July 21, 2021 Nashville, TN. – RSAA, or better known as Rockstar All Access announced today it has secured dates for its second annual Tour the Trace cycling event. The 444 mile, 4 day stage event starts in Nashville, TN on November 19 and head south along the Natchez Trace Parkway to finish up in Natchez, MS on November 22. The Tour will overnight in Nashville, Tupelo, Kosciusko, Ridgeland and Natchez, MS.
Tour Director – Thomas Walls commented, “As a long time athlete, I have trained for every one of my 8 IRONMAN events on the parkway. I have always dreamed of creating a time trial event that covers all 444 miles. My dream came true last year even as Covid threatened to derail our plans. We saw 23 amazing athletes from all over the world come together to tackle the challenge. The parkway is a dedicated bike highway with no stop signs or traffic lights offering the perfect course for a time trial cycling event. We look forward to a long term relationship with the National Park Service to help bring awareness to both the historic parkway and cycling safety”.
The Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444-mile recreational road and scenic drive through three states. It roughly follows the “Old Natchez Trace” a historic travel corridor used by American Indians, “Kaintucks,” European settlers, slave traders, soldiers, and future presidents. Today, people can enjoy not only a scenic drive but also hiking, biking, horseback riding, and camping along the parkway.
The 2021 event is limited to 50 cyclist as permitted by the National Park Service and is expected to sell out in year two. Athletes are required to follow USA Cycling rules and maintain a minimum of 17 MPH to meet course cut-off times.
About RSAA, Inc.
RSAA, known for its organization of worldwide concert tours has expanded its expertise in the development of sporting events. Current events organized by RSAA include the Southern Firecracker Triathlon a 70.3 distance event held in late June at Grenada Lake, MS, and the Highway 61 Challenge, a 500-mile bike ride which starts in Memphis, TN and finishes in New Orleans in late March.