2015 Tour De Lights

Friday, December 18
Departing from Market Square at 7 p.m.

More than 1,000 people braved the freezing temps to enjoy the 9th annual parade of bicycles through downtown, 4th & Gill and Old North Knoxville. There were smiles, lights, tinsel, and zebras galore! Thanks to Mast General Store and Three Rivers Market for the hot cocoa and treats. Thanks to these local businesses for donating the prizes for our awards contest:

The Bistro
Coffee & Chocolate
Earth to Old City
Five Knoxville
Harper's Bike Shop
Nothing Too Fancy
Pedal Java
Tomato Head


City of Knoxville logo

I Bike KNX logo

Sponsored by:

Three Rivers Market logoMast General Store logo

Frequently Asked Questions

Rules and Safety Information

There are some special challenges that go along with riding with hundreds of bicyclists. Please see our safety tips for information about biking with children and guidelines to follow during the ride.

  • Wear a helmet. Not only is this for your safety, you’ll be serving as a good role model for all the kids (kids 16 and under 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, either by checking it yourself  using the ABC Quck Check or taking it to your local bike shop. There will be 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.

We want everyone to have a great time AND be safe! Be sure to review our tips for riding in large groups before the event.

All Decked Out!

Costume ContestCheck out our Facebook album for photos of all our winners! The Best All Around prize went to the Island of Misfit Toys

We had a photo booth for the first time! And FLOW had an after-party with a photo booth, as well. 


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 2014 Tour De Lights

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