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Family fun set for grand opening of SR 840 Saturday

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THOMPSON'S STATION, TN (WSMV) -

Gov. Bill Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Transportation are inviting people to join in their bicycle rides and 840 Encounter Run that celebrate the opening of State Route 840.

All the action is Saturday and includes a Fun Run and a 5k and 10k run on 840.

Serious cyclists can check out Gran Fondo that has three options: the Gran, the Medio and the Piccolo that take riders on roads through Williamson and Maury counties. Starting time is 8:40 a.m.

The Family Fun Ride is fewer than 5 miles on SR 840 that begins at 9:30 a.m.

A 17-mile Carter/Pinewood Ride starts at 9:30 a.m.

A 28-mile Full-840 ride is also planned that takes cyclists over the entire new section of 840. This ride also begins at 9:30 a.m.

Participants also can enjoy music and ice cream at the celebration of this 26-year effort.

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