2018  Winners

Prizes for the decorating/costume contest are awarded in these categories, with a runner up in each:

  • Best Costume: Kent Turnball
  • Best Costume Runner Up: Shawn and Karen South
  • Best Costume - Child: Courtney Walker Family
  • Best Costume - Child Runner Up: Jacob Warner
  • Best Bike/Trailer: JD Murr
  • Best Bike/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" 
  • The Choice of the People! : Wes Breitenbach's One Man Christmas Tree

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Frequently Asked Questions

Rules and Safety Information

There are some challenges that go along with riding with a thousand bicyclists. Please see our safety tips to help us all have a fun time!

  • Wear a helmet. Not only is this for your safety, you’ll be serving as a good role model for all the kids (kids under age 16 are required to wear helmets by law).
  • By law, your bike should be equipped with a front white headlight and red rear reflector.
  • Make sure your bike is in proper and safe condition before the ride. There will be free safety checks available on Market Square between 6 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. but it’s best to have your bike checked before the last minute. TIP: Make sure your tires have enough air!


All Decked Out!

Costume ContestCheck out our Facebook albums for photos of all our winners! 

Here are links to media coverage and videos for 2017:

CTV video
Inside of Knoxville blog post
Knoxville News Sentinel videophoto gallery and article
Instagram photos and videos 

2016 You Tube video of the #worldslargestbikepoweredsanta 

Need some inspiration?

Check out the galleries from previous year's events. Bring your "A" game, the competition gets tougher every year!

Highlights from the 2016 Tour De Lights

8th Annual Tour de Lights from Community Television Knoxville on Vimeo.