Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any discounts available?

Yes! We offer a few different discounts.

  • State Employee Discount
    • State employees receive 10% off your registration fees.
    • Email a photo of your state ID to receive the discount code.
  • Military Discount
    • Active and retired military receive 10% off registration fees.
    • Email a photo of your military ID to receive the discount code.
  • Club Discounts
    • Are you a part of an organized bike group? If you round up at least 8 members to participate in BRAT you will all receive 10% off your registration fees.
    • Email a list of the members’ names and emails and a discount code will be sent your way!
  • Referral Discounts
    • When you register at you will automatically be emailed a referral code to share with your friends.
    • Get 4 of your friends to register and we’ll refund you 10%!
    • Your friends will also receive 5% off their registration when using this code.

How is the transition day set up?

All 6 days ride routes will be from Paris Landing State Park.

What Does My Registration Fee Include?

Your registration includes:

  • Camping areas in beautiful Tennessee State Parks
  • Delicious breakfast and dinner each day (11 meals total for 6 day ride)
  • Hot showers
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Maps and cue sheets
  • Extra porta-potties at overnight sites
  • Rest stops every 15 – 20 miles with hydration, nutrition, porta-potties
  • Tennessee State Park Ranger support and security
  • Bike mechanic on the route and at camp
  • Access to medical team
  • Awesome BRAT t-shirt

When Should I Arrive for the BRAT?

Friday, September 8th

Riders are welcome to arrive at Paris Landing State Park on Friday, September 8th to camp the night before the ride starts on Saturday, September 9th. On Friday, registration will open at 3PM at the Lodge at Paris Landing, located at 16055 Highway 79 N. Buchanan, TN.

Join us for a BRAT Welcome Party! During registration from 3PM to 6PM, we will have an afternoon of fun.

Once you check in, we will point you in the direction of your campsite or where you can check in to your cabin or other overnight accommodations.

At 6:00PM on Friday, we still have a brief Rider Meeting to answer any questions that riders have and discuss more about what you can expect on the route. State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath will speak about the beautiful region of Tennessee that you will be cycling through for the next 6 days. 

Saturday, September 9th 

If you will be arriving on Saturday, September 9th, please arrive before 6:30AM and follow signs for registration at the Lodge at Paris Landing. Breakfast will open at 6:00AM and the ride will start at 7:00AM.

What are the registration fees?

I am signed up for the 2-day ride. How does that work?

Riders who sign up for a 2-day ride will have the choice to ride any two consecutive days between September 9-14. Riders are welcome to arrive the evening before their 2-day ride to register and set up camp and stay the evening of their final ride (3 nights total). Alternatively, riders may arrive the morning of their 2-day ride by 6:30 to register. All riders must be on the route by 8:00 AM CST. Meals included will be:

Day 1: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 2: Breakfast and Dinner


What is the daily schedule?

6:00AM-8:00AM — Breakfast

7:00AM — Ride Begins

8:00AM — Riders must be on the ride

5:00PM-8:00PM — Dinner

Please note that some days may vary slightly.

What is the Event Policy On Alcoholic Beverages?

Consumption of alcoholic beverages is allowable in accordance with the policy set forth by Tennessee State Parks. Beer, liquor, and wine by the drink are available at each park inn and catered event space. Additionally, riders over the age of 21 may enjoy beverages in designated rider camping areas.

What is the refund policy?

We do offer refunds for those canceling during our cancellation periods. A code for 100% of your race registration fee or 85% cash refund will be offered until 14 days prior to the start date of the event. No refunds will be given within 14 days before the event. Refund codes can be used to register for another Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee event and will be valid for 12 months after the event date. No exceptions can be made for illness, injury, natural disasters, family emergencies, or conflicts.