Frequently Asked Questions

What Does My Registration Fee Include?

Your registration includes:

  • Camping areas in beautiful Tennessee State Parks
  • Delicious breakfast and dinner each day (11 meals total for 6 day ride)
  • Hot showers
  • Nightly 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-8:00AM — Breakfast

7:00AM — Ride Begins

8:00AM — Riders must be on the ride

5:00PM-8:00PM — 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 catered event space. Additionally, 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 to Fall Creek Falls:

  • 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.

Driving Directions from Knoxville to Fall Creek Falls: 

  • Merge onto I-40 W- stay straight for 19.5 miles
  • Keep right at the fork to stay on I-40 W, follow signs for Nashville- you will be on this road for 46 miles
  • Take exit 322 for TN-101/Peavine Rd toward Crossville
  • Turn left onto TN-101 S/Peavine Rd
  • Continue onto TN-392 N/Miller Ave
  • Turn left onto TN-101 S/Lantana Rd- you will stay on this road for 20.4 miles
  • Turn left onto TN-101 S- 4.5 miles
  • Turn right onto TN-30 W- 1.6 miles
  • Turn left onto State Hwy 142- .7 miles
  • Turn right onto State Hwy 138- 1.8 miles
  • Turn left onto Fire Tower Rd- 407 ft
  • Turn right onto 284
  • Turn left on to Village Camp Rd
  • Stay STRAIGHT on Village Camp Rd- you will see signs for BRAT throughout the park directing you to our Basecamp area, located to the right.

Driving Directions from Chattanooga to Fall Creek Falls:

  • Merge onto US-27 N- you will stay straight on this road for 21 miles
  • Continue onto TN-111 N- you will stay on this road for 36.5 miles
  • Take the exit toward TN-284 E
  • Turn right onto TN-284 E
  • Turn right to stay on TN-284 E- you will stay on this road for 6 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 code for 85% of your race registration fee will be offered until 14 days prior to the start date of the event. No refund codes will be given within 14 days before the event. Refund codes can be used to register for another Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee event and will be valid for 12 months after the event date. No exceptions can be made for illness, injury, natural disasters, family emergencies, or conflicts.

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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