We’ll begin our adventure with an optional Build Day and mandatory arrival on Friday evening in Nashville. Saturday morning we will have a brief Orientation, then embark on our journey towards Natchez, riding the 37 miles to Duck River, TN. We’ll roll into our final destination one week later, meeting the Mississippi River in Natchez, MS.
The Natchez Trace is a great route for both experienced and new cyclists…
- The entire parkway is a designated bike route, very well marked with many signs.
- The maximum speed limit for cars is 50 mph, commercial traffic is not allowed, and motorized traffic in general is very light.
- There are NO stop lights or stop signs!
- The scenery is amazing and you will not see any utility poles, billboards, and large buildings … just beautiful forests, creeks, and vistas.
- This time of year spring is bursting forth with entire fields of flowers: yellows, whites, blues and reds.
About Tougaloo College
The visit to Tougaloo College has become one of the highlights of this event. The Fuller Center’s founder, Millard Fuller, was a self-made millionaire who gave away his wealth and sought a new direction in life in the early 1960’s.
On his journey — before he ever dreamed of building homes — he served as a fundraiser for the historically African-American Tougaloo College and created a scholarship. Fifty years later, we are privileged to count Tougaloo among our friends and are continuously amazed at the love and warm welcome they give us upon our arrival.
Overall, we’ll have six biking days, with an average of 67 miles a day. Take a look at the schedule below to learn more about the daily mileage.
Preparing for your ride
- Take a look at the Tools for Riders page and Frequently Asked Questions page for tips on how to prepare and to learn more about what daily life on the ride is like!
- Print and complete the required waiver.
- Check out the Packing List. Note that jerseys and t-shirts will be provided at the start of the ride!
- Tell your friends and family to follow the ride online! Share these links to our Facebook and blog:
Arrival in Nashville:
Arrive no later than at 9:00pm on Friday, April 6th. If you need to arrive outside of that time frame please contact Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
- Riders may arrive at church in the evening, details TBD
- Optional Build Day
- Dinner will be on your own–you can either plan to eat before you arrive, or we will help arrange transportation to local restaurants for those who need it!
- By 9:00pm: All riders arrive!
- 9:00pm: We will have an optional showing of the documentary film called Briars in the Cotton Patch
Sunday: Attend church in Duck River, then set course for our next Build Day in Houston, MS!
Shipping your bike:
If you need to ship your bike please let Connor know (email@example.com). Have it shipped to our office at the following address, with arrival no later than April 2nd! For tips on packing and shipping check here: Ways to Ship Your Bike.
The Fuller Center for Housing
Attn: Bike Adventure
701 S Martin Luther King Blvd
Americus, GA 31719
Departure from Natchez:
We will leave Natchez early in the morning on Sunday, April 15th and plan to arrive back in Nashville by 4:00pm.
If you have any questions never hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org … and don’t forget to check out our 2018 Summer Adventures!