Just getting started in your bicycle journey in Nashville or wanting to connect with experienced riders? Check out the links below.
You want to get out and ride in Nashville? Can’t wait for a full moon? Try these folks.
Bikeaholics – Facebook group for random and planned rides, originating in East Nashville. Not super active.
Domestiques Cycling Club – “The Domestiques Cycling Club is focused on promoting road cycling to cyclists of all experience levels throughout Nashville & Middle TN.”
East Nasty Cycling Club – Group that emerged from the East Nasty running club; Facebook group looks like it features mostly pointers to other rides but may be a good place to hook up with competitive/long distance riders. Not super active.
Music City Dope Pedalers – Weekly group ride, all pace levels encouraged. Year-round, check page for weather-related updates.
Nashville Slow Ride – short and long rides posted for anyone and everyone. No hill too small to walk up. Good for experienced riders or people who are just starting out. Participate in a scheduled ride or suggest your own.
Green Fleet Bikes – Green Fleet hosts a Wednesday night friendly (slow) ride; generally posted on the Nashville Slow Ride Meetup linked above. Active April(ish) through September.
R. B.’s Cyclery – Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, with a special “Hills from Hell” ride featured.
Advocacy Groups/Gettin’ Things Done
These are people and organisations trying to create a better bike riding culture in Music City and beyond.
Bike Walk Tennessee – Tennessee statewide bicycling and pedestrian advocacy organization.
Walk Bike Nashville – member-supported advocacy group focusing on pedestrian and cycling issues in Nashville and Middle Tennessee.
Tennessee Women’s Cycling Project – “Tennessee Women’s Cycling Project (TWCP) promotes bicycling as a sport, strives to improve cycling safety, and encourages cycling as a means of transportation, recreation, and fitness both among its members and within the community.”
Equiticity – “Equiticity is a racial equity movement. We move through time and space, programming and advocating for racial equity, increased mobility and racial justice to make lives better for Black, Brown and Indigenous people of color across the United States.” Based in Chicago.
Non-Canonical List of Bike Rentals and Shops in Nashville and Nearby
Bike the Greenway – independently-owned bicycle rental, typically located inside Shelby Park in East Nashville. See website for location announcements & any change of rental schedule.
Cumberland Transit – Located near Vanderbilt on West End. Full service bike shop and retailer of gear. Coffee shop next door means you can caffeinate whilst you wait! Also hosts free classes on bike maintenance, road riding, and more.
Green Fleet Bikes – over in the Buena Vista area of town. Full service bike shop, bike rentals, bike & bike accessories sales. Bike tours of Nashville are also offered.
Nashville BCycle – bike share with e-assist bicycles, located primarily in & around downtown Nashville. Docking kiosk locations can be found on their website. Daily, monthly, & annual passes are available.
Ride615 – in Hermitage & Sylvan Park. Full service bike shop and retailer of gear.
REI Brentwood – Full service bike shop and retailer of bikes, gear, and other outdoor equipment. Also hosts free classes on bike maintenance, road riding, and more.
Trace Bikes – out off Highway 100. Full service bike shop and custom bike fitting.