The Truth About First Recumbent Rally in Murfreesboro: Awesome!

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My thoughts after the inaugural Tennessee #Recumbent Rally:  I hope there’s a 2nd Annual Rally! Getting Acquainted. It was a hot 91º day in #Murfreesboro, TN for the inaugural Tennessee Recumbent Rally. Guided bike tours of the Murfreesboro #Greenway and Civil War Battlefield were scheduled at 7:30 am, 9:30 am and 11:30 am; Laura and I decided the night before to join the 9:30 AM tour. We arrived at Recumbent Bicycles of Tennessee (RBOT) about 9 AM and were promptly signed in; name tags placed in lanyards and T-shirts awaiting our arrival.   A ticket, placed behind our name tags, was to be used in a drawing for door prizes scheduled later in the day.  I politely listened to the instructions about the drawing, but a lifetime of experience reminded me that I would not be winning a prize.  I don’t win drawings. With a few minutes to kill before our tour started, I decided to stroll through the recumbent bicycle…


I Challenge You to ride this Greenway Now!: Smyrna Greenway

Sharps Spring Natural Area

With nearly 6 miles of flat to moderately sloped paved surface the Smyrna #Greenway is perfect for our needs.  The greenway has a no shortage of things to see.  The paved path winds it way around sections of Percy Priest Lake, along the river, some urban areas, around an airport, points of historical interest, and ball fields. A Midsummer’s Ride Today we have decided to enter the greenway at the Espey Trailhead.  We pull into the parking lot of the Sharps Springs Natural Area of off Jefferson Pike and easily find a parking place.   The trail is easily accessed from the parking lot which has two trail access points.  Well maintained  bathrooms are conveniently located between these access points. We feel like seasoned veterans as we unload our #recumbent trikes from my Ford Ranger.  We perform our pre-ride checklist:  hats, sunglasses, bottled water, bike tool kit, spare inner tube, snacks,  camera, glucose tablets , and cell phone.  We remind each other…


Inaugural Recumbent Rally in Murfreesboro, TN

Sign of the bike lane

  Don’t miss the inaugural Tennessee #Recumbent Rally on Saturday, August 27th!! Ya’ll Come!! I would like to give a shout-out to this event in #Murfreesboro, TN.   My wife Laura and I are attending this rally and would like to see it be a huge success!!  This show is being sponsored by Recumbent Bicycles of Tennessee.     Don’t miss out on our first Tennessee Recumbent Rally that is being sponsored by Recumbent Bicycles of Tennessee!  We are planning on making this an annual event. It will be held in the beautiful city of Murfreesboro, Tennessee! The date will be Saturday, August 27, 2016. Murfreesboro is well known for its beautiful Greenways and historical past.This event will include the following: 1. Guided bike tours of the Murfreesboro #Greenway and Civil War Battlefield site will be offered during the day at 7:30 am, 9:30 am and 11:30 am 2.  Catered meal from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm 3.  Live DJ music from 6:00…


I Challenge You to Enjoy this Awesome Greenway Now!!

Cedar City Trail - Lebanon, TN

I had not been aware that there were so many opportunities to ride in our area.  The discovery of the greenways has opened up a lot of great riding opportunity. Clueless! Until I started researching for a #recumbent trike purchase, I did not understand much about the greenways.  I mean, I was cognizant of the fact that there were these areas referred to as greenways.  Most of what I had heard about the greenways had been negative comments on local radio talk shows.   The usual diatribe about how they cost money, it’s a conspiracy,  and they are ruining people’s lives. Once I had settled on a recumbent and found a local bike shop I really “discovered” the greenways.  The purveyor of trikes, Dennis, had a wealth of information on riding opportunities in our area.  It turns out that he had been utilizing the greenways for some time.  He provided my wife and me with stories, maps, links, and the uniquely…