Check Outdoor Knoxville’s event calendar for a full listing of bike rides going on throughout the year, including tons of rides in May.
Sat, April 29
Bikes & Blooms - NORTHbound
Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center, 900 Volunteer Landing, 37915
Participants will see vibrant displays of flowers through 4th and Gill, Old North, and other historic neighborhoods in North Knoxville.
Sun, April 30
Bikes & Blooms - SOUTHbound
Suttree Landing Park, 701 Langford Ave, 37920
Leaving from Suttree Landing Park, riders will enjoy views of the Tennessee River, the colorful gardens along Island Home Boulevard, and the forested greenway to Ijams Nature Center before returning to the park.
Mon, May 1, 8, 15, and 22
South Loop Summer Series
Skills clinics: 5:30 p.m.
Rides: 6 p.m.
Sponsored by Harpers Bike Shop and Liv Cycling USA. The events are free and intended for new and beginner female riders. Optional skills clinic before each ride. Locations vary.
Tues, May 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30
BB&T Greenway Ride
Bearden Bike & Trail, 126 N Forest Park Blvd
Social ride on Third Creek Greenway with rest stops and no one left behind. Meet at 6 pm to leave promptly at 6:30pm. Helmets required! Weather permitting; call the shop to confirm. 865-200-8710
Wed, May 17
Ride of Silence
Blount County Courthouse
Join bicyclists worldwide in a silent slow-paced ride in honor of those who have been injured or killed while bicycling on public roadways. The ride is about 8 miles, covering the downtown Maryville area. Sponsored 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.
Thur, May 4, 11, 18, and 25
RSO Greenway Ride
River Sports Outfitters, 2918 Sutherland Ave
Ride is easy paced and beginner friendly. Bring your own bike or rent one from River Sports for $10.
Sat, May 6, 13, 20, and 27
Women's Ride Series
Cycology Bicycles, 2408 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville
Clinics start at 9:30am with road ride following at 10:30 am. We will divide into groups based on speed/skills. Clinics cover: Maintenance, changing flats, proper bicycle fit, Blount County's best bike routes, group riding, staying injury-free, bike law and advocacy, group riding, and more. $30 registration
Fri, May 19
Bike to Work Day convoys
Fri & Sat, May 19 & 20
Smoky Mountain Recumbent Rally
Ride with fellow recumbent riders in and around the beautiful Smoky Mountains. Ride distances vary from 9 to 40 miles. Registration costs vary.
Sat, May 20
Tour de Blount
Choose one of 4 routes to tour the back roads and rural countryside of Blount County. Distances will be approximately 25, 40, 62 and 72 miles.
Ride with Elected Officials
Join Bike Walk Knoxville and some of your local elected officials on this casual bike ride.
The 2017 USA Cycling Pro National Championships will take place in Knoxville, Tennessee June 24-25. The weekend will kick off with Pedal for the Red, followed by the USA Cycling Pro Time Trials. On June 24, participants of Pedal for the Red will have the unique opportunity to ride the same closed course as the pros.
Sat, June 24
Pedal for the Red
7:30 – 9:30 a.m.