The friendly staff at Eastside is knowledgeable and passionate about the ways of the velocipede, yet also talented at making customers feel welcome and unstupid. After performing a safety check, Eastside's crew will inspect and tighten all the bolts of your bike, as well as degrease and re-lubricate its drive train. They'll also adjust the headset, bottom bracket, brakes, hubs, and derailleur before cleaning the frame and checking it for instability and surprise pipe bombs. Finally, Eastside will inflate tires to their proper PSI to ensure a smooth and worry-free ride over city streets, rural slopes, and vast plains of banana peels. Call ahead to schedule your appointment.
Designed by American Society of Golf Course Architects member Benjamin J. Wihry, Nashboro Golf Club's 36-year-old public course challenges golfers of all skill levels with more than 6,800 yards of club-carving grassy slopes. The par-72 arrangement tests swingers' mental and physical aptitude with tree-lined bermuda fairways, hazardous water- and sand-filled traps, and ball-snatching falcons. After teeing off from a scenic tee box and nudging dimpled spheres closer to the pin, links lovers can steer their steadfast carts toward the course’s bentgrass greens, whose cockeyed roots eternally point towards the birthplace of Jack Nicklaus.
At Tusculum Lanes, 24 shiny lanes line up to provide guests with optimal pin-smashing recreation. Groups of up to six friends or a sextuple of friendly foes can share a lane for two hours (up to $60, depending on the time) of full-contact bowling. Shoes are included, and all lanes feature automatic scoring, so contestants won’t have to waste precious time mastering the rules of the 10 frames. On Saturdays, bowlers get in touch with bowling’s dark side with ritualistic glowing lights and a pounding sound system during cosmic bowling.
Sky High Sports emancipates kids and adults from the laws of gravity with each jump, twist, or backflip their trampolines aid. The yellow-and-black play space features a spring-loaded frame that provides more give to jumpers, with all frames and springs covered by 2-inch-thick safety pads. To take full advantage of its unique space, Sky High hosts springy and elevated games of dodge ball as well as Airobics, a low-impact, fat-burning workout class that helps improve balance and coordination. Pintsize gymnasts can take refuge in a specially designed kid zone and romp around in the foam pit while they brainstorm nicknames for their pro-wrestling career. The expansive 45,000-square-foot center also offers family-fueled games of laser tag and private rooms for birthday parties.
For more than 60 years, Nashville Sporting Goods has outfitted athletes with quality equipment from its extensive inventory of balls, bats, uniforms, and equipment by top athletic brands. Power hitters enjoy the quality array of bats such as DeMarini, Easton, and Worth, while base runners can use a Louisville Slugger baseball backpack ($35) as a temporary hiding spot for stolen bases. Pint-sized players may slip mammalian mitts into a Youth Mizuno baseball glove ($25), while an Under Armour shirt ($29.99) provides a moisture-wicking base layer for football players on hot days. Closer to the ground, paira of discontinued Nike basketball shoes ($25) protect bare feet from an outdoor court's rocky pavement and the dangerous traps of a zone defense.
For more than 26 years, the fitness experts at Push Pedal Pull have shared their knowledge with customers purchasing new and used muscle-pumping equipment. The staff happily equips exercisers with brawn-building devices for home, commercial, and hovercraft-based gyms, such as treadmills, ellipticals, and free weights from brands including Precor, Everlast, and Spri. Push Pedal Pull’s refurbished selection of used equipment from health clubs and commercial fitness facilities rotates regularly, stocking workout rooms for discounted prices. Manufacturer-certified equipment technicians repair malfunctioning equipment according to manufacturer standards and stock spare parts in the store to speed up repairs so customers can return to running, lifting, and astrally projecting as soon as possible.