Southeast - Are there good places to ride near Knoxville?
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10-02-11, 10:25 PM
I'm thinking about applying to an internship at Oak Ridge National Labs this summer, mainly because I think their research looks exciting and I've found that people in East Tennessee are some of the nicest in the country ;)
But I don't know anything about cycling around there. Is it a bike-friendly area? I know Knoxville is really outdoorsy, so I'd assume so. If anyone on here lives there, let me know!
10-03-11, 02:44 PM
Oh, man! There is an abundance of great riding in the area.
Most of the riding I did in that area was south of there but I'll bet you can find plenty of nice rides to the north also.
I liked to stay down around Maryville and Townsend and ride around there. One of my all time favorite rides is from Townsend up to Cades Cove and do a loop or two before coming back. The auto traffic around the Cove can be heavy in spots (really slow though) but I had good luck by getting up there early.
Member VeloVol posted a ride I really want to do. The Cherohala Skyway. Here's a link:http://www.cherohala.com/
10-03-11, 10:43 PM
send VeloVol a PM.
10-06-11, 06:13 PM
Alright, thanks for the information! I'll check out that Cherohala ride.
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