The Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee (BRAT) is a multi-day bicycle tour through a different part of Tennessee each year. The ride travels from one Tennessee State Park to another through the beautiful backroads of the state. With 2019 bringing the 30th year of this bike tour, we have thousands of riders who have joined us through small towns, big cities, East Tennessee mountains, and the West Tennessee delta to see the best of what the Volunteer state has to offer.
BRAT is sponsored by Tennessee State Parks and benefits two very important non-profits:
- The development and protection of the Cumberland Trail, a 300-mile-long footpath down the eastern edge of the Cumberlands. Your BRAT ride is a direct contribution to the preservation of the beauty and history of this place.
- The Tennessee Park Rangers Association provides scholarships and training opportunities for the Park Rangers throughout the state to continue education in order to continue to provide the highest level of protection for Tennessee State Parks.