Cycling in Knoxville
Cycling in East Tennessee means rolling hills and dramatic vistas, meandering routes along beautiful rivers and creeks, and spectacular scenery on roads, greenways and trails. Knoxville offers an infinite array of byways which offer everything from a leisurely scenic stroll with the family to challenging tracks for the adventurous cyclist. We have over 65 miles of greenways perfect for the recreational biker or adventure enthusiast as well as challenging, hilly roads and trails for those looking for a more thrilling experience. No matter whether you're looking for traffic-friendly road cycling, singletrack or doubletrack mountain biking, or child-friendly, safe-routed bicycling greenways, Knoxville has the avenue you need to get your "bike-on!"
For those who don’t have a bike of their own and want to explore the city, Knoxville has just launched a partnership with Pace, a new nationwide bike sharing service powered by Zagster, the leading provider of bike share programs for cities. This “dockless” bike system allows visitors to unlock bikes throughout the city through a simple app. Street and off-road bike rentals are also available at area bicycle shops.
Knoxville's Urban Wilderness
Just three miles from downtown, Knoxville's Urban Wilderness boasts more than 50 miles of connected trail for all levels of cyclists. The variety of rocky and dirt terrain trails wind along the Tennessee River, deep quarries, a rock climbing area and impressive overlooks. Trails within this system range from a kid's loop to the Devil's Racetrack, a professionally designed and constructed 0.8-mile extreme downhill trail.
Premier Cycling Event in Knoxville
Knoxville’s love for biking is evident and quite possibly at an all-time high. Knoxville will host the USA Cycling Pro Road and Time Trial National Championships for a second consecutive year in June 2018. This year, the Crit Championships will take place in Knoxville as well.