Road cycling around Knoxville offers an almost endless ribbon of scenic country roads, relatively traffic-free, that meander through canopied woods and skirt alongside open farmland. Although Knoxville’s hilly terrain offers a bit of a challenge for new riders, hang in there and you’ll be surprised how quickly your endurance increases. If you aren’t familiar with the bicycle friendly roads in our area, join one of the local bicycle club or shop rides and explore the area with other cyclists. A good resource guide to routes in our area is Bicycling Routes Around Knoxville which features 40 routes with detailed cue sheets and maps.
Knoxville Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) has designed a Bicycling Map that rates roads within the city and county of Knoxville on traffic volume, speed, and availability of shoulders or wider lanes. In addition, the map highlights a few destination routes. Commuters will especially glean from this information.
Our local shops and clubs lead many rides around our area. These rides are posted on our weekly events calendar.
Admiral Farragut Park
French Memorial Park
House Mountain Natural Area
Holston River Park
Ijams Nature Center
Louisville Point Park
Melton Hill Dam Recreation Area
Old Walland Highway in Townsend
Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge