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Bicycling Knoxville's scenic country backroads

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Route Overview

Covering 9 counties around the Knoxville area, our bicycling routes travel: North to Clinton, Norris and Big Ridge State Park; South to the outskirts of Friendsville, Pigeon Forge, Townsend and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park; East to Kodak, Seymour and Sevierville; and West to Kingston, Lenoir City and Melton Hill Dam.

Start locations and routes are color-coded for easy referencing. Alternate start locations are listed, as well as directions for riding your bike from downtown Knoxville to several of the starts.

Cue Sheet Overview

Each route has a detailed cue sheet with concise, easy-to-follow directions. Intersections are marked with an "@T" or "@Y" and specify stop signs or traffic signals. Stores and restrooms along the route are also noted.

Map Overview

Our detailed maps highlight bicycling routes and include stores and restrooms in the vicinity. You can customized our maps easily to fit your training, fitness or riding time requirements. To help you navigate easily, both rideable roads and other significant roadways are included. Our maps make It easy to find new roads to explore and to add variety to your route.

Profile Overview

A profile for each route, plus the elevation gain and route description, will help you to determine the terrain and degree of difficulty.

Ride Check Off List

If you'd like to keep track of which rides you've ridden, click on the image below for a pdf file of the ride check off list for printing. Enjoy!

Knoxville Ride Check Off List
  • 40 cue sheets with route distances from 20-65 miles
  • 9 start locations with alternate options
  • Elevation gains and route profiles
  • Bicycle maps include stores and restrooms
  • Route descriptions with scenic pictures
  • Featured Points of Interest
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For your adventures on and off the road, Mini Adventure Series has you mapped, cued and ready to go!


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