RIDES

Check Outdoor Knoxville’s event calendar for a full listing of bike rides going on throughout the year, including tons of rides in May.

Every Saturday 
DreamBikes Community Ride
309 N Central St
1 p.m.

These weekly free rides are designed for all types of riders. The route changes each week and covers approximately 5 miles. We will break halfway to support a local business or enjoy one of Knoxville’s many parks. Helmets and a basic understanding of on-road riding required.

Sun, April 22
Bikes & Blooms – North Knoxville
3 p.m.

DreamBikes – Knoxville
309 N Central St

Discover a new way to see the city on these family-friendly, beginner rides produced in partnership with DreamBikes - Knoxville and Dogwood Arts. Ride approx. 8 miles through 4th and Gill, Old North, and other neighborhoods. Helmets and a basic understanding of on-road riding required. FREE. Ages 8+ recommended.

Sun, May 6
Bikes & Blooms – South Knoxville
3 p.m.
Suttree Landing Park
701 Langford Ave, 37920

Discover a new way to see the city on these family-friendly, beginner rides produced in partnership with DreamBikes - Knoxville and Dogwood Arts. On this approx. 8 mile ride, enjoy views of the Tennessee River, the colorful gardens along Island Home Blvd, and the greenway to Ijams Nature Center. Helmets and a basic understanding of on-road riding required. FREE. Ages 8+ recommended.

Wed, May 16
Ride of Silence
7 p.m.
Blount County Courthouse
391 Court St

Join bicyclists worldwide in a silent slow-paced ride to raise awareness that bicyclists have a legal right to the public roadways and to honor the lives of those who have been killed, disabled or injured while bicycling. The ride is about 8 miles. Hosted by the Jeff Roth Cycling Foundation. Arrive at the Blount County Courthouse by 6:30 pm. Helmets are required, front and rear lights are strongly recommended. 

Fri, May 18
Bike to Work Day convoys

Fri - Sun, May 17 - 20
Smoky Mountain Recumbent Rally

Ride with fellow recumbent riders in and around the beautiful Smoky Mountains. Ride distances vary from 11 to 45 miles. Guest speaker is John Schlitter, long distance Ultra Cyclist and RAAM rider. There are booths from the recumbent world showing new products, providing test rides and answering questions about what is going on in the bent world. Registration costs vary.

Sat, May 19
Tour de Blount
Choose one of 4 routes to tour the back roads and rural countryside of Blount County. Distances will be approximately 25, 42, 54 and 78 miles.

Thur, May 24
Bike Walk Knoxville Ride
6 p.m.

Tour some of Knoxville’s new bicycle facilities! Details to come.