Knoxville’s Outdoor Community is growing!
Knoxville’s outdoor assets continue to expand as our civic leaders work with local advocacy groups, volunteers, and local businesses (like ours) to improve and expand the outdoor resources in our community. Whether it’s our ever expanding and inclusive mountain bike trails, or our extensive greenway network, the links on this page represent the partners and resources we find most valuable in our community. Support them, support local business, and watch our community continue to expand and grow.
Appalachian Mountain Bike Club
AMBC is by far our favorite partners in the Knoxville community. Whether it’s trail building, advocacy, community development, or just throwing one hell of a party, AMBC is the heartbeat of the Knoxville mountain biking community. Come out for a trail building day, stop by a monthly meeting, attend the infamous Fall Fest, but do us all a favor and become a member. Their website has all the information you’ll need on our local trail systems.
Outdoor Knoxville is an initiative to make Knoxville’s incredible natural and recreation assets an economic driver for our region. Led by Legacy Parks Foundation, the effort aims to increase and improve our outdoor amenities, create better access to recreational areas including bike trails, and promote greater participation in outdoor activities. Outdoor Knoxville’s website is the most comprehensive source for all the outdoor activities happening around Knoxville.
If you’re planning on visiting Knoxville, or are considering becoming one of our neighbors, Visit Knoxville is a great start for all the information and resources you may need to get the most out of our community. Food, music, festivals, or the great outdoors, Visit Knoxville has a hand in all of it, and their website is quite helpful.
Greenways are one of the most used assets by Knoxville cyclists. Whether you’re looking for a safe and controlled environment for riding, a route for commuting, or looking for an option when the trails are too wet to ride, Knoxville’s Greenways are an incredible asset. Greenways often follow natural land or water features, and link nature preserves, parks, cultural features and historic sites with each other and with populated areas. There are currently 86 miles of paved greenway and natural bike trails in Knoxville, and this site will give you the information you need to get started.
Smoky Mountain Wheelmen
Looking for a group road ride? The Smoky Mountain Wheelmen have been organizing non-competitive road rides throughout the Knoxville area since 1973. They host monthly meetings, weekly rides, and are a title sponsor for the infamous Cherohala Challenge.