EVENTS

Sat, April 29
Smoky Mountain Bike Rodeo
9 a.m. to noon
Maryville Farmers' Market, Founders Square, East Broadway, Maryville, TN

The free workshop will provide children ages 7 to 9 with an introduction to bicycle safety, including rules of the road, bike and maintenance, and bicycle skills. Free helmets are available for children who do not have one. Participation will take about one hour, and appointments are available with preregistration.

Wed, May 10
Mixed Use Neighborhoods
6 p.m.
East TN History Center, 601 S Gay St

Emiko Atherton will discuss how to create better transportation networks. She is the director of the National Complete Streets Coalition at Smart Growth America. Everyone should have safe, comfortable, and convenient access to community destinations and public places. Atherton’s approach integrates people and place in the design and operation of an area’s transportation network. This helps to ensure streets are safe for people of all ages and abilities, balance the needs of different modes, and support local land uses, economies, cultures, and natural environments.

Thur, May 11
Maryville to Townsend Greenway Expansion talk
3 p.m.
Blount Partnership, 201 S Washington St, Maryville

5th annual Blount County Tourism Day with cocktail reception. Carol Evans from Legacy Parks, and Ellen Zavisca from Knoxville Regional TPO will discuss the potential Maryville to Townsend greenway expansion. RSVP to Deborah Nye.

Mon, May 15
Smoky Mountain Wheelmen meeting
6:30 p.m.
Calhoun's - Bearden Hill, 6515 Kingston Pike

SMW hosts recreational rides year-round along with the Cherohala Challenge and Fall Century ride. They promote volunteerism, bike safety and education. Their monthly meeting offers the chance to learn about the club. Check their Facebook page for updates.

Thur & Fri, May 18 - 19
TN Bike Summit
Memphis

This annual conference brings together bicyclists, advocates, and transportation professionals to share resources and best practices related to bicycle infrastructure, funding, education, outreach, and policy. 

Friday, May 19
Bike to Work Day 
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Market Square

Stop by Market Square as you ride your bike to work and grab coffee and a treat. Get the details on the Bike to Work day page.

Fri & Sat, May 19 - 20
Smoky Mountain Recumbent Rally
Townsend

Ride with fellow recumbent riders in and around the beautiful Smoky Mountains. Ride distances vary from 9 to 40 miles. Registration costs vary. The Rally's guest speaker is Maria Parker - 2013 Race Across America women's overall division winner. 

Sun, May 21
Open Streets Knoxville
2 – 6 p.m.

Magnolia Ave between Randolph St and N Chestnut St, with a loop onto E Depot Ave, will be open for people walking, bicycling, skateboarding, and dancing. There will also be a bike rodeo.