What are Tours with Elected Officials?
Bike Walk Knoxville hosts Bike and Walk Tours with Elected Officials allowing community members to tour different Knoxville neighborhoods either on bike or on foot, while having a relaxed conversation with elected officials from Knoxville City Council and Knox County Commission. The chosen routes for the rides and walks show both the good and bad walking and biking facilities. There is an emphasis on how our current and proposed ordinances and regulations address sidewalk and bike facility construction. The tours provide participants an opportunity to engage with their elected officials in a relaxed setting ending at a brewery or restaurant where you can enjoy dinner and/or a cold drink!
Check back with us soon to hear about our next bike or walk with local elected officials!
April 13, 2021 - Spring Bike Tour
Our Spring Bike Tour started in Tyson Park, and took us through Fort Sanders and World's Fair Park to Market Square. We rode back to Tyson Park through World's Fair Park and on Cumberland Avenue for a total of about 5 miles. We were thrilled to be joined by City Council Member Tommy Smith and several other community members who are passionate about biking. Click here to learn all about what we discussed on the tour!
October 27, 2020 - Tour of the Tyson Park Area
We had a great time touring the Tyson Park area on foot on Tuesday, October 27! We were joined by City of Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon and Director of Engineering Harold Cannon, as well as City Council member Lauren Rider. Several local business owners joined us as well, so a huge shout-out to SunSpot and University Liquors. We would also like to thank Kickstand and the Knoxville Regional TPO for their support. The walking tour was a great opportunity to see the benefits of, and challenges to, walking and biking in our community, and we are so grateful to everyone who came out! We look forward to hosting more tours in the future, so be sure to check back with us to find out more! Click here to read more about what we discussed on the walk.
Our 2019 Tours with Elected Officials have come to an end. This year, we explored south, north and northwest Knoxville on foot and bike. We walked to the site of the new gateway park to the South Knox Urban Wilderness. We rode along the new infrastructure on Central Avenue and explored North Knox neighborhoods. Finally, we walked from Northwest Middle Community School to Victor Ashe Park along the greenway that connects the two. We were joined by elected officials, community members, candidates for office, and many other important community leaders; always a great place to network and learn!