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 Heather.Spiva@tn.gov a photo of your state ID to receive the discount code.
  • Military Discount
    • Active and retired military receive 10% off registration fees.
    • Email Heather.Spiva@tn.gov 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 Heather.Spiva@tn.gov a list of the members’ names and emails and a discount code will be sent your way!
  • Referral Discounts
    • When you register at www.bikereg.com/bicycle-ride-across-tennessee 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?

If you are signed up for the 6-day tour, we will be staying at Fall Creek Falls State Park checking in on Friday, September 13th and checking out the morning of Tuesday, September 17. After breakfast, everyone will travel in their respective vehicles to Cumberland Mountain State Park. A ride will be offered on Tuesday, leaving from Cumberland Mountain State Park.

If you are signed up for the 3-day ride starting on Tuesday, September 17 at Cumberland Mountain State Park, you will have the opportunity to arrive to the park the night before. Please note dinner will not be served that evening, Monday, September 16th. Meals will start with breakfast on Tuesday, September 17th.

If you are signed up for a 2-day or 1-day ride, you will go to the respected park for the day(s) you have chosen. Below you will see where we will leaving from each day.

 

Saturday: Fall Creek Falls State Park

Sunday: Fall Creek Falls State Park

Monday: Fall Creek Falls State Park

Tuesday: Cumberland Mountain State Park (6 day riders will drive from FCF to CMSP after breakfast)

Wednesday: Cumberland Mountain State Park

Thursday: Cumberland Mountain 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 13th

Riders are welcome to arrive at Fall Creek Falls on Friday, September 13th to camp the night before the ride starts on Saturday, September 14th. On Friday, registration will open at 3PM at the Lodge at Fall Creek Falls, located at 2536 Lakeside Drive, Spencer, TN 38585.

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 6:00 PM 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. 

Saturday, September 14th 

If you will be arriving on Saturday, September 14th, please arrive before 6:30 AM and follow the signs for registration at the Lodge at Fall Creek Falls. Breakfast will open at 6:00 AM and the ride will start at 7:00 AM.

 

If you are arriving after Friday or Saturday, please see the notes below.

 

Sunday: Lodge Fall Creek Falls 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Monday: Lodge Fall Creek Falls 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM and Cumberland Mountain State Park Restaurant 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM***

Tuesday: Cumberland Mountain State Park Restaurant 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Wednesday: Cumberland Mountain State Park Restaurant 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Thursday: Cumberland Mountain State Park Restaurant 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM

 

***Please see “How is transition day setup?” if you are a 3 day rider( Sept 17-19) or a 6 day rider.

What are the registration fees?

2024 BRAT Feb 1 – March 31  April 1 – June 30  Jul 1 – Sept 1
6 day riders $  700.00  $          800.00  $             900.00
3 day riders $  350.00  $          400.00  $             450.00
2 day riders $  240.00  $          270.00  $             300.00
1 day riders $  120.00  $          135.00  $             150.00
6 day non-rider $  500.00  $          550.00  $             600.00

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 14-19. 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.

How is the route marked?

In most instances, the turn signals are painted on the pavement close to the right shoulder of the road. The route markings in some areas may be placed on signs located on the right shoulder of the road when it is not permissible to paint the symbols on the pavement. They will be marked as follows:

The route will be marked on the road in the following manner:

  1. The first route marker will be 100 feet prior to the turn.
  2. The next route marker will be 20 feet prior to the turn.
  3. The third route marker will be 10 feet after the turn.
  4. Some turns, like those on downgrades, will have three (3) markers before the turn. The spacing will be 150 feet, 100 feet, and 20 feet prior to the turn.
  5. When there is a long stretch of road that does not have any marked turns, there will be a straight-ahead marker every five (5) miles to confirm you are traveling in the right direction.
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