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Do you live in the Nashville or Franklin, TN area?  Out of town and just visiting?  Interested in riding your bike with a group?  Perfect!  Come and join R.B.'s Cyclery in Franklin, TN every Saturday morning and Tuesday night for a group bicycle ride.  Our group bike rides average 5 to 10 people, are unintimidating, and ride through the scenic parts of Brentwood, Franklin, Leipers Fork, and Williamson County.  Below you'll find more information about our weekly group bicycle rides.

WEEKLY GROUP BICYCLE RIDES - NASHVILLE

DayStart TimeDescriptionLocationPhone
Every Saturday8:00 AMRB's RIDE
Year Round!
45-75 miles 16-18mph
New route every week.
We re-group. Not a race ride.
7:00am start from May 1 - Oct 1
Our Store615-567-6633
Every Saturday7:00 AMAverage Joe and Jane Ride
25-30 miles 16-17 mph
Different route every week.
We re-group. Not a race ride.
Ride only goes from May 1st to end of Oct
Our Store615-567-6633
Tuesday Night6:00 PMHILLS OF HELL RIDE
Challenging course.
10-15 mile loop.
We ride together. No drop ride!
Brings a front and rear light!
Begins Mar 15th Ends Nov 1st
Our Store615-567-6633

R.B.'s CYCLERY NASHVILLE GROUP RIDE DETAILS

Rides require at a minimum water and a helmet. We suggest you also bring a spare tube, energy food, a little cash in case we stop.  We hope see you out there soon!

R.B.'s RIDE:  This ride leaves every Saturday ALL YEAR LONG from our bicycle shop in Cool Springs at 8am.  From May 1st to Oct. 1st this ride starts at 7am.  This is an INTERMEDIATE ride for enthusiast, not beginners, and not for racers.  This ride is 50 to 60 miles long with a 16-18 mph average pace.  We do our best not to drop anyone and re-group every few miles, but you must be ready to do the distance and pace of the ride!  We ride a different route every week through Brentwood, Franklin, Leipers Fork, and Williamson County.  Join Us!

AVERAGE JOE AND JANE RIDE:  This ride leaves every Saturday (May 1st - Oct. 31st) from our bike shop in Cool Springs at 8am.  From May 1st to Oct. 1st this ride starts at 7am.  This is an INTERMEDIATE ride for your average everyday road rider.  This ride is 25 to 30 miles long with a 16-18 mph average pace.  We do our best not to drop anyone and re-group every few miles, but you must be ready to do the distance and pace of the ride!  We ride a different route every week through Brentwood, Franklin, Leipers Fork, and Williamson County.  Join Us!

HILLS OF HELL RIDE:  This ride leaves every Tuesday night (Mar. 15th - Oct. 31st) from the bike store at 6:00pm.   This is a enthusiast ride, ridden on a very challenging course.  This is a great ride to improve your climbing ability.  This ride has over 1000ft of climbing every 10 miles.  The group will roll out together, break up on the climbs and re-group after every 1 or 2 hills.  Distance in the Spring/Early Summer is 10 miles and will get longer as the daylight allows.

BENEFITS OF RIDING WITH A GROUP

Many of you have been riding on our group rides and have found that you become a stronger rider by riding with a group.  Here are some benefits in joining our group rides:

- You ride longer distances with a group because the other riders motivate you on windy, cold or bad weather days (misery loves company).

- You tend to ride faster in a group with less effort b/c of drafting.  When you get tired leading the group, others will come to the front while you take a short rest in the back. 

- Traffic can see you better when riding in a group of 10 plus riders vs. riding by yourself or with 1-2 riding partners.

- You enjoy the camaraderie of others when you ride with those who share your same interest in cycling.

- With a group, you ride new and different routes that you wouldn't ride by yourself.  We have some great routes and they change every week!

- It is true that stronger riders in the group have to sacrifice a little of there riding prowess and weaker riders must work a bit hard to stay with the pack.  But both riders win in the end.

- The list of benefits of group riding can go on and on but I hope the reasons above help you.
 
Thank You for your support.  We hope to see you on our ride real soon!

 

NASHVILLE BIKE ROUTES & TRAILS

Below is a list of great bike paths, roads, and mountain bike trails.  Most of the road routes are south of Nashville in Franklin, Brentwood and Leipers Fork Tennessee.  The rides below vary in distance and difficulty.  Most of these road bike routes are on slower rural roads without a shoulder or bike lane.  We prefer to ride on slower speed roads with less traffic volume, than fast roads with a big shoulder.  Please be safe and use caution when riding your bike on public roads.

Bike Path Routes - No cars, just joggers and dogs to avoid Start Dist. Terrain Map/Directions
Brentwood Library, Crocket Park, Rain Tree
This is a short route on bike path (90%) with a few slower neighborhood roads.  Watch for the joggers!
Brentwood Library 10mi. Easy Bike Path Link to Map
Road Bike Routes - Great country roads with loads of scenery Start Dist. Terrain Map/Directions
Tues. Night Hills of Hell Ride
This is a short route with 6 difficult climbs that average in gradient from 12-20 percent.  Ouch!
R.B.'s Cyclery Franklin 15mi. Hilly / Very Steep Link to Map
Hillsboro, Moran, Old Natchez, Del Rio
This is a short route that is flatter with a few rolling hills. Roads get rural and scenic but very bumpy.
S. Berrys
Church
14mi. Rolly / Bumpy Link to Map
Blazer Loop
This is a short route that is flat with two moderate climbs on Blazer.
Fieldstone Farms 18mi. Moderate Climbs Link to Map
Pancake Ride Via Parker Branch
This is the Harpeth Bike Club Pancake ride that goes up the Parker Branch climb and into Leipers Fork.
Fieldstone Farms 25mi. Moderate Climbs Link to Map
Boyd, Boxley, Carl, Baliey, Old 96, Parker B.
Moderate ride through some great smaller roads south and north of Leiper's Fork.
Fieldstone Farms 32mi. Moderate Climbs Link to Map
Mountain Bike Trails - All Singletrack Start Dist. Difficulty Level Map/Directions
Percy Warner Park
Multiple singletrack trail loops off of one main trail.  All abilities.
Percy Warner Golf Course 9.5mi Intermediate
Advanced
Link to Map
Cane Ridge Park
Mellow, flowy singletrack trail that is great for beginner riders.
Cane Ridge Park 4mi Beginner Link to Map
Hamilton Creek Park
Rocky singletrack trail.  Bumpy and challenging.  Roots and ROCKS!  Great for experienced riders.
Hamilton Creek Park 11mi Intermediate
Advanced
Link to Map
Lock 4 Park
Fun flowing singletrack with a bit of everything rocks, roots, climbs, descents, etc...  All abilities.
Lock 4 Park 8.5mi Intermediate
Advanced
Link to Map
Montgomery Bell State Park
Fun flowing singletrack with a bit of everything rocks, roots, climbs, descents, etc...   All abilities.
Montgomery Bell 20mi Intermediate Link to Map



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R.B.'s Cyclery is your one stop, go fast bicycle shop.  We're committed to providing our Nashville customers the best roadtriathlon, and mountain bikes from CerveloFeltCannondale, Scott, Electra and a HUGE on-line catalog of bicycle parts, and cycling apparel from excellent manufacturers.  We are a locally owned bike shop committed to give you excellent customer service.  Visit RB's soon and let our experienced staff; talk with you about bikes, increase your comfort with a great bike fit, deliver amazing bike repair services or lead you on a fun group bicycle ride.

R.B.'s Cyclery Inc. Nashville | 99 Seaboard Lane Suite 1000 | Brentwood, TN 37027 | 615-567-6633