Bike Walk Knoxville is the host of Open Streets Knoxville. Open Streets Knoxville is an event that brings together community groups and local businesses, giving people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to walk, ride bikes, hula hoop, and much more - all in a setting that is fun and safe! More than a street festival, Open Streets Knoxville gives residents an opportunity to explore their neighborhood and local businesses in a safe, fun, and family-friendly way. Participants can enjoy being physically active and visiting local businesses by foot or on bike. The event encourages the use of active transportation and healthy living, and has a goal of giving residents an opportunity to rethink our streets as public space.
Our goal is to host two events each year, with different neighborhood partners. At least a one mile route on Knoxville streets is closed to traffic. Each event typically averages 5,000 people. Bike Walk Knoxville has in kind support from the City of Knoxville and funding from a Knoxville Community Agency Grant, as well as other community sponsors that help defray the substantial costs of twice yearly Open Streets Knoxville events.
Open Streets Knoxville will return to South Knoxville on Sunday, May 20th and North Knoxville on Sunday, September 30th! For more information, please visit the Open Streets Knoxville website, openstreetsknoxville.com.