BSA Troop 328

Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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Natchez Trace Bike Outing

On the weekend of May 20-21 our troop went bicycling on the upper portion of the Natchez Trace Parkway. We met at Kern UMC at 7:00AM on Saturday morning to load personal gear and load the bicycles onto the ATV trailer before we hit the road. We drove to the access point near Pasquo (milepost 440) and after we rounded everyone up and fixed a blownout tire, we headed out from there. We had a very pleseant 25 mile ride to the picnic area off Hwy 7 where we had a nice lunch. As lunch was wrapping up, we could hear thunder but the storms appeared to be to our norht and we were heading south. Most of the group decided to take the vehicles the rest of the way to the campground and the rest set out to finish the remainder of the planned route. They were on the road for about 15 minute when they ran into another storm with lightning so they had to take cover by the road and be picked up by the vehicles. Everyone made it safely to the campground and the reast of the trip was fun and uneventful. We get back to the church around 1:30PM on Sudnay afternoon.

Packing List

Check out David Laffoon's tracking of our ride (include's elevation profile).

Here we are at the starting point getting ready to hit the road on our bikes.
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On the Natchez Trace Parkway.
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Stopped for lunch.
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