/ Navigation

  • Markers spray painted pink on the roadway will indicate turn by turn directions. There will be three markings indicating an upcoming turn, then a confirmation marking after you turn to indicate you’ve made the correct turn. If you come to an intersection and there is no marking, you are to ride straight ahead through the intersection. The road markings look like this: 

  • On the greenways, you will have directional signs, instead of road markings. The directional signs look like this: 

  • We strongly recommend you use a GPS app, in addition to the markings on the road, to follow along the route. You can use this website to help familiarize yourself with Ride with GPS.

Riding Safely in the Rain

Tour de Nash is rain-or-shine. Use your own judgment and do what is most comfortable for you. Lightning will cause a pause but otherwise we’ll be having fun in the sun or riding through puddles. If the forecast takes a turn, we’ll communicate any last minute changes related to severe weather via an email and our socials.

Here are a few general tips for everyone:


  • Please be careful and ride slowly in slick areas.
  • Wet roads can lead to more frequent flat tires, so make sure to pump up your tires before the ride, and bring an extra tube if you have it. Mechanics will have extra tubes and pumps along the route as well.
  • If your route crosses railroad tracks, please walk your bike across the tracks to ensure your safety and the safety of those around you. 
  • Rain can make it harder to see our route markings and signs, so when riding please make sure you have a secondary option for navigation. 
  • In the event of lightning or severe weather while you are riding, stop riding and seek shelter until the storms clear.