Thursday, January 17, 2019

2018 Tour de Lights Event Summary

The 12th annual Tour de Lights was incredible! More than 1,000 people participated in this fun, free bike parade through downtown, 4th & Gill and Old North Knoxville. Spectators turned out all along the course, with a large showing at Vienna Coffee in the Regas Building not far from the starting point.  

Prizes are awarded in each category for the decoration and costume contest, and are listed below:

Best Adult Costume: Kent Turnball
Best Adult Costume Runner Up: Shawn and Karen South

Best Child Costume: Courtney Walker Family
Best Child Costume Runner Up: Jacob Warner

Best Bike or Trailer: JD Murr
Best Bike or Trailer Runner Up: Courtney Spires

Best Helmet: Phil Geyer
Best Helmet Runner Up: Randy Darnbush

Best All Around: Ray Brumbaugh and Paula Hilton 
Best All Around Runner Up: Christmas Crowd

Best Themed Group: "The Grinch" cast 
Best Themed Group Runner Up: "A Christmas Story" 

People's Choice: Wes Breitenbach's One Man Christmas Tree

Thanks to these businesses for donating prizes: Bliss, Cruze Farm, River Sports, REI, Chivo, Downtown Grill and Brewery, Fizz, Blutique, Dream Bikes, Matt Robb's Biscuits, Nothing Too Fancy, and Visit Knoxville. 

Also thanks to Mast General Store, the Epilepsy Foundation, and Three Rivers Market for sponsoring the event!