Bicycling Middle Tennessee: A Guide to Scenic Bicycle Rides in Nashville's Countryside

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Bicycling Middle Tennessee is the product of two years of cycling the vast network of lightly traveled roads which meander among valleys, ridges, forests, and farmlands. With this guide of 40+ rides ranging from 2 to 100 miles, leisurely riders and long distance cyclists will discover the best rural roads plus the hot spots for mountain biking. Combine these excursions to create 100+ mile trips and overnight tours through a network of excellent cycling roads.
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Overview

Bicycling Middle Tennessee is the product of two years of cycling the vast network of lightly traveled roads which meander among valleys, ridges, forests, and farmlands. With this guide of 40+ rides ranging from 2 to 100 miles, leisurely riders and long distance cyclists will discover the best rural roads plus the hot spots for mountain biking. Combine these excursions to create 100+ mile trips and overnight tours through a network of excellent cycling roads.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780963779854
  • Publisher: Pennywell Press
  • Publication date: 8/15/2003
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,366,420
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Locator Map 6
Introduction 7
General Information
Terrain 8
Traffic and Road Conditions 8
Cycling in Tennessee's Climate 8
Equipment 9
Services 9
Canine Creatures 10
Know Your Ability 10
Parking 10
Using this Guide 11
Bike Commuting 13
Creating Your Own Neighborhood Workout 13
Nashville Rides
Ride #1 Music City Bikeway/Shelby Bottoms Greenway (up to 21 miles) 14
Ride #2 Radnor Lake Excursion (12 mi.) 16
Ride #3 Belle Meade Boulevard Cruise (5 mi.) 18
Ride #4 Metro Center (any length desired) 18
Ride #5 Percy Warner Park Loop (11 mi.) 19
Ride #6 Edwin Warner Park (any length desired) 20
Southwest Area
Ride #7 Old Natchez Trace/Del Rio Ride (26 mi.) 23
Ride #8 Harpeth Loop (41 mi.) 27
Ride #9 Brentwood/Beech Creek Loop (8 & 24 mi.) 31
Ride #10 Fernvale Loop (26, 31, & 36 mi.) 35
Ride #11 Fly Loop (29 mi.) 39
Ride #12 Snow Creek Loop (40 & 48 mi.) 43
Ride #13 Burwood Loop (18, 28, & 33 mi.) 47
Southeast Area
Ride #14A Brentwood/Old Smyrna Road Loop (19, 22, & 24 mi.) 53
Ride #14B Brentwood Greenway (5 mi.) 54
Ride #15A Mill Creek Loop (12 & 29 mi.) 57
Ride #15B Mill Creek Greenway (3 mi.) 57
Ride #16 Franklin/Nolensville Loop (27, 33, & 38 mi.) 61
Ride #17 Williamson County Loop (42 mi.) 65
Ride #18 Peytonsville Loop (17, 28, 31, & 38 mi.) 69
Ride #19 Blackman Loop (15, 37, & 45 mi.) 73
Ride #20A Milton Loop (27 & 45 mi.) 77
Ride #20B Stones River and Lytle Creek Greenway (10 mi.) 78
West Area
Ride #21 Bellevue/Kingston Springs Ride (44 mi.) 81
Ride #22 Narrows of the Harpeth Loop (40 mi.) 85
Ride #23 Montgomery Bell State Park Loop (25 & 66 mi.) 89
East Area
Ride #24 Old Railroad Road Loop (27 & 41 mi.) 93
Ride #25 Percy Priest Lake/Mt. Juliet Loop (13 & 28 mi.) 97
Ride #26 Long Hunter State Park/Lascassas Loop (56 mi.) 101
Ride #27 Watertown Loop (38 & 48 mi.) 105
Ride #28 Lebanon/Hartsville Ride (34 mi.) 109
Northeast Area
Ride #29 Capps Gap Loop (24 & 34 mi.) 113
Ride #30 Station Camp Loop (27 & 49 mi.) 117
Ride #31 Bledsoe Creek Loop (38 & 60 mi.) 121
Ride #32 North Sumner County Loop (37 mi.) 127
Northwest Area
Ride #33A Bells Bend/Bull Run/Little Marrowbone Creek Rides (13 & 26 mi.) 131
Ride #33B Cumberland River Bicentennial Trail (15 mi.) 132
Ride #34 Union Hill/Paradise Ridge Loop (18 & 25 mi.) 135
Ride #35 Lower Sycamore Creek Loop (37 & 45 mi.) 139
Ride #36 Upper Sycamore Creek Loop (26 & 45 mi.) 145
Ride #37 Lower Red River Loop (33, 47, & 64 mi.) 149
Ride #38 Cross Plains Loop (24 & 40 mi.) 155
Ride #39 Upper Red River Loop (39 & 44 mi.) 159
Mountain Bike Rides
Introduction 163
Ride #40 Fairview Nature Park (2-7 mi.) 165
Ride #41 Hamilton Creek Recreation Area (3 & 6 mi.) 167
Ride #42 Cheatham Wildlife Mountain Area 169
Ride #43 Cedars of Lebanon State Forest 173
Ride #44 Lock 4 Gallatin (8 mi.) 179
Ride #45 Montgomery Bell State Park (12 mi.) 179
Greenways/Short Rides 180
Centuries 181
Overnight Tours 185
Appendices 188
Publications
Local Bicycling Organizations
National Bicycling Organizations
Bicycle Shops
Bed & Breakfasts
Public Camping Facilities
Chambers of Commerce
Airport/Bus Information
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