Frequently Asked Questions

Rider FAQ

What is the parking situation?

There will be ample free parking available at Epworth United Methodist Church for both cyclists and guests.

What kind of rider support will there be at Epworth United Methodist Church?

We will have limited bike support available at Epworth UMC, but will have extra tubes and help for minor issues.  Please be sure to have a tune up before the ride!

What about the rest stops?

Rest stops will be provided every 5-10 miles with everything you will need from water to snacks and everything in between!

What if I can’t finish?

No worries there!  We will have SAG drivers to pick you up and take you to the finish line in case you need it.

Where can I rent a bike for the ride?

There are several area shops that offer bike rentals, including Shelby Ave Bicycle Co. in east Nashville. If you need help with this, please call Kelsey at 615.760.4022

What if my bike needs a tune up?

Your local bike shop can easily provide this to you prior to the ride. We will have limited bike support, so please be sure to do this before ride weekend. If you need help finding a bike shop, please call Kelsey at 615.760.4022.

Guest FAQ

Are spectators allowed?

Yes!  Spectators are allowed – and encouraged - at the start/finish line at Epworth UMC. There will also be music, games, and activities for kids to help pass the time.

Can guests cheer along the route or just at the start and finish line?

Guests are encouraged to stay in the start and finish area to ensure the safety of our riders. There will be volunteers cheering cyclists along at rest stops throughout the ride. 

Will there be food or activities at Epworth United Methodist Church during the ride?

There will be tickets for lunch available for purchase for guests, as well as plenty of free kids activities available!

Fundraising FAQ

Can I donate to myself?

Yes you can! In fact, it is a great way to get started towards your goal if you wish.

What if someone wants to donate with a check instead of online?

Your friends and family can mail a check to us and just write in the memo which rider or team they are supporting. They can also contact our development office about other ways to give if they do not want to donate online. Our mailing address is TennSpeed, Martha O’Bryan Center, 711 South 7th Street, Nashville TN 37206, and our phone number is (615) 254-1791.

Is my registration fee part of my fundraising commitment?

It is not. The registration fee helps us cover the costs of the website and some of the event costs as well, so that all proceeds can go directly to our educational pathways.

How am I going to raise this money?

We are here to help!  Our staff has a packet of ideas and tips for getting to your fundraising goal, and we are here to help you find fun ways to get there!

What if my company wants to get involved?  Can my company match my donation?

We would love to talk to you about how to get your employer and co-workers involved. Call Kelsey at 615.760.4022.