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BOHAN Advertising and Joe Weaver Back At it Again

Posted by Tour De Natchez Trace on 04/27/2017
BOHAN Advertising and Joe Weaver Back At it Again
Thanks to BOHAN Advertising, Elizabeth Papel, and creative genius, Joe Weaver for coming up with another great poster creation for the Tour De Natchez Trace.  The posters have become collectibles since 2014 and everyone always looks forward to receiving the next one.  This year's poster includes a  photo of some of the 2016 riders in an incredible vintage design.  Have to also thank Miles Dickinson, from Marshall & Bruce Printing, for the complimentary printing on the amazing poster canvas.  These individuals go above and beyond to give back to the community by supporting the Tour De Natchez Trace that raises funds to help and heal Veterans. THANK YOU!

Aegis Sciences Foundation and TJ Martell Partner to Raise Funds for Veterans and Fight Cancer

Posted by Amy Wilhite on 05/02/2016
Aegis Sciences Foundation and TJ Martell Partner to Raise Funds for Veterans and Fight Cancer
TJ Martell Foundation  rider Johnny Burrell kicks off his 3,150 mile ride with the #Epic444 in the Tour De Natchez Trace to raise funds for both veterans and cancer research.  Over 21 days in May and June, Johnny plans to ride over 3,000 miles on Nashville's streets and greenways to raise awareness and funds to combat cancer in partnership with the TJ Martell Foundation.  Hearing about the Tour De Natchez Trace, Johnny thought it would be the perfect way to kick off his event.  Not only is he able to raise funds for cancer research, but the TDNT also allows him to raise funds for veterans as well as ride along side of them. "To ride that far, is going to be fun in a weird, crazy, are-you-insane? kind of way," he says.  "I love riding and giving back." Burrell, 58, a CranioSacral therapist in Nashville, has helped thousands of people overcome crippling emotional, physical and spiritual c ...

NEW TOUR DE NATCHEZ TRACE LOGO

Posted by Tour De Natchez Trace Event Team on 05/02/2016
NEW TOUR DE NATCHEZ TRACE LOGO
Joe Weaver, Senior Art Director with Bohan Advertising, created the new EPIC logo to capture the essence of the Tour De Natchez Trace.  You only have to look at it once to notice the Natchez Trace Parkway bridge, bright colors, and text that makes you want to experience the ride.  Thank you Joe for your creative thought, time, and talent that goes behind all of your work for the Tour De Natchez Trace!

GET YOUR HAT BEFORE IT'S GONE

Posted by Tour De Natchez Trace Event Team on 05/02/2016
GET YOUR HAT BEFORE IT'S GONE
Check out our new Tour De Natchez Trace 6 panel, unstructured hat.  We have a very limited amount so get them while you can.  If interested in purchasing for $20, contact Amy Wilhite. (Click on the picture to get full view of the hat.)

TOUR DE NATCHEZ TRACE TRUCKER HAT

Posted by Tour De Natchez Trace Event Team on 05/02/2016
TOUR DE NATCHEZ TRACE TRUCKER HAT
Limited number in this style hat.  To order for $20.00, email Amy Wilhite. (click on the picture to get the full view of the hat)

When Does Tour de Natchez Trace Start in 2016?

Posted by Tour de Natchez Trace Event Team on 06/02/2015
When Does Tour de Natchez Trace Start in 2016?
Registration on the web site for the #TourNatchez2016 will open June 19th and we are very excited to see so many riders from this year’s event already express their commitment to return.  The dates currently set for the Tour de Natchez Trace 2016 begins on Tuesday morning, May 31 and concludes on June 4th.  The countdown clock on our home page lets you know how long it is before the next #Epic444 begins.   There are a limited number of slots for this concierge ride.   Keep up with your training, follow our blog and sign up for e-mail updates to stay informed and ready for this once in a lifetime event.   Register as early as you'd like for #TourNatchez2016 >

Extremely Rare: Limited Edition, Handmade Tour Posters & How To Get Yours

Posted by Tour de Natchez Trace Event Team on 05/22/2015
Extremely Rare: Limited Edition, Handmade Tour Posters & How To Get Yours
Joe Weaver is one of those throw-back, garage printers with dirty, ink-stained hands and art treasures stored where cars ought to be. What does Joe have to do with the Tour de Natchez Trace 444 mile event? When Amy Wilhite, Aegis Sciences Foundation Executive Director, went looking for something unique that could capture and communicate the spirit, challenge, and culture of the event, the trail led to Joe.  … And a poster.  But not just any poster. Joe Weaver, Senior Art Director with Bohan Agency, is a virtuoso of the centuries old process of screen printing. He spreads his inks and presses by hand—a seemingly gritty process that produces the most graceful of creations. For the participants, including the wounded warriors and their supporters, of the Tour de Natchez Trace, Joe’s creation couldn’t be more fitting as a way to encapsulate the enormous dedication and effort required t ...

How I Stayed Hydrated & Survived the 2014 Tour de Natchez Trace

Posted by Exercise Physiologist, Bob Murray on 05/20/2015
The 2014 Tour de Natchez Trace was a great experience for a great cause as well as a great reminder of what the human body is capable of accomplishing with training and the support of others.  444 miles in four days seemed inconceivable when I signed up for the 2014 Tour de Natchez Trace and it remained that way until I crossed the finish line on the fourth day.  My last century ride (or anything close to it) had been in the 1992 Hawaii Ironman, so I had little confidence that I’d be able to muster up the necessary fitness or butt stamina to complete one day of 100+ miles, let alone four in a row.  Spotty training opportunities during springtime in Northern Illinois and a busy travel schedule did little to boost my confidence, so I began Day One unsure of whether I’d finish the day’s ride on my bike or in a support vehicle.  Rain, wind, and a fast pace were the hallmarks of the first ...

SOLD OUT- Collectable Tour Event Posters - Art from Nashville celebrating cycling

Posted by Tour de Natchez Trace Event Team on 05/13/2015
SOLD OUT-  Collectable Tour Event Posters - Art from Nashville celebrating cycling
The foundation would like to thank the creative genius of Joe Weaver from the Southeast’s most highly decorated advertising agency, Bohan Ideas.  The team at Bohan helped design this piece of art.  Used as a promotional tool in local bike shops among other places, featured at the Red Bicycle Cafe in Germantown, where the first team meeting to organize the event came together, we are thrilled with how the riders love this keepsake.     The foundation and the entire #Epic444 team that has accepted this challenge really appreciates the sponsors and supporting companies who come together to dedicate talent and energy for a great cause.  The Aegis Sciences Foundation is building a marquee event in Nashville’s back yard, and across the back yards of several states, dozens of counties and communities along the entire length of the Natchez Trace.   Unfortunately, you can’t buy this art, but yo ...

A view to the event from the eyes of our volunteer crew

Posted by Nicole D Piersiak on 05/13/2015
Unless it’s July and Tour de France fever is in the air, the commitment of a cyclist is oftentimes overlooked.  As a volunteer in 2013 and 2014 on behalf of Aegis Sciences Corporation, I witnessed Tour-de-France-like commitment from each participant who set out to accomplish 444 miles in 4 days.  And, although their determination does not parallel to that of our nation’s soldiers, it is the thought and memory of soldiers who fuel the participants to finish what they set out to do – 4 century rides, back-to-back. They say “it takes a village to raise a child” and I can attest that it takes a village – from Aegis’ sponsorship support, participant’s sweat on the bike, and volunteers making PB&Js – to make this event successful to fully honor our soldiers   Nicole D Piersiak Vice President, Marketing Aegis Sciences Corporation 501 Great Circle Road Nashville, TN 37228 ...

Elevation Map: Day 1

Posted by Tour de Natchez Trace Event Team on 05/13/2015
Elevation Map: Day 1
Riders: feel free to download or print these elevation maps  See Elevation Map For Stage 2 >

Elevation Map: Day 2

Posted by Tour de Natchez Trace Event Team on 05/13/2015
Elevation Map: Day 2
Riders: feel free to download or print these elevation maps  < Elevation Map Stage 1                                     Elevation Map Stage 3 >

Elevation Map: Day 3

Posted by Tour de Natchez Trace Event Team on 05/13/2015
Elevation Map: Day 3
Riders: feel free to download or print these elevation maps   < Elevation Map Stage 2                                     Elevation Map Stage 4 >

Elevation Map: Day 4

Posted by Tour de Natchez Trace Event Team on 05/13/2015
Elevation Map: Day 4
Riders: feel free to download or print these elevation maps < Elevation Map Stage 3 

Pro Training Tips From Retired UHC Rider & Owner of DaybyDay Coaching

Posted by Benjamin Day on 05/06/2015
Aegis Sciences Foundation’s Tour de Natchez Trace Welcome to the Tour de Natchez Trace training page where I will share with you some training and preparation tips in the lead up to the event so that you can be ready to complete the 444miles in 4 days! Even for a seasoned professional, this is not an easy challenge. There is no time to waste so start your preparation today so you can come prepared and motivated for this amazing ride along the Natchez Trace. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask! The Challenges 4 days of long distance cycling long days in the saddle: 102miles, 102miles, 129miles, 109miles comfort on the bike skills on the bike to be able to handle riding in a group, ability to ride in a correct position on the road and how to ride safely in all weather elements endurance to ride each day and the 4 days back to back strength to handle the climb ...
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