The Bike & Hike Thing

Oct 27, 2018

Natchez Trace Parkway
Garrison Creek

Wow! What an amazing day we had out on the Natchez Trace for our 22nd annual Bike Thing and our very 1st hike! After some changes to the event, our families & friends weathered the changes well and all ended up having so much fun...whether it was biking or hiking or cheering. One dad that took his kids on the hike said it was the most fun they've had as a family in years. Kids and families went on a scenic hike with challenges and surprises scattered along the way. Adults biked 20 miles along the Trace with festive sag wagons cheering them on. Everyone came together to end the day with a food truck picnic + announcement of top fundraising prizes! We are grateful for the hard work of our kids, families and friends + the generosity of our sponsors...This team joined together to raise the most support we've ever received from Bike Thing...over $99,000! Take a peek at some great photos from the day here.

Saturday October 27, 2018
Garrison Creek on the Natchez Trace Parkway
8:00am Gather, 9:00am Adult Bike Ride & Family Hike, 11:00am Fall Picnic & Family Party

This is the one time of year we ask kids and families to get involved in giving back to Daystar. We ask all participants to raise $1,000 in sponsorships for your hiking or biking and win a famous "Aunt Robbie Cake." 

Adults Only Bike Ride
*Due to the growing concern for safety by the Natchez Trace and our board, all Bike Thing riders must be 16 years or older to ride the Trace on Saturday. We're gathering a small, but mighty team of adults committed to riding & raising for Daystar! Riders 16+ years old join us for a 20 or 40 mile ride along the Natchez Trace. 

Family Hike
For the first time ever, we're excited to invite kids, adults & families to a scenic 1.6 mile hike with lots of surprises & adventures scattered along the way! There will be optional challenge routes too.

Fall Picnic & Family Party
It's the most beautiful time of year along the Natchez Trace with the cool fall weather and colorful changing leaves...Come out on Saturday October 28 at 11:00am for a finish line party and family celebration. We will have lively music, fall festivities, a Mexican food truck, and announcement of top fundraising prizes. 

Whether you are a hiker, biker, a Daystar family or friend...Come enjoy the day with us on the Trace at Garrison Creek! (milepost 427.6) Lunch $10/person for those not registered to hike or bike.