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.
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.
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 does a Monday night fast ride and a Wednesday night friendly (slow) ride; generally posted on the Nashville Slow Ride Meetup linked above.
Major Momentum – “We have a good mix of advanced, intermediate & beginning riders with an age range between 21 & 63. We have a very diverse group and we depend on each other to make the other better. We strongly believe in the statement, “NO ONE WILL BE LEFT BEHIND!”
Music City Cycling – Great listing of events and rides from these folks.
Nashville Bike Party – Third Friday of every month. First ride was in August, 2014.
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.
Alliance for Biking and Walking – “Our Mission is to create, strengthen, and unite state and local bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations throughout North America.”
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.”
Bike Rentals and Shops in Nashville and Nearby
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.
Eastside Cycles – in East Nashville at Five Points. Full service bike shop.
Nashville BCycle – Rent a bike and cruise around town. 263 bikes at 31 stations (spring 2016 numbers) await you.
Gran Fondo – in West Nashville. Higher-end retailed of drop-bar road bikes. All bike sales include a custom fitting.
Green Fleet Bikes – over in the Buena Vista area of town. Full service bike shop, visit them in their new expanded digs! Bike tours of Nashville are also offered.
MOAB Bike Shop – in Franklin, Cookeville, and Murfreesboro. Full service bike shop, also sells used bikes.
Nashville Green Bikes – free single speed cruiser rentals to explore Nashville greenways and bikeways.
Ride615 – in Hermitage. Full service bike shop and retailer of gear.
Red Kite Bicycle Studio – in the Belmont area of Nashville. Full service bike shop.
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.