Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Tour DaVita Bicycle Race Winds Through Lewisburg

Tour DaVita 2016 is September 24th-28th in Tennessee. Each September, about 500 DaVita teammates, physicians, patients, family members and Friends of DaVita pedal their way across 200 or so miles in a different part of the country every year, in a three-day cycling adventure. It’s our way of helping bring quality healthcare to those in need, while promoting a healthy lifestyle and having fun!
The 10th Annual Tour DaVita will benefit Bridge of Life, which improves access to primary care and dialysis treatment in underserved communities around the world while also focusing on prevention of kidney disease through early-detection testing and education.

We’re celebrating TEN YEARS in the Tour DaVita saddle with an extraordinary journey through the state of Tennessee. This state has the Smoky Mountains to the east, Elvis’ Graceland to the west, and the heart of country music in the center. The Tour will include at least one visit to a DaVita dialysis center where we’ll chat with patients, high-five our teammates, and be reminded of the reason we ride – to raise awareness and funds to help people around the world.

Rock Creek Park:  Located in the center of Lewisburg, a beautiful small town nestled in the hills of Southern Middle Tennessee, the park provides a fun and charming setting to kick off this year’s Tour.

Rolling hills and fertile valleys dot the land of Middle Tennessee. It’s home to Music City and it’s rich in heritage, culture, and history. We will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Tour with two charming overnight locations, beautiful biking routes, and great company. This year’s Tour is sure to provide us the Ride of a Lifetime!

Sunday, September 25th:

Sunday's ride will take us through the rolling hills and fertile stream valleys of Southern Middle Tennessee as we cover 62 miles on a loop ride from our first campground, Rock Creek Park, to the south (View on MapMyRide).

Monday, September 26th:

Monday’s ride zig-zags its way north as it takes us through the heart of Middle Tennessee, offering lightly traveled roads and stunning scenery. We have two options today as we travel from Lewisburg to Franklin: a 68 mile (metric century) option (View on MapMyRide) and a 100 mile (century) option (View on MapMyRide).

Tuesday, September 27th:

Tuesday’s ride is a lollipop ride from Franklin to the west, taking us through Leipers Fork, a historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Our route will take us along the old Natchez Trace, an important trading route for Native Americans and early European-American settlers. We will finish the Tour with a beautiful 67 mile ride