Knoxville, Tennessee – Bikes & Blooms, the “lean and green” way to discover the Dogwood Arts’ annual Dogwood Trails, is partnering with Outdoor KnoxFest for this year’s event which is scheduled April 25-26.  Outdoor KnoxFest is two full days on an urban playground for everyone from outdoor enthusiasts to those who simply love to get outside and play. 

This year’s Bikes & Blooms bike tours will begin at the Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center at Volunteer Landing and each tour will be led by a member of Tennessee Valley Bikes.  Each organized route consists of a seven to nine mile scenic ride that allows everyone to experience the natural beauty of East Tennessee while pedaling toward a healthy lifestyle. Helmets are required and young riders (age eight and above) must be skilled at on-road riding.  Although the trail is open all day for bikers, the following organized routes will be available:


Saturday, April 25

Take in the beauty of the Dogwood Arts Trails from the seat of a bicycle as you ride from the Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center to the vibrant gardens that frame Island Home Boulevard. Riders will enjoy river views and serene forests as they navigate the greenway to Ijams Nature Center before returning.

When:  April 25 at 3 p.m.
Where:  Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center [900 Volunteer Landing Lane]
Cost:  Free
Register online at


Sunday, April 26
Bask in the colorful displays of our native dogwood trees that fringe our boulevards and gardens along the Dogwood Arts Trails. Leaving the Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center, riders will ride through downtown and loop through historic neighborhoods in North Knoxville.

When: April 26 at 3 p.m.
Where: Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center [900 Volunteer Landing Lane]
How much?: Free
Register online at


Bikes & Blooms is presented by Covenant Health and sponsored by Kroger. Route maps for five of the Dogwood Trails are available online at and at the bike ride.


Outdoor KnoxFest is produced by Legacy Parks Foundation, a Knoxville-based non-profit actively working to make East Tennessee a recreational destination of the Southeast. 


Dogwood Arts, presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union, is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to promote and celebrate our region’s arts, culture, and natural beauty.  For more information on Dogwood Arts, visit or call (865) 637-4561.