Friday, June 10, 2011

Casual bike ride

In the first of a series of summer events, join the Bike Collective for a ride on Sunday, June 19, 1 p.m., starting from Market Square.

As summer rolls in, roll your lazy, sweaty, bike-lovin’ self down to Ijams where the cool air from the caves lingers in the upper 60s. A leisurely cruise across Gay St. bridge and down through Island Home will end at the Meads Quarry parking lot. From there it's a short walk to the Ross Marble site and sweet respite from the heat.

Bring plenty of water. Lemonade and tunes provided. Return home at your own pace, or with the group around 4 p.m. for Marble City beer at the Bistro.

Look for us on Facebook as Joe Bikecollective

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Tour de Cure

The 2011 Knoxville Tour de Cure offers several routes to choose from including: a 12mile family ride, and 25, 62, and 100 mile rides through the scenic back roads of East Tennessee.

Register at
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USE THE PROMO CODE:pilot (all lower case)

Start times will be early to avoid any unexpected heat and close enough to ride with your team so you can meet back up with you to enjoy the festivities. We will start off at World’s Fair Park and head into the beautiful back country roads of East Knox County. This route has it all... hills, valleys and streams! A ride that’s full of fun and challenge. Each route will loop back to the start/finish line where you can expect some great food and live music.


All meals are included starting with breakfast during registration, refreshments and snacks on the route, and a fully catered meal at the finish line. Back at the Finish line you will enjoy massage, a health festival, great food and music and kids activities.

The route will be fully supported this year with plenty of rest stops, SAG vehicles, HAM operators, bike mechanics, EMT cyclists and a full time ambulance stationed at the Start/Finish line provided by Rural Metro.

Register as an individual or create a team. An online webpage will be created for you with your permission where you can send out letters to family and friends. Fundraising online is simple to do. Or register by phone: Ben Bass @ 865-524-7868 x: 3342.

Are You a Red Rider? Or is someone you know?
It’s our way of recognizing those affected by diabetes, and giving them a special day to celebrate their accomplishments of battling this disease.
A Red Rider lives with diabetes every day, type 1 or type 2. You are why we ride and we want to celebrate you at the Tour de Cure. Register and learn more about the Red Rider program on the Red Rider page on this site and from your local coordinator at 1-888-DIABETES.

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

World’s Fair Park
12 Miles: 8:00 a.m. Check-in, 9:00 a.m. Start
25 Miles: 8:00 a.m. Check-in, 9:00 a.m. Start
62 Miles: 6:30 a.m. Check-in, 7:30 a.m. Start
100 Miles: 6:30 a.m. Check-in, 7:30 a.m. Start

Minimum Fundraising is $150 per person for anyone ages 19 and up.
$75 for anyone between ages 12-18. Kids under 12 can ride for free.
The FAMILY RIDE will leave World’s Fair Park utilizing the Greenways out to Bearden’s EarthFare and back.

TREK is bringing in a trailer full of approximately 80 bicycles for you try out. You can even ride their $5,000 bicycles in the Tour de Cure on June 11th.
To Reserve your Trek Demo bike:
-Select the Model and Size
-Measure your current bike nose of saddle to bar, saddle to bottom bracket bolts, top of bar to ground)
-Provide your own shoes and pedal on day of event
-Stop by CEDAR BLUFF CYCLES OR CALL 865-692-1010
-Return bikes to the Demo Trailer in World’s Fair Park on June 11th by 4pm.

I Bike KNX safe biking pledge

Sharing the road means everyone following the same rules, being predictable and communicating with each other. By making this pledge, you'll be doing your part to make Knoxville a safer place to bike, and encouraging others to get on their bicycles, too. And we’ll send you an "I Bike KNX" bike and helmet sticker for pledging! Pledge at

This offer is open to residents of the TPO planning area surrounding Knoxville, Tennessee.

Bring your bike helmet in, sporting the I Bike KNX sticker, when you bike to one of our partnering businesses to receive a discount. Make sure you're connected to us on facebook to hear about limited-time discounts throughout the year.

Discounts during June:

Glowing Body, $5 off Regular class drop in rate
Mast General Store, 20% off a regularly priced item (limit one per visit)
Magpies, free single cupcake (limit one per customer during May)
Market Square Farmers' Market, no service charge on Market Money purchases
Old City Java, 10% discount
Three Rivers Market, free beverage from the cooler, some restrictions apply
Tomato Head, free soft drink or tea with $5 purchase