It was an amazing afternoon on Tuesday as close to 300 people attended the I Am The Engine free group ride event. This event celebrates the successes of the 3 foot rule and the new Tennessee license plate in bringing cycling to the attention of everyone in Tennessee. The day was made even better with a special announcement by TDOT Commissioner John Schroer who informed cycling enthusiasts of their opportunity to be first on the new stretch of SR 840 before it opens to motorized traffic.
Whole Fuel & Local Pour
Three rides were held and everyone had a fabulous and safe ride as Nissan sponsored pace vehicles and local law enforcement cleared a path for the riders until they reached the designated bike lanes. Upon return the festivities continued with great local food and water provided by Whole Foods. For those of legal age the opportunity to taste craft beer donated by Fat Bottom Brewery, Turtle Anarchy, Black Abbey, Yazoo and Blackstone was waiting after the long ride.
The best part of the event was the first time cyclists how had never participated in a group ride. They enjoyed a 3.8 mile trek where whole families rode together and enjoyed the afternoon. Harpeth Bicycles was on hand to help make sure all the bikes were in good working order and provide expert advice for those interested in making this a full time hobby.
Keep your eyes on the IATE website for news about the September 13th Fondo on SR 840. Be one of the thousands that join the Governor for this historic event.