Nashville Bike Week 2012

I’ve been remiss in posting about all the exciting events going on this week for Nashville Bike Week — let me make up for that now with an all-encompassing post.  After a rainy weekend, the forecast is on our side too!

First, tonight there is a Jamaican-themed dinner buffet at Wild Cow to benefit Walk/Bike Nashville. Vegetarian and guaranteed delicious!

Tomorrow, the Ride of Silence will depart from the main Centennial Park entrance at 7 pm sharp (cyclists should arrive at 6:45). The ride is 7 miles, and riders must wear helmets—more details here. The Chicago ride is also on Wednesday and you can get info about that here.

Friday is Nashville’s Bike to Work Day. It’s definitely going to be our biggest one yet—we already have 171 people signed up on Facebook (Chicago peeps, stop your sniggering, this is big for us). So grab your bike, check out our route map and join us (and the Mayor—he’s biking in too!) at the courthouse for donuts, bagels and coffee.

And of course Saturday is the biggest biking event of the year—the 2012 Tour de Nash! Come out for a sweeping tour of Nashville’s new Music City Bikeway. If you’ve never ridden on quiet city streets with hundreds of other elated cyclists—you don’t know what you’re missing. There’s child care available. Also, our T-shirt this year is the cutest one yet. Come out!


On a smaller note, I plan to reschedule my rained-out progressive dinner ride for later in the month, so stay tuned for news on that.

Hope to see you Nashvillians on a bike this week!


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3 thoughts on “Nashville Bike Week 2012

  1. It’s really funny to hear this week in May being called “Bike Week”, which isn’t a bad name. But I lived a lot of my life near Daytona Beach, where Bike Week refers to the invasion of loud motorcycle riders, followed (or preceded? can’t remember) by another two weeks of chaos for Black College Reunion and then Spring Break. No local people really look forward to these events, I think. But, Bike Week for bicycles sounds much more pleasant and fun- after all, bicycles are!

  2. Dottie says:

    Looks like a fun schedule!  How exciting that the mayor will be biking.  I wish I could be in Nashville for the Jamaican buffet.  :)  

  3. Chrissy says:

    oooh I’m so jealous looking at this awesome schedule. My week will continue as usual… attempting not to get hit by cars while withstanding 100 degree heat.

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