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Plateau to Percy Bike Tour

October 01 - October 04 2020
Dunlap, TN, USA

Where: Dunlap, TN to Nashville, TN. We’ll ride through the northern part of the Sequatchie Valley, then head west towards Percy Priest Lake in Nashville. You’ll get to enjoy some of Tennessee’s most scenic bicycle routes. We’ll be riding along quiet, rural roads and enjoying the rolling hills - and some larger climbs :) - throughout East and Middle Tennessee. You’ll get to explore small, TN towns, as well as cycle past lakes, rivers and farmlands. Ride with us to see what makes Tennessee such a beautiful state! 

Why: This ride is a fundraiser for Walk Bike Nashville. The ride will be the main financial support for our Families for Safe Streets program, a support and advocacy group for those that are victims of traffic violence. 

Bike Tour Highlights:

- Stay at some of TN’s beautiful state parks, including Fall Creek Falls, Cumberland Mountain, and Edgar Evins. You’ll have time to explore each park upon arrival. Hike, soak in the scenery, or sit by the beautiful lakes and rivers within each park.

- Spend two days biking through the Sequatchie Valley. The Sequatchie Valley is known for its charming towns, rolling hills in the valley, and stunning views from the plateaus. The Sequatchie Valley is part of the Cumberland Plateau region of the Appalachian Mountains and is a coveted bike rider’s destination.

View multiple lakes and rivers along the way, including the Sequatchie River, Center Hill Lake, and Percy Priest Lake. If you’re bold enough to endure the chilly water, bring a bathing suit and take a dip along the way!


- We’ll be staying at Fall Creek Falls, Cumberland Mountain and Edgar Evins State Parks
- Tent or Cabin option for sleeping
- We’ll prepare all dinner meals at the cabins
- Tent sites will have 2 tents/site
- Access to public restrooms and showers
- Fire pit and grill
- Cabins range in 1 - 3 bedrooms, depending on which park
- Most have double beds
- Indoor restrooms (1 - 2, depending on which park)
- Heating and cooling
- All linens provided
- Kitchen supplies and utensils provided

Packing List:

You can view our packing list here.


We will be monitoring the COVID-19 updates, developments and CDC guidelines as the trip approaches. We will do all that we can to keep everyone safe during the bike tour. A few of our protocols so far are that we will:

- Strongly recommended COVID testing for all participants within a week of the ride start date
- Fill vans to half capacity when transporting participants to Dunlap, require everyone to wear a mask and roll down the windows to increase airflow
- We will have single-use utensils to prevent the spread of germs
- Require all those preparing food and/or distributing snacks to wear gloves
- Supply an abundance of hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies
- Wipe down water jugs and other items that are frequently touched by participants
- Monitor riders each day for any COVID-19 symptoms; if symptoms do appear, that person will have to leave the bike tour immediately 

Tour Summary: 41, 52, 71, 62 miles
Entry Limit: $100
Time Zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Start Times / Itinerary

We will meet early on October 1st at our final ride destination, Percy Priest Lake, and drive (participants, bikes and luggage) to our ride start location, Dunlap TN. Walk Bike Nashville will provide van transportation for all participants; however, you do have the option to get yourself (your bike and your luggage) to Dunlap, TN if you prefer.  

Day 1: 40.8 miles; Dunlap, TN to Fall Creek Falls State Park

Day 2: 51.9 miles; Fall Creek Falls State Park to Cumberland Mountain State Park

Day 3: 71.1 miles; Cumberland Mountain State Park to Edgar Evins State Park

Day 4: 62.0 miles; Edgar Evins State Park to Percy Priest Lake


To secure a spot on the bike tour, all participants must submit a $100 deposit to Walk Bike Nashville. We encourage you to fundraise the amount needed for the bike tour; however, if you prefer to pay the amount in full, you can write a check directly to Walk Bike Nashville for your ride participation amount. You will indicate on your registration form how you will be supplying the funds for the bike tour. If you choose to fundraise, you will be given a participant-specific fundraising page through our website. 

Fundraising Amounts:

$1,000 for a tent site

$1,100 for a cabin pair (you will have your own bed, but share a room in a cabin with another participant)

$1,200 cabin solo (you will have your own room within a cabin) 

What's Included?

Included in fundraising amount:

Sleeping accommodations

Ride arrangements to get you, your luggage and your bike to the starting location in Dunlap, TN

Prepared meals at each State Park:

Day 1 lunch and dinner

Day 2 breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3 breakfast lunch and dinner

Day 4 breakfast and lunch

Snacks, water and gatorade for each ride day

Van and bike guide support for each ride day

WBN will carry your belongings to each new ride destination

Event t-shirt 

Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Support for Participants
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Roving Mechanical Support
Downloadable GPS files
Post Ride Shower
Feed / Aid Stations
Pre Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
Start Address: Harris Park, Walnut Street, Dunlap, TN 37327
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Oct 01 2020 - EVENT: Plateau to Percy Bike Tour