Updates

Summer Tours with Elected Officials Kicks Off with Ride from Caswell Park

5/24/18  We had our 1st Summer Tours Ride with Elected Officials and now know two ways to ride from Park Ridge to Edgewood Park. More greenway connections would make it more comfortable.  Thanks for everyone who came out for the ride!

Be on the lookout for future summer bike rides and walks.  Thanks to our Summer Tour sponsor- Coldwell Banker Wallace and Wallace

Kids Love Bikes - Blount County Boy's and Girl's Club

5/18/18 Bike Walk Knoxville took a group of 4 kids from the Blount County Boy's & Girl's Club for a ride to put their new bike handling and safety skills to work! We did a 3 mile ride out on the Maryville Greenway and were even lucky enough to have our friends from Bike Elf join us.  The 10 participants in this course are kids that have earned their very own refurbished bike from Bike Elf for making the honor roll at their school; now, these kids have the opportunity to hone their skills with the Kids Love Bikes program which teaches critical bike handling, mechanics and safety skills that keep kids safe while they're experiencing the joy of biking. 

Bike Walk Knoxville is incredibly excited to be working with such great partners and want to give another big thanks to Bike Elf and the Boys & Girls Club of Blount County.

Kids Love Bikes - Lonsdale Elementary School 

5/14/18 Bike Walk Knoxville spent the day at Lonsdale Elementary School offering a shortened version of our Kids Loves Bikes program to 12 students with perfect attendance!  Gerdau Ameristeel funded the bikes, the Epilepsy Foundation of Tennessee provided the helmets, and Bike Walk Knoxville taught the kids bike safety and education. Several of the kids had never ridden a bike and were able to learn in a few short hours.  Each student took home a new bike and helmet.  Definitely a day full of smiles, fun, and cycling!

2018 Tennessee Bike Walk Summit

May 31 - June 1  |  Nashville, TN  |  Lentz Public Health Center
#TNBWS18

This year, Bike Walk Tennessee is focusing on walking AND biking at our annual summit; changing the name of the summit from Tennessee Bike Summit to Tennessee Bike Walk Summit.  This new focus grows from a commitment to building streets that are safe and inviting for all people.  We believe that our communities are stronger and more economically vibrant when people walk and bike, and we are proud to build on the success of the Tennessee Bike Summit these past six years; to extend this work to both walking and biking as we support a bright future for our great state.

The TN Bike Walk Summit will return to Music City - Nashville - for it's seventh summit.  Music City not only offers some of the world's best music and venues, but the city is also rich in history, art and delicious food.  Join us May 31st - June 2nd in Nashville for an exciting event. 

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The TN Bike Walk Summit brings together cyclists, advocates, and transportation professionals from across the state to share resources and best practices related to bicycle infrastructure, funding, education, outreach, and policy. Through a series of keynote presentations, breakout sessions, and mobile workshops, The TN Bike Walk Summit is a valuable educational and networking experience.

BWK Delegation Attends National Bike Summit 2018

Along with a delegation of biking and walking advocates across the state, Bike Walk Knoxville sent two representatives to the League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike Summit 2018 to advocate for inclusive multi-modal transportation to our elected officials. Thank you to Sen. Lamar Alexander, Sen. Bob Corker, Rep. John Duncan and their hard working staff for taking the time to meet with us and recognizing the importance of multi-modal transportation for our future transportation priorities and projects.

Dogwood Elementary Walking School Bus

On March 22nd, Bike Walk Knoxville in partnership with United Way of Greater Knoxville, Graystone Presbyterian Church, and the Great Schools Partnership launchedDogwood Elementary’sfirstWalking School Bus (WSB)! Nine students walked with teachers and volunteers to meet their parents at nearby Graystone Presbyterian after school. A special thank you to the Graystone congregation for sharing their space and to all those who volunteered. The Dogwood WSB will be walking everyThursdayfrom now until the end of the semester.
Dogwood is also getting moving with Friday Morning Fun Walks before school around the greenway every week. 

New Knox County Sidewalk Policy

We're very happy to share that after 2 years of advocating for more sidewalks in our communities, the Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission officially passed their new policy requiring sidewalks to be included in new subdivision developments. Thanks to the Knoxville-Knox County MPC and a big thanks to everyone who submitted comments and made their voices heard!


Upcoming Events - Save the Dates

May 31st - June 2nd - Tennessee Bike Walk Summit 2018 : Streets for All 
Bike Walk Tennessee hosts this annual event that  brings together more than 200 advocates, planners, engineers, and elected officials to share resources, expand networks, and study best practices. The Summit focuses on building streets that are safe and inviting for all people. https://www.tnbikesummit.org 

June 10th and June 17th - Bike Drives to support Kids Love Bikes and Dream Bikes
Bring your gently used bicycles to the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church (2931 Kingston Pike) on June 10th OR June 17th to help Bike Walk Knoxville and DreamBikes in their mission to get more kids on bikes and riding safely through the Kids Love Bikes program. All bicycles and bicycles accessories are accepted and tax-deductible! Bikes will be given to DreamBikes, refurbished and will be earned by a deserving kid after learning important bike safety, skills, and basic maintenance taught through Bike Walk Knoxville's Kids Love Bikes Program. 

September 30th, 2-6pm - Open Streets Knoxville returns to North Knoxville


Support Bike Walk Knoxville

Our ability to affect positive change in Knoxville is only as great as the number of supporters we have. We invite you to support bicycling and walking in Knoxville by making a tax-deductible gift.   If you would like to make a donation, click here.