Percy Warner Mountain Bike Trails

Yes, you read that correctly, Percy Warner Park in Nashville now has mountain bike trails! On a recent trip to visit our daughter, Tab, in Franklin, we took to the trails.

To get to the trailhead, just head toward Nashville and Cheekwood Botanical Gardens. When you see the entrance for Cheekwood, rather than going in, bear to the left and go in front of the entrance to Cheekwood. Then, very soon, on your right you will see the Percy Warner Mountain Bike parking lot with a sign and maps marking the trail head.2014-09-09 11.11.49

There are 6 trails from the very chill Boulevard Trail that goes the length of the trail to the Humdiger Trail that sports some challenging features for the highly experienced rider. Continue reading

Tips for Riding Smart and Safe in a Group

Riding in a group is beneficial in many ways, here are some of the many tips we have learned at Monday night Ride Clinics with George Powell.

• Look Ahead-Focus your attention on what is in front of you, do not look at those you are talking torideClinic

• DO NOT OVERLAP your front wheel-If it hits the cyclist in front, you WILL go down. Give yourself room to maneuver, approximately 18 to 24 inches from the cyclist in front of you.

• Be Predictable-Keep your line, don’t brake or speed up suddenly

• Communicate-Clearly indicate what you plan to do by speaking and pointing, Also communicate hazards: cars, dogs, potholes, debris

• Pedal Smoothly-You will conserve your energy

If you would like to learn more, please join George Powell for Ride Clinics on Monday nights at 5:00 at the Beechcraft Museum entrance, weather permitting of course. Contact Tim Harrison president@hrbc.org if you would like to be on this mailing list.

Highland Rim Cyclists are Making Headlines

In July, the Tullahoma News published two feature articles about some of our club members: Jason and Asher Redd, Joe Capezza and Rick Orzino. Please click on the links to the Tullahoma News to enjoy these articles on-line. We are so proud of you all! We also want to thank the local paper for covering cycling in such an awesome way.

On Memorial Day weekend, Asher and his father, Jason, took part in a one-day, 100-mile bicycle ride that started in Alabama and ended in Georgia. Read more about it in The Tullahoma News…

Joe Capezza, 72, and Rick Orzino, 69, represented Franklin County last month in the state finals of the Tennessee Senior Olympics. Read more about it in The Tullahoma News…