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.

Sat, April 29
Bikes & Blooms - NORTHbound
2 p.m.
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
2 p.m.
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
6 p.m.

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
7 p.m.
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
6 p.m.

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
9:30 a.m.
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.

June 13
Ride with Elected Officials
TBA

Join Bike Walk Knoxville and some of your local elected officials on this casual bike ride. 

Sat, June 24
Pedal for the Red
7:30 – 9:30 a.m.

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.