• APRIL 10, 2020-IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!-Due to concern for the health of our participants, as well as issues that have continued to arise with arranging the logistics of the tour during the virus-related travel and meeting restrictions in place both now and for the foreseeable future, we have had to make the decision to cancel the 2020 edition of the Ride the Fault Line tour.  Those registered will be receiving a full refund, and have been advised of those procedures via e-mail.  We regret having to make this decision, but felt it was in the best interests of the participants, the tour staff, and the residents of our host communities.  We encourage you to check back here late this year to find out what the plans are for trying to offer the tour in 2021.
  • Unique Midwestern bicycle tour adventure through portions of four mid-Mississippi valley states along the New Madrid earthquake fault line. 
  • Visit Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, and Kentucky in just seven days.
  • Ride the Fault is more than a bicycle tour-more than just cycling! 
  • Nature lovers-have lunch at lakeside restaurants at Reelfoot Lake Wildlife Refuge and scan the trees for nesting bald eagles.
  • Paddle a kayak through groves of century old cypress trees!
  • History buffs-learn about the past-visiting strategically important early Civil War sites; and look to the future with a stop at the new Discovery Park science center in Tennessee!
  • Cross the Mississippi River on an authentic riverboat ferry.
  • Beat the heat with a trip to an outdoor water park!
  • Enjoy camping outdoors, indoors, or select a motel from our list.
  • Detailed route markings and color maps of the route, campsites, and communities keep you oriented.
  • Experienced, professional staff, not volunteers, support you with consistently highly rated service.
  • RTFL is the best bicycle tour value in the Midwest!​​

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Event canceled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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