Monday, March 21, 2011

March/April News

Weekly Rides (just a sampling!)

Social road ride
5 p.m.
avg 15 mph, 22 miles
Tennessee Valley Bicycles, noxRevolution

Beginner Greenway Ride
6 p.m.
Ten Mile Greenway trailhead in Wynnsong parking lot.

No drop road ride
5 p.m.
avg 14-19 mph pace and 20-30 miles.
Fountain City Pedaler
Call 357-1580 for details and to confirm.

Intermediate/advanced road ride
6:20pm avg 24 mph and 18 mpg groups, 30 miles, in paceline
Cedar Bluff Cycles, 692-1010

Road ride
9 a.m. - noon
avg 18-20 mph
The Bike Zoo, call 558-8455 to confirm

Sat, Mar 26
KnoxRevolution membership drive
2 - 4 p.m. at Barley's

Sat, April 16
Knoxville's Urban Wilderness Adventure Race and Citizens Race
Fundraiser for Legacy Parks

Sat, April 30
Ride the Plains bike ride

Movie screenings
Tues, Mar 22
8 p.m. at Barley's, 200 E Jackson Ave
Chasing Legends
Free, but donations accepted for Second Harvest Foodbank

Wed, March 30
7 p.m. at Relix, 1208 N. Central St.
Ride the Divide
Movie info
Fundraiser for the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club (AMBC)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Update on Third Creek Greenway missing bridge

Just in from City of Knoxville:

They are working on getting a crane on site this week, but with this additional rain and flooding, it will likely have to be next week. They will keep us posted.

We forwarded a request to get Sutherland swept since bicyclists are having to detour around the missing bridge. The City will try to get to that soon. Most roads are very grit covered right now from the flood. City public service has been spending most of their time cleaning up parks and picking up flood damaged residential debris. They appreciate the bicycle community's patience while they deal with the tremendous amount of flood damage.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

More March News

Foothill Striders is leading a beginner bike ride March 19th. Meet at Coulter’s Bridge at 9:00 AM. Helmets required. No one will be left behind! Contact Ernie Frey for more info.

More tandem pilots are needed for the Vision Camp on Saturday, March 26th from 9 a.m. until noon. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tandem bicycles provide visually impaired people with an ideal form of exercise and recreation. Pilots communicate what’s happening on the road ahead, including the length and grade of approaching hills, obstacles such as speed humps, upcoming turns, and when to slow down and stop. Bring any extra helmets you have. The Vision Camp location is 3208 LoBetti Road in Knoxville at the Jubilee Farms residence. For more info, call Sue at 230 2963. Please RSVP to

West Bicycles will be hosting info tables for Race Day Events, Tour de Blount and Knox Revolution from March 10-12.

Monday, March 7, 2011

March Bicycle News

Lots of volunteers are busy making plans for Bike Month in May, but meanwhile, here are some upcoming events and weekly rides to tide you over!

Save the date for Sunday, May 22nd for the Festival from 2-5 p.m. at Tyson Park.

Shamrocks and Chamois ride
Sat, Mar 12
3:30 p.m.
Barley's, 200 E Jackson Ave
Led by Smoky Mountain Wheelmen. The ride is about 30 miles, with a pace of no faster than 15 mph. This is a celebration of St. Patrick's Day, so dress with that in mind. After the ride, gather at Barley's for food and socializing. Questions? Email

Tues, March 22
7:30 p.m.screening of Chasing Legends movie
Barley's, 200 E. Jackson Ave
fundraiser for Second Harvest Food Bank

Sat, March 26
2 - 4 p.m.
KnoxRevolution membership drive
Barley's, 200 E. Jackson Ave

Bikes and Blooms rides (Dogwood Arts Festival)
Sat, April 9, 10 a.m.
Ijams Nature Center to Island Home.
Led by Smoky Mountain Wheelmen.

Sun, April 10, 2 p.m.
Laurel Church of Christ through Sequoayh Hills.
Led by KnoxRevolution.

Weekly Rides
SMW holds Tues, Thur and Fri rides. Details online.

River Sports has rides every other Tuesday at 6 p.m. Details online.

KnoxRevolution has weekly Monday rides starting from Tennesee Valley Bicycles, 214 W Magnolia, as well as rides on March 15, 16 and 17

Fountain City Pedaler's Thursday rides will be starting March 17th. Details online soon.

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