Frequently Asked Questions

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.

What Do I Need to Bring?

With the new 2 basecamp model, you can pack as much as you want! You will always have access to your vehicle, so bring as many bags as you would like.

Are you struggling with what to pack? We’ve put together a packing list to help you decide what to bring: CLICK HERE FOR PACKING LIST TIPS.

We do still encourage you to pack in waterproof bags and plan for all possible weather conditions. Additionally, it is helpful to have name tags on bags and gear. This help us get items returned to their owners, in case they are lost.

Can Non-Riders Participate?

Yes! Non-riders are welcome to enjoy the festivities! Registration options for non-riders include food, enertainment and a great BRAT t-shirt! You can get more info at  www.imathlete.com.

I Can’t Stay the Entire Week. Can I Just Ride Part?

Choose to join us for the full 6 day ride, the first 3 days, the last 3 days, the weekend or a single day! We want you to join in on the fun as long as possible, but we understand that might just be for a couple days. Check out our multiple registration options to see what will best fit your schedule and riding style!

 

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I Don’t Want to Camp Overnight. Can I Make Other Arrangements?

Yes! If you’d like to stay in a cabin or inn, you can contact each stop to make a reservation. When you call mention that you are with the Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee and they will assist you in waiving the 2 night stay requirement. Booking information can be found by following this link.

What are my options for getting from one park to the next if I do not ride one day?

If you’d like to work in a rest day, we’ll be offering a shuttle service between stops.  Fare for each leg is $25 and reservations can be made here: https://thebrat.org/shuttle-service/

 

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