Plateau to Percy will take place September 22-25, 2022.
Mark your calendars! Registration opens on February 15, 2022.
Interested in joining for 2022 Plateau to Percy?
About the Ride
Our 3rd Annual Plateau to Percy Bike Tour (P2P) will take you on a 225-mile journey through some of Tennessee's most scenic roads. This ride will raise funds for Walk Bike Nashville to support its Families for Safe Streets Program (FSS). FSS is an advocacy and support group for victims and family members of traffic violence.
The entire bike ride will last 4 days and will begin in Dunlap, TN, and end in Nashville at Percy Priest Lake. We'll spend days 1 and 2 cycling through the Sequatchie Valley, one of Tennessee's most coveted bicycle riding destinations. The valley floor is filled with rolling hills, rivers, and farmlands. The plateaus boast beautiful views and the vast landscapes of Eastern Tennessee. On days 3 and 4 you'll cycle into Middle Tennessee, getting the opportunity to explore quaint towns, man-made lakes, and local breweries. Each night, we'll stay in a different state park - Fall Creek Falls, Cumberland Mountain, and Edgar Evins. Cabins at each state park come with double beds, provided linens and heating/ac.
We'll complete our ride at Percy Priest Lake in Nashville, TN. Here we'll have a ride completion celebration, as well as hear from some Families for Safe Streets members about the importance of the group and the impact of your fundraising.
Dates: September 22-25, 2022
Ride Locations: Dunlap, TN to Nashville, TN
Transportation: We will meet early on Day 1 of our trip at our final ride destination, Percy Priest Lake, and drive (participants, bikes, and luggage) to our ride start location, Dunlap TN. Walk Bike Nashville will provide van transportation for all participants; however, you do have the option to get yourself (your bike and your luggage) to Dunlap, TN if you prefer.
Lodging: We will be staying at a different state park each night: Fall Creek Falls, Cumberland Mountain and Edgar Evins.
Food: We will be preparing meals at each State Park. Plateau to Percy bike guides and participants will prepare meals for the group. Your fundraising costs provide the following meals:
- Day 1 lunch and dinner
- Day 2 breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Day 3 breakfast lunch and dinner
- Day 4 breakfast and lunch
Registration: We will open registration on February 15, 2022. All registrations are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and due to limited cabin availability at state parks, we can only allow 20 ride participants for 2022.
By participating, you will be agreeing to our Bike Rider Agreement Form.
Fundraising: To secure a spot on the bike tour, all participants must submit a $100 deposit to Walk Bike Nashville. We encourage you to fundraise the amount needed for the bike tour; however, if you prefer to pay the amount in full, you can write a check directly to Walk Bike Nashville for your ride participation amount. You will indicate on your registration form how you will be supplying the funds for the bike tour. If you choose to fundraise, you will be given a participant-specific fundraising page through our website.
- $1,500 per rider on P2P Regular
- $1,000 per rider on P2P Lite
- We will provide a bike training guide to follow to get ready for multiple ride days.
- In addition, the Domestiques Cycling Club will be hosting training rides leading up to Plateau to Percy. These rides will increase in distance to help you feel ready for each ride day.
- We will have two support vehicles during the Plateau to Percy. Each vehicle will be stocked with plenty of water and snacks to keep you fueled for the ride.
- Lastly, feel free to ride at your own pace! There's no need to feel like you should be keeping up with the group or keeping a certain pace throughout the ride days. We want any rider ability to feel welcome, and we are happy to accommodate and assist however we can. Also, the support vehicles can give you a bump up that tough hill or long stretch if you need it!
Worried about riding 225 miles over 4 days?
Have no fear--Introducing P2P Lite
Don't let the distance and multiple ride days discourage you from joining us! We want to make sure you feel prepared and supported for the ride.
P2P Lite involves a 2-day tour, instead of the full 4 days. This means, you'll have an opportunity to join the ride on Saturday and Sunday of the trip. You will be able to sign up for P2P lite in the rider registration form.
Not sure if you're able to fundraise $1500?
We provide you will all the tools necessary for peer-to-peer fundraising. We have a full fundraising guide, as well as we will offer you suggestions for how to fundraise the full amount.
If you are still not able to fundraise the full amount, we have a scholarship form available for those that are feeling held back. Scholarships will allow you to participate for the fundraising amount of $1000, rather than the full $1500. You can complete the form here.
We have additional resources here to give more information about each ride day and to help answer any other questions you may have.
Once you register, we will provide you with a Fundraising Guide to help you reach your fundraising goal, and The Domestique Cycling Club will be hosting training rides to help you work up to the 225-mile tour.
Map and Elevation Profiles (Note: Routes are subject to slight changes before the ride begins on September 22nd):
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