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.

West Bikes Wednesday Shop Ride – May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

New for 2019 Wednesday Shop Rides - Race Pace and Race Training! Come prepared to ride hard, learn advanced group riding and racing skills, and have FUN! We will have experienced racers on the ride to help you get better on the bike! Rides begin Wednesday, March 13th, 6:05 roll out. Bring plenty of gels, water, and lights just in case - call the shop with any questions at (865) 671-7591

TVB Easy Rider Baker Creek - May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

TVB's weekly, casual MTB ride moves to Knoxville's hotspot, Baker Creek Preserve, this week. Join us for a casually paced and fun ride on the trails. If you would like to borrow a bike to ride, just come by the shop before 5pm on Wednesday and we'll get you set up on something. We can bring the bike out to the ride for you as well. If you don't have time to stop by for bike setup, just call us and we can get you set up before the ride.

Cedar Bluff Cycles Wednesday Night C Group Ride - May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Join rider leader Allan Mueller at 6 PM at Cedar Bluff Cycles for rider meet and greet (shop is open until 7 if you need any snacks or supplies) and the ride will roll out at 6:20 pm. Ride distance is 22 to 28 miles depending on route with average speed 14 to 18 mph. No-drop ride.

Make sure you have plenty of water
Bring lights for your bicycle to ensure that you are more visible to vehicles for safety (daytime running lights and/or for riding as the sun goes down!)
Make sure your bicycle is in good working condition before the ride
Spare tubes, CO2 or pump, water bottles, energy snacks, etc. are suggested

**Ride is weather permitting, so check here or call shop for cancellation updates.

Come ride with us!

https://www.facebook.com/CEDARBLUFFCYCLES/


Cedar Bluff Cycles B Group Ride Thursdays - May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

6:20 pm roll out from Cedar Bluff Cycles
Season will start with the short route of about 26 miles and progress as daylight extends to 35-45 miles. Average speed is 20.5 MPH.

"A" riders are welcome! Stay tuned for details coming that will make the Tuesday ride ride even more exciting!

KBC Saturday Morning Ride – May 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

Every Saturday, until Jul 27

Big Turtle Park

We will start up a road ride in a fairly calm and safe location this Sat the 16th at 8am. Average 17-20 MPH around 35 miles total. Come out and hang with the incomparable Zane!

THURSDAY KBC GRAVEL RIDE – May 2nd

Hosted by: Knoxville Bicycle Company

Contact: Knoxville Bicycle Company at 865-240-3499

02 May 2019 - 6:30 pm

Location: North Boundary Trails

2900 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN

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Meet at the guard shack on Oak Ridge Turnpike at 6:30. It will be a very casual pace about 11 miles, just for fun!  Night Gravel Grinder ride, Bring your Cross, Gravel, or MTB. Two levels of riding "A" and "B". Regroups as necessary. Check Facebook for updates and weather conditions.

https://www.facebook.com/KnoxvilleBicycleCompany/

Cycology Women’s Ride Series – May 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th @ 8:30am -12:30 pm

The Cycology Women's Ride Series (CWRS) is the premier women's cycling program in the region, supporting women who want to get more involved with cycling. Beginning April 13th, the series combines 25 Saturdays of morning clinics and rides that help women gain comfort and confidence in riding on road or trail.

Call or stop by Cycology to register! Contact Jackie Taylor for more information: jackie@cycologybicycles.com.

TVB Monday Night Road Ride @ 6:00 PM

Every Monday, until Oct 7

Tennessee Valley Bicycles

The TVB weekly road ride goes mostly to South or East Knox County. We leave the shop and ride in one or two groups. Both groups are no drop. Most of the time the A group will average over 18 mph and the B group will average more like 14 miles per hour

Cycology Bicycles Tuesday Rides @ 10:00/10:30

10:00 am ride is a B Group "No Drop" ride (15-18 mph) 35-45 miles. Must have general skills to ride roads with car traffic

10:30 am ride is an A Group ride of 40+ miles at 20+ average pace. This group is for advanced riders with good pace line skills

Call shop if weather is questionable.

https://www.facebook.com/cycologybicycles/

 

Tuesday Night No-Drop MTB Ride @ 6:00 pm

Join us for the Tuesday night MTB ride series! Location rotates around the Knoxville area to introduce riders to different trails. This weekly ride is a no-drop, fun, social-pace MTB ride. Plan to be on the trails for up to 2 hours (don't forget your hydration!). Invite your friends!

IMPORTANT: Ride may be cancelled or location changed due to recent precipitation. Best practice: Check the CBC Facebook event page for updates or message/text Lisa or Allan Mueller directly.

https://www.facebook.com/CEDARBLUFFCYCLES/

West Bikes Tuesday Shop Ride @ 6:00pm May 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

Tuesday Shop Ride - Road Bike Instructional Ride - roll out at 6:05pm. Instructional pace, no-drop.

Details online.


AMBC Tuesday Group Ride @ 6:00 pm 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

AMBC Tuesday Nights at Ijams Nature Center /Meades Quarry. Offering a great location to start and end mountain bike rides. Come connect with a group of riders of all levels. Food trucks are generally set up and Ijams will be serving beverages from the Yee Haw trailer. More info on AMBC's facebook page each Tuesday.

 

CBC Tuesday Night B Group Road Ride @ 6:00 pm May 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

6:20 pm roll out from Cedar Bluff Cycles
Season will start with the short route of about 26 miles and progress as daylight extends to 35-45 miles. Average speed is 20.5 MPH. "A" riders are welcome!

https://www.facebook.com/CEDARBLUFFCYCLES/

 

2019 Knox Bike Racing Wednesday – May 8th 22nd

The series runs from April - August and consists of 10 races using multiple trail systems in the Knoxville, TN area. These are cross country mountain bike races and categories are spaced with 1 minute between the next. Classes for all levels of riders from beginners to experts. This is NOT a USAC sanctioned series, so licenses are not required.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/knoxbikeracing/events/?ref=page_internal

 

West Bikes Presents Cry Baby – Gran Fondo Series May 11

Annual Bicycling Event catering to all levels of bicyclists from beginners to competitive athletes and everyone in between. This is a fully supported bike ride featuring a dedicated Sheriff escort to the Knox County line, conveniently positioned rest stops, in route support, clearly marked roads, Strava map downloads and a detailed map. Plus... Post ride pizza and refreshments.

- 62 and 34 mile road bike routes: Depart at 9:00AM.
Escorted by Knox Sheriff Deputies to the county line then on to the first fully supported rest stop located at Melton Hill Dam. The riders then split off to ride their respective routes.

- 4 to 10 mile Greenway excursion: Depart at 9:30AM.
Very casual, family friendly bike ride ideal for beginners and groups that enjoy exploring and talking with friends while riding along sidewalks, greenways and beautiful Farragut neighborhoods at your own pace.

Maps and details online.

https://www.facebook.com/events/307685236614697/

https://www.westbikes.com/

 

Women’s Monthly Flow Ride @ 6:00 pm May 16th

Join Trek Women's Advocate, Lisa Mueller, at Baker Creek Preserve for a fun evening riding the flow trails! We'll ride Red Bud Crest, Floyd Fox, Cruz Valley Run, and possibly Barn Burner depending on the group's ambitions and comfort level for riding after dark. Pace will be casual and riders will have the opportunity to try new trails, session sections and get in some miles with smiles! A mountain bike is recommended for this ride's terrain.

Waiver - https://goo.gl/forms/lYmBcypguSRtYn9n1 - please complete the waiver for each ride you will attend. These rides are hosted by Cedar Bluff Cycles and require a waiver. It's easy and only takes a minute!

Check Facebook for cancellations due to weather or muddy trails.

https://www.facebook.com/CEDARBLUFFCYCLES/


Maryville Ride of Silence May 15th @ 6:30 pm

The annual Maryville Ride of Silence will mark the 12th year Blount County bicyclists ride in the memory of Jeff Roth. Roth, married with three children, was killed when struck by a motorist’s vehicle while riding his bicycle on Aug. 9, 2006, on West Lamar Alexander Parkway near North Union Grove Road in Maryville. Bicyclists will assemble at the Blount County Courthouse in Maryville in time to roll out for the annual Ride of Silence in memory of friends, family and associates killed or injured by motor vehicle operators. 

The Ride of Silence is similar to a funeral procession. The ride will be a slow-paced, eight-mile loop of Maryville, ridden no faster than 12 mph. There will be no talking, only silence. Black armbands often are worn in memory of those who have been killed, and red armbands may be worn by who have been injured while riding. The ride is open to all. Participants are asked to arrive at the Blount County Courthouse by 6:30 p.m. with riders departing promptly at 7 p.m. Helmets are required, and front and rear lights strongly are recommended.

Additional information about the ride can be obtained on the foundation’s website or by contacting the Jfoundation at 865-309-5723. 

Monthly Bro Ride May 16th @ 6:00 pm

Join Allan Mueller for the men's only Monthly Bro Ride on Cruz Valley Run, Barn Burner and Devil's Racetrack (for those who would like)! If you would like to get more comfortable with jumps and features, this is the ride for you! Pace will be casual and riders will have the opportunity to try new trails/features and session sections.

Check Facebook for cancellations due to weather or muddy trails! https://www.facebook.com/CEDARBLUFFCYCLES/

 

Wheel in Wednesday at Alliance Brewing May 1st @ 6:30pm

Come out and join us for our Wheel-in-Wednesday bike ride. We have a guided city route and mountain bike route with for you to choose from starting at 6:30 at the brewery. Mikey and Austin will be leading the rides. All riders with get $1 off full pints for the night, even if you did your own ride. This will be done every Wednesday from here on out so if you can't make the first one, come next week.

 

Thirsty Thursday Group Rides

Join us on every Thursday on our Sharps Ridge Group Ride. This ride starts from the shop using neighborhood roads to get to the trails. It's a great warm up before hitting the trails. We will enter the trails at the Ridge Ave/Hanover St. trail head. If you would rather meet us at Sharps Ridge there are a couple parking spots at the trail head. There is also parking behind the Lincoln Park School on Hiawassee St along the sidewalk. Bring some camping chairs and some post ride beverages!

Weather dependent check facebook for cancellations.

https://www.facebook.com/fountaincitypedaler/

  

Tuesday Night Ride with Bearden Bike and Trail

Join us every Tuesday evening at Bearden Bike & Trail for a social ride.

Meet at the shop and ride. Meet at 6 pm to leave promptly at 6:30pm. Helmets and lights required! Call if you need to know the route.

All rides weather permitting, call the shop to confirm if needed.

865.200.8710