Bicycling Knoxville's scenic country backroads
- 40 cue sheets with route distances from 20-65 miles
- 9 start locations with alternate options
- Elevation gains and route profiles
- Bicycle maps include stores and restrooms
- Route descriptions with scenic pictures
- Featured Points of Interest
Covering 9 counties around the Knoxville area, our bicycling routes travel: North to Clinton, Norris and Big Ridge State Park; South to the outskirts of Friendsville, Pigeon Forge, Townsend and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park; East to Kodak, Seymour and Sevierville; and West to Kingston, Lenoir City and Melton Hill Dam.
Start locations and routes are color-coded for easy referencing. Alternate start locations are listed, as well as directions for riding your bike from downtown Knoxville to several of the starts.
Cue Sheet Overview
Each route has a detailed cue sheet with concise, easy-to-follow directions. Intersections are marked with an "@T" or "@Y" and specify stop signs or traffic signals. Stores and restrooms along the route are also noted.
Our detailed maps highlight bicycling routes and include stores and restrooms in the vicinity. You can customized our maps easily to fit your training, fitness or riding time requirements. To help you navigate easily, both rideable roads and other significant roadways are included. Our maps make It easy to find new roads to explore and to add variety to your route.
A profile for each route, plus the elevation gain and route description, will help you to determine the terrain and degree of difficulty.
Knoxville, Tennessee's first bicycling guidebook was worth the wait. Colquitt saw the need for a guidebook dedicated to Knoxville's cycling routes. The result is Bicycling Routes, a reference tool that will be invaluable to local cyclists as well as to visitors from out of town. In researching the book, Colquitt tapped into the collective knowledge of Knoxville's cycling community to draw a bead on the best roads and routes close to Knoxville. Bicycling Routes is purposefully small enough to enable cyclists to copy off pages to take with them. The book includes contact information for the bike shops, clubs and numerous bicycle tours and races around the region. --Morgan Simmons - Knoxville News Sentinel