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Watertown, Tennessee


The Most Beautiful Bicycle Ride in Middle TN!

Big Hill Challenge Organizers

Learn about the great groups and organizations that come together to make the Big Hill Challenge possible with your support!

Event Organizers

Historic Watertown

Historic Watertown, Inc. is comprised of people who celebrate Watertown’s history and encourage the growth and economic development of Watertown, Tennessee.

We are dedicated to collecting and preserving the material culture and genealogy that illustrates the story of our city and of her people, and hope you will join us meeting these goals. We are a non-profit 501(c) (3), incorporated in January 1991. Our mission is to preserve and rehabilitate the rich architectural heritage of the City of Watertown and to provide opportunities to revitalize the economic foundation of our historic district.

Since 1991, we, in cooperative efforts with the City of Watertown and the Watertown-East Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, have made great progress. Past major projects include having the Watertown Square placed on the National Register of Historic Places, commencing work on a Railroad Park, establishing a railroad siding and lighting, and restoring our Town Square with sidewalks and lights.

Historic Watertown opened the Atwood Welcome Center in 1995. The displays in the Archives, located in the Welcome Center, offer insight into the town's military, business, and educational history. The Welcome Center also offers convenient restroom facilities for the town's visitors. Historic Watertown continues to maintain the Welcome Center and make additions to the displays.

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The Veloteers Bicycle Club offers participation into a fun and healthy lifestyle year round!

The Veloteers Bicycle Club's mission is to promote interest, educate and encourage fun and safe bicycling in all forms. The funds we receive from memberships, our sponsors, and the Big Hill Challenge go to support the operations and growth of the club and the growth of cycling in Wilson Co.

In the past we have provided funds to help build and maintain Eagle Park, in Mt. Juliet, which has become a wonderful resource for beginning riders. We support the MJ BPAC’s annual event, Ride Mt. Juliet, by donating a quality youth bike.

We are a non-profit organization. Established in 2003, we offer a full ride calendar April-September, and weekend rides during the off-season. Our special events include rides on Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.

The club leads evening rides during the week and morning rides on the weekend.

What is a "Veloteer?"

Derived from Velox and Volunteer: Velox is a Latin word meaning swift or rapid, and used by the French to describe an early bicycle called the velocipede. Velo is now a common prefix for bicycle related subjects; Tennesseans are referred to as Volunteers, a nickname given to us by others who admired the volunteering spirit of Tennesseans in such wars as the Battle of 1812 and the Battle of the Alamo. Tennesseans still proudly carry this nickname.

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