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Since we rely heavily upon host churches and live together as a community during our rides, all participants in 2022 must either be vaccinated for COVID-19 or undergo regular COVID-19 testing during the event.

Natchez Trace (Full)

October 7 – 15, 2022

A great route for both experienced and new cyclists…

Why the Trace is a great place to ride:

  • 350+ miles of smooth roads
  • light motorized traffic
  • beautiful scenery
  • abundant bike signage
  • wonderfully hospitable hosts

What you won’t see on the Trace:

  • semi trucks
  • stop signs
  • traffic lights
  • billboards
  • utility poles

The Perfect Fall Ride

The Natchez Trace ride has grown to be a fan favorite Bike Adventure. It has all the components of a perfect Fuller Center ride…great routes, great church hosts, and great build days!

Schedule

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5:00 – 9:00 PM: Riders arrive at church host in Nashville

If you would like to drive to Nashville and leave a car at our church host, you are welcome to do so. The Bike Adventure arranges transportation from Natchez back to Nashville on the Sunday departure day, and your Trip Leader will be in touch with how you can reserve a spot on that shuttle.

For folks taking other forms of transportation to the ride’s start, the ride’s support vehicle will be shuttling people from transportation hubs to the church in Nashville on Friday night. 

Dinner is not provided this evening, but there are plenty of local restaurants to choose from!

9:00 PM: A brief introduction with the group all together for the first time

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

7:00 AM – Breakfast

8:00 – 11:30 AM – Orientation

12:00 PM – Circle-up and Ride #1

Afternoon – Showers, snacks, and free time

unloading

Shady Grove is always an amazing host! These folks take us in like family, and are always excited to welcome us in and be a part of our journey and mission of affordable housing. 

Dinner – Provided by Shady Grove United Methodist Church

RIDE DAY 2 – TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

8:00 AM – Breakfast provided by Shady Grove United Methodist

9:00 AM – Church service

 10:30 AM – Circle-up and ride

Afternoon -Showers at the Welcome Center and Fire Department

Dinner – Provided by the Collinwood United Methodist Church

RIDE DAY 3 – TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

7:30 AM: Circle-up and Ride

Afternoon: Showers at local high school and free time

Dinner: Cooked by Dinner Team

RIDE DAY 4 – TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

7:30 AM: Circle-up and Ride

Lunch: Upon arrival, provided by church

Afternoon: Showers in the church and free time

Dinner: Provided by the Parkway Baptist Church

HOUSTON BUILD DAY – TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

7:00 AM: Breakfast provided by Parkway Baptist Church

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Build Day with the Houston Fuller Center for Housing (lunch provided by the Parkway Baptist Church)

After working – Showers and free time in the church

Dinner – Community BBQ meal provided by Parkway Baptist

Evening Service – We get to participate in Parkway Baptist’s evening service, and will do a presentation about the work of the Fuller Center Bike Adventure. The Pastor at this church is also the Director of the Fuller Center Covenant Partner that we are building with.

RIDE DAY 5 – TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

7:30 AM: Circle-up and Ride

Afternoon – Showers and free time in the church

This church is in downtown Kosciusko, and we are walking distance from the main square.

Dinner – Provided by the First United Methodist Church

RIDE DAY 6 – TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Breakfast – Provided by the Church

7:30 AM: Circle-up and Ride

Afternoon and evening – Showers, free time and perhaps some early goodbye’s! 

 

 

DEPARTURE DAY

The Bike Adventure arranges transportation from Natchez back to Nashville on the Saturday departure day of the ride. Many folks choose to drive to the start, leaving their cars at our Nashville church for the week. If this is how you choose to get to and from the ride, we will bring you back to your car on Saturday. 

After we load the bikes on Saturday morning, we are currently estimating the following schedule for the day. We recommend that those flying book departure flights from Jackson, MS if possible to reduce the chances that any complications during the long drive will cause interruptions in their travel plans, but we also are able to drop off in Nashville. 

Many years we have also been able to arrange a church stay in Nashville on Saturday night at the end of the ride.  Contact [email protected] if you’d like to discuss this possibility.

Estimated Schedule:

6:00am – Begin loading bikes, have breakfast, and clean church

8:30am – Depart

9:00am – Jackson, MS airport arrival (book flights for 11am or later)

5:00pm – Nashville arrival (book flights for 7:00pm or later)

You can also consider carpooling with another rider(s), which you can coordinate through our riders Facebook group. Feel free to email any additional questions to [email protected]

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