Monday, Sept. 2 - 8:00 A.M. - Labor Day Urban Retreat to Little Marrowbone or Bells Bend! - Centennial Park, Lot on West Side of The Parthenon - It's time to ride to the Great Northwest of Nashville, the glories of which many of our riders have missed, right here in Davidson County! As is traditional on holidays, we'll start in the city, but the ride quickly moves into some very rural and scenic territory. There are options of 40 and 52 miles. The longer riders will go all the way out to Little Marrowbone Road, a delightful, well paved, gradually downhill, 8-mile run! The shorter riders will do the nice stretch on Eatons Creek and go down to the country store for a rest stop before they enjoy shady Sulphur Creek on the way home. Both routes stop at the country store, which comes at mile 22 on the Short route and mile 34 on the Long route. While many of our HBC members travel all over the world to ride, let's not overlook the great roads in our own backyard! Here are the cue sheets:
The Parthenon to Marrowbone - 52 miles - GPS
The Parthenon to Bells Bend - 40 miles - GPS
Please note that the original route has been modified to avoid grooved pavement on Ed Temple Blvd. We have learned that on rides beginning in town, it's best for the ride leader to actually lead at the start. So we'll stick together for the first 4 or 5 miles and Larry will show us a traffic-free way to MetroCenter. Along the way all riders will tour trendy Germantown and enjoy the Cumberland River Greenway on the levee at MetroCenter! Once we cross the Bordeaux Bridge, we'll have groups at varying speeds and Larry will sweep the ride.