2024 Tour de Nash Recap

TDN Recap Video

On May 18th, Walk Bike Nashville hosted our 20th annual Tour de Nash presented by LDA Engineering. Thanks to all our riders, volunteers, sponsors, and partners, it was a great success!

This year’s tour raised over $42,000 for our mission and welcomed 932 registered riders and countless cicadas on an absolutely beautiful day. Here's a little more about our riders:

  • Joshua came the furthest this year, over 1,500 miles, all the way from Jackson, Wyoming.
  • Over 16 states and 118 zip codes were represented with Alabama, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana bringing over five riders each.
  • Jan (mentioned above) was our most experienced rider at 81 years young and the youngest was just two years of age!
  • This year, riders spoke six different primary languages: English, Spanish, French, Afrikaans, Cebuano, and Hungarian.
  • Perhaps most excitingly, 4 in 10 riders were experiencing TDN for the first time!

Kicking off in the Nations, Tour de Nash featured an Open Street aspect for the first time, providing a car-free start/finish line on 51st Ave. from Tennessee Ave. to Georgia Ave. The Marguerite Beane Quartet provided live music and dozens of sponsors, partners, community members, and businesses hosted booths and activities:

  • Bare Bones Butcher
  • TinWings
  • Nations Neighborhood Association
  • Parks Church PCA
  • Pecan Valley Honey
  • The Egly Agency
  • Nashville Department of Transportation
  • Outlook MMA
  • Lime
  • Empower Tennessee
  • The Nashville Food Project
  • Nashville Public Library - Richland Park Branch
  • Community Review Board
  • Choose How You Move
  • LDA Engineering
  • Fairpointe Planning and Bike Fun
  • Veloteers Bicycle Club and Families For Safe Streets Nashville
  • The Domestiques Cycling Club
  • Urban Sweat
  • DripDrop
  • Hi, Finch
  • HNTB
  • Katie O's Parklet
  • Celsius Energy Drink
  • Jinny R's Parklet
  • The Modern Dog Company
  • Russanne B's Hiking Group Parklet
  • NOAH Economic Equity Jobs & Transportation
  • AAA

We'd be remised to not shoutout some superstars from this year's ride: 

  • David Greaves was the King of Route Marking
  • David Schaefer is Mr. Reliable at packet pickup and bike valet
  • Cory Clark and Judy Fazi were an amazing help at the registration table the day-of
  • Our rest stop hosts kept people hydrated and energized. Rest stops included 51st Avenue North hosted by Walk Bike Nashville Board Members, the Cumberland River Greenway hosted by NDOT, East Park hosted by Walk Bike Volunteers & Nashville Running Company, Shelby Park hosted by Nashville Moves, and Green Hills Park hosted by Rivian.

We also had a great turnout from local leadership:

  • Thank you Mayor O'Connell and his family for coming out
  • Thank you Councilmembers Rollin Horton and Brenda Gadd for hosting us and participating. Councilmembers Sean Parker, Burkely Allen, Jacob Kupin, Jordan Huffman, and Clay Capp also took part in the fun.

And other notable attendees included:

  • Founding member David Kleinfelter 
  • Birthday boy Bob
  • Our local heroes: Jan Richey has been a constant at Tour de Nash. When he took a tumble this year, a trio of strangers transported him to our ambulance. Thanks to our social media followers, we were able to connect the Richey family with the kind individuals that helped him so they could express their gratitude. Jan is recovering well, and we hope to see him at the next TDN! You can read the full story on Instagram

That's all for now. We hope to see you next year! You can check out our 2024 Tour de Nash photo album on our Facebook we've included a few of our favorites here:


Thank you generous sponsors!!!