aspiring Old Wart
Knoxville-centric event calendar for May and June
I put this together for my column in the Hellbender Press and thought it might be useful to some of you all out there. And it gives me an opportunity to plug my column. New issue of Hellbender should be out this week.
May is National Bike Month!
Ongoing: Bike To Work Fridays: Chattanooga, TN
In Knoxville, May is also Smart Trips Month, with Bike to Work Day, Pedal vs. Metal race, guided bike commutes, bike repair classes, and other events. May 14-18: Bike to Work Week, (http://www.knoxtrans.org/plans/bikeprog/bikework.htm)
May 17: Brasstown Bald Buster Century, Helen, GA
May 17: Tour de Blount century and metric century. Maryville, TN (http://www.foothillstriders.org/)
May 17: Get Outdoors Festival and Knoxville By Cycle, Knoxville, greenway ride (http://www.knoxcounty.org/parks/curr..._out_doors.php, http://www.knoxtrans.org/plans/bikeprog/summer.htm)
May 18: Fletcher Flyer ride for bicycle advocacy, full and metric century, Fletcher, NC (http://www.blueridgebicycleclub.org/ff/)
May 24-26, Knoxville, road race, criterium, and time trial (http://www.southerncycling.com/)
May 31: English Mountain Challenge century and metric century, Sevierville, TN (http://www.englishmountainchallenge.com/)
June 7, Tour de Cure, Knoxville (http://www.bikeride.com/calendar/event.asp?id=8559)
June 14: Street Skills for Bicyclists/Confident City Cycling class, Knoxville (http://www.knoxtrans.org/plans/bikeprog/classes.htm)
June 21: Cherohala Challenge century, metric century and half century, Tellico Plains, TN (http://www.smwbike.org/cherohala/ccMain.htm)
June 28: Blood Sweat and Gears century, Valle Crucis, NC (http://www.bloodsweatandgears.org/main/start.htm)
June 28, Knoxville By Cycle, Blooms and Bike Ride (http://www.knoxtrans.org/plans/bikeprog/summer.htm)
July 5: Rocky Top 100K, Knoxville (http://www.swimandtri.com/RaceDayEve...asp?EventID=21)
July 12, Knoxville By Cycle, East Side Story (http://www.knoxtrans.org/plans/bikeprog/summer.htm)
VFL For Life
That's a fairly stacked calendar, not to mention our own Bike Forums event.
Is it my imagination, or is the list not nearly as long for the second half of the summer? It seems there's almost too many choices this time of year, and then not much going on in August, September, and October.