Tours with Elected Officials

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!


Upcoming Events

October 19, 6:00 pm - West Hills

Join us on Thursday, October 19 at 6:00 pm for a walk with elected officials in West Hills! The walk will begin at Bearden Middle School, and will highlight walkability at Bearden Middle School and West Hills Elementary School, as well as in West Hills neighborhoods. This walk will be an opportunity to engage with elected officials and community members about how policy, funding, and infrastructure impact safety for walking in our community, and we can't wait to see you there! Don't forget to wear appropriate shoes for walking and bring a water bottle!

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Recent Events

June 6, 2023 - Pond Gap, Forest Heights, and Bearden

On June 6, 2023, Bike Walk Knoxville was thrilled to be joined by Mayor Indya Kincannon, Vice Mayor and District 2 City Council Member Andrew Roberto, District 4 City Council Member Lauren Rider, At Large City Council Member Janet Testerman, and At Large City Council Member Amelia Parker for a walking tour of the area connecting Pond Gap, Forest Heights, and Bearden . We were also joined by representatives from City of Knoxville Engineering, the Knoxville Regional TPO, the Knoxville Community Development Corporation (KDCD), and East Tennessee Design Center as well as community members and representatives from several nearby neighborhood organizations. Thank you to everyone who participated in the tour! To learn more about what we discussed, check out the report!

Learn more about the tour!

Past Tours