Walk Bike Nashville's 18th Annual Tour de Nash,

presented by LDA Engineering is

Saturday, May 21st!

        

Walk Bike Nashville's 18th annual Tour de Nash is Nashville's largest urban bike ride. Take on the City Tour (9-mi), Local Tour (25-mi), or Grand Tour (45-mi) to suit your riding style. Your paid registration includes a t-shirt and route support. 

Highlights:

  • 9, 25, and 45-mile ride options suitable for bicyclists of all skill levels

  • Scenic routes highlighting Nashville's neighborhoods, bikeways, and greenways.

  • Rest stops featuring refreshments, bathroom facilities, and basic bicycle maintenance equipment available every 10-15 miles.

  • Every paid rider receives a t-shirt, ride number, and rider packet

  • Celebration Center located at the Frankie Pierce Park location, with food trucks and beer garden 
  • Dispersed start so you can begin at the time and location that is most convenient to you

  • Walk Bike Nashville members get discounted Tour de Nash Tickets.

What's Different for 2022? 

  • There will be no mass start; however, we will have a "Celebration Center" located at Frankie Pierce Park that will have food trucks from 10am-1pm in which you can purchase a post-ride meal. 
  • Each rider will start the ride at one location which you select upon registration and will begin anytime between the 6am-10am start window. We recommend the Grand Tour (45-mile) riders begin before 9am. 
  • There will be no route security due to the dispersed nature of the riders on the route. The route will be marked with spray chalk and you will be provided a digital and paper copy of the route you'll be riding. 
  • Bike tools and mechanical assistance will be available at rest stops
  • We will have our first-ever Kid's Tour, as part of the Tour de Nash. The Kid's Tour (2-mile ride) is for our Safe Routes to Schools focus schools and for any family with kids. 
  • Day-Of Registration will NOT be available at the ride

Routes

Volunteer

  • We could not do the Tour de Nash without our incredible volunteers! 
  • All volunteers and route marking team members get a free registration to ride in the Tour de Nash.

                                                      

Tour Trainers and Ride Buddies

Tour Trainers: Thanks to The Domestiques Cycling Club, we are offering Tour Trainers rides again this year. These rides are designed to help you build up your distance and comfortability in order to ride in the Local Tour (25-mile) or Grand Tour (45-mile) ride. You can register for Tour Trainer rides here. Rides begin April 10th and will happen weekly leading up to the Tour de Nash. Once you register, a Domestieques Cycling Club member will contact you the Friday before the ride to give you ride start location and time information. 

Ride BuddiesDon’t feel comfortable riding on your own during the Tour? We can pair you with another rider (or group of riders) so you don’t have to ride alone. If you’re interested in being paired with a ride buddy, complete this form and we will be in touch with you before the Tour de Nash.

Kid's Tour (2-mile ride)

For the first time, we are offering a Kid's Tour, in addition to our other three routes at the Tour de Nash. The Kid's Tour is designed for students and their families from our Safe Routes to School Focus Schools, along with any other families with kids that would like to join. Tickets for the Kid's Tour are $10 and tickets include a t-shirt, a marked 2-mile route on the Shelby Bottoms Greenway, and plenty of water and snacks to keep you fueled for the ride. The Kid's Tour takes place on Saturday, May 21st at 9am at Shelby Bottoms Greenway (the start location will be located on Davidson St, beside the baseball fields within Shelby Park). You can register for the Kid's Tour below: 


ADA Accommodations

 

For special ADA accommodations requests and concerns, please contact Jessica Rinne at [email protected] or call the office at (615) 200-7363

ADA parking information:

Frankie Pierce Park: spots along Lifeway Plaza directly in front of Frankie Pierce Park

Hadley Park: ADA parking spots in the Hadley Park Community Center parking lot

Shelby Park: ADA parking spots in the Shelby Park parking lot 


FAQ

You can also check out our 2022 Tour de Nash Rider Guide to answer any questions you may have as a Tour de Nash rider! 

Where do I register for Walk Bike Nashville's Tour de Nash? 

What if I don't see the ticket option I am looking for (For example, I don't see the Group Ticket Option)?

When you click on the registration link and see the ticket options, scroll down to view all ticket types. 

Where does the ride start and end? 

Each route will have multiple start locations. You will select a start location when you purchase your ticket. You will begin and end the ride from that location. All start locations will double as rest stops. This year's start locations/rest stops are: 

When does the ride start? 

There are 1-hour start windows from 6:00am-10:00am. You will select one of these start windows when you register.  

If I drive, where should I park the morning of the Tour de Nash? 

Frankie Pierce parking info: Free parking in the parking garage at 500 11th Ave N, PLEASE DO NOT park in the Publix parking lot

Hadley Park (from Alameda St): Free parking at Schrader Lane Church of Christ's EAST parking lot (parking lot closest to Ed Temple Blvd)

Shelby Park (near baseball fields): Park within Shelby Park

How can I train for the Tour de Nash? 

Thanks to The Domestiques Cycling Club, we are offering Tour Trainers rides again this year. These rides are designed to help you build up your distance and comfortability in order to ride in the Local Tour (25-mile) or Grand Tour (45-mile) ride. 

You can register for Tour Trainer rides here. Rides begin April 10th and will happen weekly leading up to the Tour de Nash. Once you register, a Domestieques Cycling Club member will contact you the Friday before the ride to give you ride start location and time information. 

Where will I pick up my ride packet?

We'll have multiple times for you to pick up your Tour de Nash packet the week before the Tour.

     Wednesday, May 18th:

     Thursday, May 19th:

     Friday, May 20th:

Masks are encouraged upon arriving. You may pick up packets for friends and family. If you are picking up packets for additional riders, please be ready to tell us: their name, t-shirt size, which route they are riding, and which start location they have chosen. 

For pick-up at the Walk Bike Nashville office: When you arrive, enter the alley behind The Turnip Truck from S 7th Street. If you are in a car, please stay in your car -- pickup will be a drive-through so you won’t need to park. 

For pick-up at Watkins Park: Look for the Walk Bike Nashville tent with volunteers who can get your packet(s). 

Will there be route security? 

There will be no security officers at intersections this year due to the spread-out nature of the ride. You must follow all rules of the road and behave as a vehicle in accordance with the law. You can watch this video to refresh yourself on some Bicycling Basics. Also, be sure to check our Events Calendar for upcoming bicycle classes before the Tour or join the Tour Trainers for some training rides before the TDN! (More about our Tour Trainers program coming soon.)  

Are the roads closed to cars? 

No, the Tour de Nash routes will not close the roads to cars. While we try to create routes that are on greenways and low-stress biking roads, expect to see cars along your ride. 

Do I need to wear a mask? 

Masks are encouraged when social distancing is not possible at packet pick-up, and at the start locations and rest stops during the Tour. 

What is included with my ticket?

We will provide a marked route, signage, and cue sheet to help you navigate the route on the event day. You will also receive a rider packet that includes your ride number, t-shirt, a discount for $2 off any food truck item, and sponsorship materials. Lastly, there will still be rest stops along the way with food, water, and a bike mechanic if you need one. 

Will there be food? 

Single serving snacks will be provided at rest stops. There will be no provided post-ride meal this year; however, we hope to have food trucks available for purchase at the Celebration Center at the Frankie Pierce Park start location/rest stop for those that would like to stop by for food.  

Will there be water? 

Water refills will be provided at all rest stops, but come with at least two bottles for yourself.

Will there be restrooms at the rest stops? 

Portable restrooms will be available at MOST rest stops. 

How do I navigate the route? 

Markings for the route will be on the ground, but we also recommend using a cue sheet or downloading the GPS file from our website. 

We will use these markings on the road to help you navigate the route: 

What if I need financial assistance in purchasing a ticket?

We want the Tour de Nash to be accessible for everyone! We have a free City Tour (8-mile) ride in which you can register. However, if you'd like to ride the Local Tour (25-mile) or the Grand Tour (45-mile), we have a Scholarship Form in which you can complete to get financial assistance for ticket costs. Please complete this form and a Walk Bike Nashville staff member will be in touch with you.

What if the Covid situation changes between now and May 21st? 

We will be in touch with riders if there are any adjustments we can make to the start location or rider format. We want to ensure that everyone is safe and that the ride is fun! 

What if I'm coming from out-of-town and I can't make your packet pick-up times? 

We ask that if you have a friend also riding in the TDN or know someone that lives in town, then please have them pick up your packet for you. However, if there is no way for you to get your packet or have a friend pick it up, you can complete this form and we will work to get you your TDN rider packet. 

Are e-bikes allowed on the Tour de Nash? 

Yes! We welcome all types of bikes, including, but not limited to: e-bikes, cargo bikes, recumbent bikes, hand cycles, tandems, road bikes, mountain bikes, and kids bikes.  

How do I order a 2022 Tour de Nash jersey? 

You can order from the online store here. Jersey sales will end on March 27, 2022. 

Want some Walk Bike Nashville gear for the Tour de Nash? 

Check out our online store!

Other general questions about the Tour de Nash? 

Email our Events and Education Director, Jess Rinne at [email protected] 


Sponsorships

We are so grateful for our sponsors who make our events possible. Sponsors get special benefits and recognition at the Tour de Nash! If you are interested in becoming a 2022 Walk Bike Nashville sponsor, please check out our Sponsorship page for additional details!