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Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee

Fall Ride

Welcome to the 26th annual Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee (BRAT 2015). Our Fall Tour is the original BRAT – a week long excursion through a different part of Tennessee each year. Your registration includes beautiful campsites, plentiful food, hot showers, live entertainment and a fully supported route. Miles: 380-450 miles, depending on options Host State Parks: Davy Crockett Birthplace, Warriors Path, Panther Creek and Roan Mountain State Park. Daily mileage ranges from 50-85 miles on average.

*Schedule, Cue Sheets, and more coming soon. Stay posted.

Click here to view the route as it currently stands.

Riders will be responsible for their own meals part of the week. However, most overnight locations are very rural and offer no easy access to restaurants. Your BRAT registration fee INCLUDES these meals.

*Lunches are always on your own; please support the communities we travel through.

What to bring
The idea is to have a relaxing, enjoyable week of riding in Tennessee. The key to that? Take care of as many of the details as possible beforehand. In this section you’ll find pretty much everything you need to know to make your BRAT experience a great one.

What should I pack?
The “stuff” you bring to store your belongings should be waterproof and made of a sturdy material that will hold up throughout the week. You are allowed two (2) bags per rider, and each bag should weigh less than 60 lbs. The reason is any heavier and you will have trouble loading and unloading your stuff out of the baggage trucks!Pack light! To ensure your clothing stays dry, pack clothes in large plastic bags, press them flat to remove extra air, then seal. Also mark your bag in a way to help you find it among the other 500 bags. Please no sharp edged straps or buckles on the outside.

For Your Bike
  • Helmet
  • Water bottles(or equivalent hydration system)
  • Simple tools (tubes, tire levers, patch kit, etc)
Cycling Clothing
  • Short sleeve jerseys for the week
  • long sleeve jerseys (for colder days or rain)
  • shorts
  • tights
  • Wind jacket
  • Bike Shoes
  • Socks
  • Gloves
  • Shoe or toe covers
  • Sunglasses
Camp Clothing
  • Shorts
  • Long pants
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Walking Shoes
  • Hat and Gloves
  • Rain Gear
  • Warm jacket
  • Towel and washcloth
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Chamois butter
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Hygiene products
  • Medications such as aspirin or ibuprofen, antacids and personal prescriptions
  • Other -band-aids, calamine lotion and insect repellant
  • tent and its rainfly
  • Ground cloth for tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Camp pillow
  • Flashlight (extra batteries and bulbs) or headlamp
  • Camera
  • pocket knife
  • Reading material
  • Personal identification
  • Cash
  • Journal
  • Something to put your dirty clothing in
  • Earplugs for sleeping
Extra Services

Leave your tent and all the hassle behind. Bubba’s PAMPERED Pedalers offers a deluxe service including a top quality Kelty tent with daily set-up and take-down. A fully inflated thick air mattress inside the tent and a fresh-clean bath towel/wash cloth daily as well as a camp chair. Free cold drinks and snacks in the Pampered Zone. Baggage delivery to your tent. You ride–Bubba does the rest. For you it’s “No Bull–Just Bike” Complete details from

Cycling Logistics is a baggage transport service that caters to those cyclists participating in our supported tours who don’t mind putting up their own tent but still want the important amenities: coffee in the morning, cell phone charging, IceHole cubbies for your beverages and more.

Spring Ride

Register for spring ride

Day 1: - 68.9 Miles
Day 2: - 59.1 Miles

Ride start location

The 2015 Spring Ride will show you the best of what Middle Tennessee has to offer, from the prime vantage point of a bike seat. With our trusty mix of family-friendly and more challenging routes, you can experience as much of this beautiful countryside as you like.

Day 1:
Day 2:

2 day ride - $100 until April 11th, $125 April 12th-18th
1 day ride - $50 until April 11th, $65 April 12th-18th

Register here

Included with registration is field camping, 3 meals (lunch is always on your own), SAG stops, hot showers, and a ride t-shirt.

Ride Dates
April 25-26th, 2015

Henry Horton State Park
4358 Nashville Hwy
Chapel Hill, Tennessee


You pedal; we'll take care of everything else. Camping (Inn rooms available at extra cost), hearty food, hot showers, and a fully supported route.

How many miles?
Daily routes ranging from 55-65 miles, with options for everyone from family to hard-cores.

How many riders?
150 (approx.) (350 rider max)

Contact Us

Need answers that you can’t find on this site?
Complete the form below to contact the ride director Ryan Forbess or call Ryan at: 731-358-9724