Frequently Asked Questions

What Does My Registration Fee Include?

Your registration includes:

  • Beautiful Tennessee State Park campsites
  • Delicious breakfast and dinner each day (11 meals total for 6 day ride)
  • Hot showers
  • Nightly live entertainment
  • Maps and cue sheets
  • Extra porta-potties at overnight sites
  • Rest stops every 15 – 20 miles with hydration, nutrition, porta-potties
  • Tennessee State Park Ranger support and security
  • Baggage transportation to the overnight campsites
  • Bike mechanic on the route and at camp
  • Access to medical team
  • Awesome 2018 BRAT t-shirt

What are the registration fees?

Early Registration Regular Registration Late Registration
 Jan 10 – March 4 March 5 – July 29 July 30 – Sept 9
6 Day Ride  $450.00  $480.00  $510.00
3 Day Ride  $225.00  $240.00  $255.00
2 Day Ride  $150.00  $160.00  $170.00
1 Day Ride  $75.00  $80.00  $85.00

What is the daily schedule?

6:00AM — Breakfast

7:00AM — Ride Begins

8:00AM — Riders must be on the ride

6:00PM — Dinner

Please note that some days may vary slightly.

What is the Event Policy On Alcoholic Beverages?

Consumption of alcoholic beverages is allowable in accordance with the policy set forth by Tennessee State Parks.  Beer, liquor, and wine by the drink are available at each park inn, and riders over the age of 21 may enjoy beverages in designated rider camping areas.

What is the refund policy?

We do offer partial discounts for those canceling during our cancellation periods. A discount code for 85% of your race registration fee will be offered until 14 days prior to the race date. No discounts codes will be given within 14 days before the event. Partial discount codes are only available for cancellations of completed registrations. A registration is considered incomplete if payment was mailed in and has not yet been received. Discount codes can be used to register for another Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee event and will be valid for 12 months after the event date.

How is the route marked?

In most instances, the turn signals are painted on the pavement close to the right shoulder of the road. The route markings in some areas may be placed on signs located on the right shoulder of the road when it is not permissible to paint the symbols on the pavement. They will be marked as follows:

The route will be marked on the road in the following manner:

  1. The first route marker will be 100 feet prior to the turn.
  2. The next route marker will be 20 feet prior to the turn.
  3. The third route marker will be 10 feet after the turn.
  4. Some turns, like those on downgrades, will have three (3) markers before the turn. The spacing will be 150 feet, 100 feet, and 20 feet prior to the turn.
  5. When there is a long stretch of road that does not have any marked turns, there will be a straight-ahead marker every five (5) miles to confirm you are traveling in the right direction.

What Kind of Bag Should I Pack? How Many Bags Can I Bring? What Do I Need to Bring?

The bag that you bring to store your belongings should be waterproof and made of a sturdy material that will hold up throughout the week. Please, no sharp edged straps or buckles on the outside. Also, mark your bag in a way to help you find it among the other bags.

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.

We’ve put together a packing list to help you decide what to bring. You can view it here.

Can Non-Riders Participate?

Yes! Non-riders are welcome to enjoy the festivities! Registration options for non-riders include food, enertainment and a great BRAT t-shirt! You can get more info at

How Much Does the Ride Cost?

You can view current registration options and rates at