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
  • 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.

I will be flying in for the BRAT. What’s the best way to get there?

The closest airport are:

For transportation from the airport, we recommend using a rental car. If you choose shuttle service or ride share, such as Uber or Lyft, use code mllux for $20 off your first ride with Uber.

Driving Directions from Nashville:

Head East out of Nashville via I-40E- you will be on I-40 for 75 miles until you need to exit

Take EXIT 288 for TN-111 toward Livingston/Sparta

Turn RIGHT onto TN-111S (signs for Sparta) – you will stay straight on this road for 33.5 miles

Turn LEFT onto Old TN 111- you will stay on this road for 3.2 miles

Turn LEFT onto TN-284 E- you will be on this road for 6.2 miles

Stay STRAIGHT on Village Camp Rd- you will see signs for BRAT throughout the park directing you to our Basecamp area, located to the left.

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 Do I Need to Bring?

With the new 2 basecamp model, you can pack as much as you want! You will always have access to your vehicle, so bring as many bags as you would like.

Are you struggling with what to pack? We’ve put together a packing list to help you decide what to bring: CLICK HERE FOR PACKING LIST TIPS.

We do still encourage you to pack in waterproof bags and plan for all possible weather conditions. Additionally, it is helpful to have name tags on bags and gear. This help us get items returned to their owners, in case they are lost.

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  www.imathlete.com.

How Much Does the Ride Cost?

You can view current registration options and rates at www.imathlete.com.

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