Fall Tour: September 14th-21st, 2013
Welcome to the 24th annual Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee (BRAT 2012).
Our Fall Tour is the original BRAT – a seven-day excursion through a different part of Tennessee each year. Your registration includes beautiful campsites, plentiful food, hot showers, live entertainment and a fully supported route.
Miles: 380-450 miles, depending on options
Host State Parks: Meeman Shelby, Fort Pillow, Big Cypress Tree, Natchez Trace, and Chickasaw State Parks.
Description: The 2013 route shows off the incredible diversity of Western Tennessee. Surrounded by the Tennessee and Mississippi Rivers, West Tennessee offers you a jaunt into soulful music, historical drama and natural wonders. The terrain in West Tennessee is flatter than the eastern parts of the state. Areas right along the Mississippi River are located within the alluvial floodplain. However, much of the western counties of the region are protected from flooding by the Chickasaw Bluffs, ridges of loess rising 50-200 feet above the floodplain. Although the land is lower and flatter than Middle and East Tennessee, some hilly terrain exists, especially along the bluffs bordering the Mississippi River and the land bordering the Tennessee River (known as the West Tennessee Highlands).
Daily mileage ranges from 50-85 miles on average.
Costs: 7 day ride – $400