One of the first things on our minds, post halloween is our Annual Alley Cat Canned Good Race!! Cranksgiving! We've joined forces with "Second Harvest Food Bank" secondharvestmidtn.org Come out and pedal for those less fortunate. lending a hand to those in need, all while getting to pedal, What could be better?! We'd love to have you!! Come out at 12pm NOON Saturday the 19th of November!! Bring money to purchase can goods, and a…
The Overnight: Bell's Bend Edition
Photos & text by Nick Valdes
Summer is the season for implementing winter day dreams - if there is such a thing in LA. I left Nashville and friends for the mountains and sunny skies of Los Angeles one year ago today. No regrets, I love Southern California: the people, the culture, the sprawl, the mess, the haze. But that cannot cloud my memories. I also love Nashville, Tennessee and the Southeast. For no particular reason, Nashville always seems the best place to celebrate my country's independence.
My visit would be short lived, but what better way to see my old stomping ground than with the friends who introduced me to it along with new faces. The plan fell into
Nashville Dirt Championship of the World
Big bad-to-the-bone CX & Short Track Race at Ravenwood Park this Sunday 17th. We’re really pumped about this one! It’s a big opportunity for the Cyclocross Enthusiast (people who like bikes in general) to show up for the day and prove to our rad city that there’s high demand for a permanent CX Park. Both Spectator and Racer- This isn’t one to miss!!
Both the Short Track and CX course are wide open and a heck of a lot of fun.
We’re cranking out some sweet trophies again this year too!!
Last Monday, Andrew and I set out for a quick ride at Percy Warner only to find the trails closed due to some fierce winds and light rain the night before. It was a beautiful day out and not to be deterred, we set our sights toward Montgomery Bell State Park, whose trails evidently take no notice of a bit of rain. Andrew led across the road into the woods to some of the most fun…
Sometimes, riding your bike is about putting in long miles and pushing yourself to the limit and sometimes it’s about getting out in the mud, riding slow, and having fun. That’s what the last two rainy days of riding were about: good, unclean fun. As a newcomer to Nashville, every road and bike path is a unique experience. I am from south-central Indiana and there was plenty of good riding there, but to access it I had to escape the confines of the city. I’m amazed at how available good riding is within the Nashville city limits. A couple of turns away from any major road there seems to be a park with a cool pathway or