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

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

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Bicycling Middle Tennessee: A Guide to Scenic Bicycle Rides in Nashville's Countryside by Richards, Glen Wanner

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780963779854
Publisher: Pennywell Press
Publication date: 08/15/2003
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Locator Map6
Introduction7
General Information
Terrain8
Traffic and Road Conditions8
Cycling in Tennessee's Climate8
Equipment9
Services9
Canine Creatures10
Know Your Ability10
Parking10
Using this Guide11
Bike Commuting13
Creating Your Own Neighborhood Workout13
Nashville Rides
Ride #1Music City Bikeway/Shelby Bottoms Greenway (up to 21 miles)14
Ride #2Radnor Lake Excursion (12 mi.)16
Ride #3Belle Meade Boulevard Cruise (5 mi.)18
Ride #4Metro Center (any length desired)18
Ride #5Percy Warner Park Loop (11 mi.)19
Ride #6Edwin Warner Park (any length desired)20
Southwest Area
Ride #7Old Natchez Trace/Del Rio Ride (26 mi.)23
Ride #8Harpeth Loop (41 mi.)27
Ride #9Brentwood/Beech Creek Loop (8 & 24 mi.)31
Ride #10Fernvale Loop (26, 31, & 36 mi.)35
Ride #11Fly Loop (29 mi.)39
Ride #12Snow Creek Loop (40 & 48 mi.)43
Ride #13Burwood Loop (18, 28, & 33 mi.)47
Southeast Area
Ride #14ABrentwood/Old Smyrna Road Loop (19, 22, & 24 mi.)53
Ride #14BBrentwood Greenway (5 mi.)54
Ride #15AMill Creek Loop (12 & 29 mi.)57
Ride #15BMill Creek Greenway (3 mi.)57
Ride #16Franklin/Nolensville Loop (27, 33, & 38 mi.)61
Ride #17Williamson County Loop (42 mi.)65
Ride #18Peytonsville Loop (17, 28, 31, & 38 mi.)69
Ride #19Blackman Loop (15, 37, & 45 mi.)73
Ride #20AMilton Loop (27 & 45 mi.)77
Ride #20BStones River and Lytle Creek Greenway (10 mi.)78
West Area
Ride #21Bellevue/Kingston Springs Ride (44 mi.)81
Ride #22Narrows of the Harpeth Loop (40 mi.)85
Ride #23Montgomery Bell State Park Loop (25 & 66 mi.)89
East Area
Ride #24Old Railroad Road Loop (27 & 41 mi.)93
Ride #25Percy Priest Lake/Mt. Juliet Loop (13 & 28 mi.)97
Ride #26Long Hunter State Park/Lascassas Loop (56 mi.)101
Ride #27Watertown Loop (38 & 48 mi.)105
Ride #28Lebanon/Hartsville Ride (34 mi.)109
Northeast Area
Ride #29Capps Gap Loop (24 & 34 mi.)113
Ride #30Station Camp Loop (27 & 49 mi.)117
Ride #31Bledsoe Creek Loop (38 & 60 mi.)121
Ride #32North Sumner County Loop (37 mi.)127
Northwest Area
Ride #33ABells Bend/Bull Run/Little Marrowbone Creek Rides (13 & 26 mi.)131
Ride #33BCumberland River Bicentennial Trail (15 mi.)132
Ride #34Union Hill/Paradise Ridge Loop (18 & 25 mi.)135
Ride #35Lower Sycamore Creek Loop (37 & 45 mi.)139
Ride #36Upper Sycamore Creek Loop (26 & 45 mi.)145
Ride #37Lower Red River Loop (33, 47, & 64 mi.)149
Ride #38Cross Plains Loop (24 & 40 mi.)155
Ride #39Upper Red River Loop (39 & 44 mi.)159
Mountain Bike Rides
Introduction163
Ride #40Fairview Nature Park (2-7 mi.)165
Ride #41Hamilton Creek Recreation Area (3 & 6 mi.)167
Ride #42Cheatham Wildlife Mountain Area169
Ride #43Cedars of Lebanon State Forest173
Ride #44Lock 4 Gallatin (8 mi.)179
Ride #45Montgomery Bell State Park (12 mi.)179
Greenways/Short Rides180
Centuries181
Overnight Tours185
Appendices188
Publications
Local Bicycling Organizations
National Bicycling Organizations
Bicycle Shops
Bed & Breakfasts
Public Camping Facilities
Chambers of Commerce
Airport/Bus Information

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