2023 Bike Boat Brew & Bark Activities

Event Shuttle

  • Provided by K.I.S.S. Caboose

All-Day Booths (10am - 3pm)

  • City of Knoxville Parks & Recreation
  • Knox County Parks & Recreation
  • Young Williams Animal Center
  • B97.5 and Jack FM
  • Visit Knoxville Visitors Center & Gift Shop
  • Knoxville Adventure Collective
  • Cheers to Clean Water Celebration
  • Freedom Boat Club
  • Ijams Nature Center
  • K-Tesst Water Testing
  • Smart Yards - UT
  • KUB H2O Water Hydration Station
  • Paddle Knox
  • Tennessee RiverLine
  • KAT
  • Friends of Downtown Island Airport

Food & Beverage

  • Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
    11am – 2pm
    Happy Hour Price Burgers & Beer
  • Knoxville Adventure Collective
    $1 off first beer for anyone who comes by bike or brings their pup!

Attractions with Free Admission

  • James White’s Fort
    10am – 3pm
    Free self-guided tours and 1790’s re-enactors onsite demonstrating
  • Blount Mansion
    10am – 3pm
    Free admission
  • Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame
    10am – 3pm
    Free admission & Scavenger Hunt

Activities with No Registration Required

  • Knox County Parks & Recreation
    11am – 2pm (Every 15 minutes)
    Open session 15-minute Yoga classes (2nd Level near waterfall at Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center)
  • Vol Landing Marina
    11am – 2pm
    Pontoon Boat Shuttle to Suttree Landing Park

Activities with Registration Required

Vol Landing Riverwalk with Historian Jack Neely

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10:15am – 12:30pm
Join historian Jack Neely for a 2-hour Vol Landing Riverwalk tour.  The history markers tell a non-chronological story of soldiers, authors, and sailors who had something to do with Knoxville's waterfront since 1791. Jack Neely, historian of the Knoxville History Project will tell the stories, including that of Vagabondia, the long-vanished riverfront home of author Frances Hodgson Burnett which was located surprisingly close to the ramshackle houseboat home of Cornelius Suttree, the stoic protagonist of a novel by Cormac McCarthy.

For more information about historian Jack Neely, visit:

Downtown Knoxville Walk with Alan Sims

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10:15am – 12:30pm
Enjoy a 2-hour stroll around downtown with’s Knoxville Urban Guy (AKA Alan Sims). Knoxville’s strong growth has continued in rapid fashion. The walk will explore new businesses and new development in the city, focusing on events of the last year. Enjoy a summer morning in the city and ask that question you’ve always wanted to ask about downtown development and life in the city. (Inside of Knoxville has been a source for downtown information since 2010.)

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Legacy Parks Guided Hike to Morningside Park

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10:45am – Noon
Join Carol Evans and you'll walk from the Outdoor Knoxville Adventure along the waterfront to the Morningside Greenway where you’ll loop through the park and visit the Alex Haley Heritage Square located at the northwest end of the park. Be sure to bring water and wear good walking shoes for this 3-mile hike. 

For more information about Legacy Parks, visit:

Bike Walk Knoxville Guided Urban Bike Ride

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11am – 1pm
Explore Knoxville's greenway system and bike routes on this urban bike ride with Bike Walk Knoxville. This 2-hour round-trip ride will begin at Knoxville Adventure Collective and will travel along the greenways by way of downtown, over into South Knox, on the way to UT Gardens.  If you want to join but do not have a bike, reserve one with Knoxville Adventure Collective! 

For more information on Bike Walk Knoxville visit,

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Volunteer Landing Marina Pontoon Boat Shuttle to Suttree Landing Park

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11am – 2pm
Volunteer Landing Marina is Downtown Knoxville’s only marina!  For Bike Boat Brew & Bark, Volunteer Landing Marina will be offering FREE pontoon boat shuttles round-trip to Suttree Landing Park from 11am – 2pm. Call the marina to reserve!

For more information about Volunteer Landing Marina, visit:

Knoxville Adventure Collective

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Have you ever wanted to try Stand-up Paddleboarding, kayaking, e-bikes, disc golf, or Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness via bike? Join Knoxville Adventure Collective during Bike Boat Brew & Bark on June 3 and learn how! 


  • 11am – Noon: SUP Open Session with Instructor
  • 11:30am – 12:30pm: Kayak Open Session with Instructor


  • 10:30am - 11am: E-Bike Tour to World’s Fair Park
  • 11:15am – Noon: E-Bike Tour to UT Gardens
  • 12:30pm – 1:15pm: E-Bike Tour to Downtown/Market Square

If you’re thirsty, grab a beer and relax!  $1 off first beer for anyone who comes by bike or brings their pup!

Registration required for most activities. 

Equipment available for additional discounted cost through Knoxville Adventure Collective. If you have your own equipment, it is free but be sure to register below!

Brewery Slow Rides

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Interested in Knoxville’s brewery scene? We would love for you to join some of the Knoxville Area Brewers Association’s member brewers as they showcase Knoxville’s great breweries! 

Representatives from these brewers will partner up and lead exciting rides to the breweries from Knoxville Outdoor Adventure Collective in a relaxed, slow bike ride.  Riders will be able to see how easy it is to ride and enjoy some of the best local craft beer in Knoxville!

NOTE: All rides begin and end at Knoxville Adventure Collective, 900 Volunteer Landing Lane.  Closest parking is Dwight Kessel Garage. 

North Knox/Central St.

Ride Time: 60 minutes  
Ride Length: 7.3 miles (approx. roundtrip)
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North Knox/Emory Place (Mural Route)

Ride Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes
Ride Length: 6.5 miles (approx. roundtrip)
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South Knox

Ride Time: 1 hour & 45 minutes
Ride Length: 13.7 miles
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Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful Clean-up

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11am – 2pm
Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful is the first Keep America Beautiful affiliate in the country to focus solely on a river. Among other efforts, the nonprofit takes volunteers in 26-foot work boats to clean shorelines. Since putting their first boat in the water in 2019, more than 3,600 volunteers have helped to remove nearly 600,000 lbs. of trash. Join in the cleanup held at Bike, Boat, Brew & Bark to ride in one of KTNRB’s two boats to clean Downtown Knoxville’s shorelines. Life vests, gloves, and cleanup supplies will be provided. You need only wear long pants and closed-toe shoes you don’t mind getting dirty/wet and bring a bottle of water to help make a difference at this cleanup of the Tennessee River!

Freedom Boat Club Captained Cruises

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11am – 2pm
Join the club or test out what it’s like!  FBC will be offering complimentary captained boat rides on the Tennessee River from Volunteer Marina throughout the day for seven riders every 30 minutes!  Secure your spot by calling (865) 455-2974 now. First come, first served.   

Wherever the day takes you, we have the perfect boat for your next adventure. Freedom Boat Club has 380+ locations across the globe. Whether you’re looking to hit the water locally or explore one of our reciprocal locations, we’ll have a boat ready and waiting for you.

Young-Williams Animal Center “Bark Around Town” Guided Walk

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Learn how pet friendly Knoxville is with this guided walk with Young-Williams Animal Center. Walk this pre-planned route to various pet friendly businesses – your pup may even get a special treat along the way! Space is limited to 15 people. 

Cheers To Clean Water Celebration

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1:00pm – 3:00pm
Following the Cheers to Clean Water Paddle Race & River Clean Up/Float, Cheers to Clean Water will host a Celebration at Bike Boat Brew & Bark held at Knoxville Adventure Collective beginning at 1:00pm.

Cheers To Clean Water Paddle Race

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Racers will gather at Ned McWherter Park the morning of the race. They will launch their crafts in time for the mass start at 10:45am. Most racers will finish the race in an hour or less.
10:45am: Racers will race around Dickinson Island
1:00pm: Participants will head to the Cheers to Clean Water Celebration at Bike Boat Brew & Bark held at Knoxville Adventure Collective. 
Race results will be announced at Bike Boat Brew & Bark. 

Cheers To Clean Water River Clean-up/Float

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Prior to the Tennessee RiverLine shuttle departure, participants can park at the far end of Calhoun's parking lot. (Near the Tennessee Riverboat.)
9:00am: Tennessee RiverLine shuttle leaves for Ijams Nature Center kayak launch
9:30am: Participants prepare for their river trip at Ijams Nature Center 
10:00am: Participants travel downstream towards Downtown Knoxville
Around 12:00pm: Participants take-out at the Knoxville Adventure Collective kayak dock, near the Tennessee Riverboat.
Participants will head to the Cheers to Clean Water Celebration at Bike Boat Brew & Bark held at Knoxville Adventure Collective. 
Race results will be announced at Bike Boat Brew & Bark. 


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