We have reached our maximum attendance for the 2020 Plateau to Percy Tour.
We hope to see you at next year's ride!
About the Ride
Our inaugural Plateau to Percy Bike Tour 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 - and you'll have the option to stay at a tent site or in a cabin, based on your fundraising amount. Tent sites have access to park showers and bathrooms. Cabins 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: October 1 - 4, 2020
Ride Locations: Dunlap, TN to Nashville, TN
Transportation: We will meet early on October 1st 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. You will have the option to stay in a tent or in a cabin. These options are based on the fundraising amount you choose, and are offered on a first come, first served basis. Cabin options are limited, based on park availability.
Food: We will be preparing meals at each State Park. Plateau to Percy bike guides and participants will prepare meals for the group. We'll be following COVID-19 safety standards and guidelines in all meal preparation.
- Day 1 lunch and dinner
- Day 2 breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Day 3 breakfast lunch and dinner
- Day 4 breakfast and lunch
Registration: To register, complete the registration form found here. **Note: for this inaugural ride, we will have a limited space of 15 ride participants. Participation is on a first come, first served basis.
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.
$1,000 for a tent site
$1,100 for a cabin pair (you will have your own bed, but share a room in a cabin with another participant)
We have additional resources here to give more information about each ride day and to help answer any other questions you may have.
Map and Elevation Profiles (Note: Routes are subject to slight changes before ride begins on October 1):