Pace Knoxville Bike Share
Knoxville has had many nicknames over the years. Marble City, Scruffy City and the Dirty South come to the minds of those who know the city well. Yes, Knoxville is a college town. It’s also a biking destination… for both trails and greenways. And now it’s easier than ever to hop on a bike and go!
Knoxville is excited to offer a Pace Knoxville, a premier bike share experience for visitors and locals. With Pace, riders can rent and return bikes from a multitude of bike hubs located throughout downtown AND from public bike racks throughout the city.
250 bikes are now available. To find one near you, simply download the free Pace app, available in the App Store or Google Play, then unlock the bike at the touch of a button. Pace rides in Knoxville cost $1.50 per half hour, and the first 30-minute ride for every new user is FREE!
Pace Rides Cost
First 30 minutes for a new user - FREE
Each additional half hour - $1.50 per half-hour
Helmets Available for Purchase
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Bicycle Sharing service?
Bicycle, or Bike, Sharing services are networks of bicycles that can be checked out by the general public for business or recreation. Reservations can often be made online and allow a resident or visitor to quickly unlock a bicycle through use of a keypad or smartphone.
Where are bike hubs located?
- Visit Knoxville Visitors Center
- The Old City near Lonesome Dove
- Market Square near Krutch Park
- Emory Place near Crafty Bastard Brewery
- Market Square Garage
- State Street Garage
- Knoxville Station Transit Center
- Outdoor Adventure Center
- Knoxville Convention Center
- University Apartments near Sunspot
- Tyson Park
- Rivers Edge Apartments near Suttree Landing Park
- Third Creek Greenway
Do I need a helmet to ride a PACE bike?
No. According to T.C.A Section 55-52-105 a helmet is not required for a cyclist in Tennessee. The exception is for people under the age of sixteen; they are required to wear a helmet when riding a bicycle. Learn more at tn.gov
However to ensure your safety, bike helmets are available for purchase in the Knoxville Visitors Center.
What is Zagster and Pace?
Founded in 2007, and headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Zagster operates more than 200 bike shares across 35 states. Zagster powers Pace, a nationwide bike share service for cities and colleges that offers all the benefits of dockless bike sharing with none of the drawbacks. Pace features a first-of-its-kind dockless bike sharing model that blends predictability and flexibility for riders while preserving order and safety for communities. Zagster’s mission: To make the bike the most loved form of transportation in every community.