Media Advisory: 100-mile bike ride to remember flood victims

***Media Advisory***

Senator Kerry Roberts announces 100-mile bicycle ride to remember the 20 adults and children who perished two years ago in the Humphreys County flood. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 19, 2023, at 8 pm, at 506 East Main Street, Waverly, TN.

CONTACT Molly Gormley 615-741-5336

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Senator Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield) announced today the details for his 100-mile bicycle ride to remember the 20 adults and children lost in the devasting Humphreys County flood two years ago. His ride will be Saturday, August 19, 2023, and will begin at the Robertson County Courthouse and end at the Humphreys County Courthouse.

“Two years after the flood, families are still coping with lost loved ones, lost homes, and lost businesses. My goal is to refocus attention on the people of Humphreys County and remind Tennesseans that many are still in need,” said Senator Roberts.

The City of Waverly and Humphreys County will hold a Memorial Service at 8:00 pm on Saturday, August 19, 2023, at the sight of the former Waverly Junior High School at 506 East Main Street.

As rebuilding continues in Waverly, Roberts noted that Appalachia Service Project has worked diligently since the flood to rebuild homes in Waverly. “Appalachia Service Project came to Waverly early and never left. They continue serving the people of Waverly and Humphreys County. It’s important that we recognize and support their efforts. Many people have homes today because of their dedication,” said Roberts. “I encourage people to donate to ASP or to volunteer their time.”

Ride Details

When: Saturday, August 19, 2023
Official Start: 9:00 am, Robertson County Courthouse, Springfield, TN
Finish: 4:00 pm, Humphreys County Courthouse, Waverly, TN

Special Note: The final 11 miles of the ride will follow the Trace Creek from McEwen to Waverly, where so much of the devastation occurred. Roberts will ride into Waverly on E. Main Street to the Courthouse in remembrance of the 20 children and adults who perished in the flood.

Estimated Schedule (with approximate earliest and latest arrival times)

NOTE! The latest weather forecast is sunny with no rain expected, so the schedule is likely to run according to the early times.






9:00 AM

9:00 AM



9:12 AM

9:14 AM

Robertson County Courthouse, 501 S Main Street, Springfield, TN


10:47 AM

11:00 AM

Cheatham County Courthouse, 100 Court Street, Ashland City, TN


12:12 PM

12:36 PM

McDonalds, 2001 Hwy 47 N, White Bluff, TN


12:55 PM

1:24 PM

Cracker Barrel, 115 Gum Station Road, Dickson, TN


3:21 PM

4:07 PM

McEwen City Hall, 9586 US-70, McEwen, TN


4:04 PM

4:55 PM

East Main Street/US-70, Waverly, TN


4:08 PM

5:00 PM

Humphreys County Courthouse, Waverly, TN

Day of Event Media Contact

Karin Landers 954-445-9837

Route Map or

Official Humphreys County Tourism Website (on-line donation link on home page along with links to other volunteer or donation resources)


United Way of Humphreys County or mail to United Way of Humphreys County, Box 212, Waverly, TN 37185

Appalachia Service Project