Brentwood, TN Bike Trails

A variety of parks in area allows for bike trails of all skill levels.

By Kevin Litwin on April 29, 2011 at 3:22 am EST


It is an excellent form of exercise‚ plus it’s not as strenuous on the knees‚ hips and ankles as jogging.

Biking is continuing to gain popularity in Brentwood‚ with nearly 20 miles of biking trails now overseen by the Brentwood Parks and Recreation department. All designated trails are situated east of Interstate 65‚ with the newest one stretching from Ravenwood High School to Crockett Park.

“There are several bike pathways in place‚ measuring from one mile to about five miles‚ with the Ravenwood/Crockett Park route being the longest‚” says Dave Bunt‚ director of Brentwood Parks and Recreation.

“The trails are meant to be used only in a leisurely manner since they can also accommodate walkers‚ joggers‚ dog walkers and rollerbladers. All trails are open from sunrise to sunset.”

Designated trails throughout the city of Brentwood include a 1-mile course around Tower Park‚ a 1.2-mile route at Concord Park and a 2.8-mile path along River Park and the Wilson Pike Tunnel. There is also a Crockett Park trail that stretches 2.4 miles‚ and a 1.4-mile Indian Point Trail.

“We have six trailhead entrances with brochures at each site that detail the entire bike-trail system within the city limits‚” Bunt says.

“None of these trails are meant for speed riding‚ but they are designed for different skill levels of riders.

“For example‚ the new Ravenwood/Crockett Park circuit has some steep hills to climb‚ so it’s more for riders who are looking to do some endurance training‚” he continues.

“Every trail in our system is well-maintained and ideal for anyone who wants a good‚ safe surface to bike on.”

Bunt says it is difficult to calculate how many residents are riding bicycles these days‚ but he estimates the number to be in the several hundreds.

“It’s not only good exercise‚ but it is a healthy activity for families who are looking to bond more‚” he says.

“Plus‚ there are some beautiful sights to admire along many of our trails. In addition‚ most of these pathways feature a number of turns so that the rides never become boring.”

Bunt says there are also several bike trails along many of the roads within Brentwood‚ although those trails come under the supervision of the Brentwood Public Works Department.

“Biking is an activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages‚” he says.

“It can be an individual endeavor or in an organized group‚ and the city of Brentwood supplies many biking pathways that residents can easily access.”

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