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Pedal the Park with Friends of Shelby – July 22, 2024

July 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Take a ride in the park with Friends of Shelby and Bike Fun! Twice a month, we’ll cruise around Shelby Park starting from the Shelby Bottoms Nature Center Trailhead for a casual, no-drop ride, lasting about an hour. Free, social bike ride for ages 10+. 

This ride supports new and returning bicycle riders for ages 10 and up who want to learn more about bicycle riding in a no-pressure, encouraging environment. We will learn more about

  • the hows and whys of greenway riding
  • basic bicycle maintenance
  • features of Shelby Park and Bottoms
  • the work Friends of Shelby Park does to support the park.

Depending on the number of riders, we may split up into different pace groups.

Ride schedule & details

Meet at the Nature Center Trailhead – look for the bicycle riders by the trailhead sign. No RSVP required (unless you need a bicycle – see below!) 

Meet up starting at 5pm for a bike inspection and hang out. We’ll provide a safety overview and check everyone’s tires. We will roll out at 5:30pm. 

Has it been a while since you last biked? Want to join but haven’t got your own bike? A limited number of bikes are available for us to bring – drop us a line at least 48 hours in advance so we can provide a bike that fits your needs. Bikes are FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. Call or text Bike Fun at 615-763-3788 or email 

Rides are weather pending. We will cancel rides in case of heavy rain, lightning, or extreme heat (heat index of 95 or higher). Check the event calendar for updates!

Ride requirements & requests

If you feel sick, stay home!

We ride as a group to support new and returning bicycle riders – no rider left behind. If you are a more experienced bike rider, you are welcome to come and help other riders build their riding confidence and skills!

Adhere to all greenway trail etiquette (ride on right, signal when passing, stay under 15MPH, slow down around walkers).

There is no charge for this ride, but donations to Bike Fun or Friends of Shelby are gratefully accepted.


Shelby Bottoms Nature Center
1900 Davidson Street
Nashville, TN 37206 United States
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