Route Mileage Options:
Option 1: Participate in the approx. 55 miles per day route. This is a great choice for beginning cyclists or those who are looking for a less challenging route.
Option 2: Participate in the approx. 75-miles per day route. This route is meant for more experienced cyclists.
*All route markings are in the same color each day and are noted the morning of the ride. Please listen to announcements for route hickey color information.
Emergency and Non-emergency Assistance:
Signal a volunteer or Route Support Team member if you are having any problems. They have radios and/or cell phones that can get you the help you need. Remember to fill out the emergency information on the back of your rider number and wear your number at all times.
There will be traffic on the roads during the ride. All Route Support Team Members are authorized to pull any cyclist who is riding in an unsafe manner.
We offer fully stocked rest stops, or Waterin’ Holes, every 8-12 miles. Rest stops will have port-a-potties, sports drinks, water, homemade goodies, fruit, energy bars, and more! Remember, each Waterin’ Hole is competing to be named the “Best Darn Waterin’ Hole,” so make sure to stop at each one!
SAG (Support & Gear) Wagons travel along to route to trans-port you and your bike to the next rest stop or to the Finish should you need it.
Mandatory Stops and Check-Ins:
On Saturday, mandatory stops are located at the Start, the Lunch Stop at the TN Fire Academy, and at the Finish. Cyclists must check-in so we can ensure the safety of all participants.
The Gold Wing Road Riders Association patrols the route and will be at intersections to provide support. They WILL NOT stop traffic.
Our sponsoring bike shops have you covered should you run into mechanical troubles. They will be stationed at the start, rest stops, and the finish line.
Route volunteers are a responsible, committed, eager, and fun-loving bunch! Many volunteers have been driving a SAG wagon, volunteering at a rest stop, or serving as a bike me-chanic for many years. They are committed to cheering you on, keeping you safe, and making this ride one of the best sup-ported ones around.
The route will be clearly marked with road hickeys (painted markings on the road) and road signs. The Mid South Chapter will also provide each cyclist with a route map. All road hick-eys will be in fluorescent paint.