Knoxville Bicycle Clubs

Appalachian Mountain Bike Club

Mission Statement: "The purpose of this site now, is to provide a place for information exchange. Where to ride, when to ride, how to ride."

Knox Velo Club

Contact: Robbie Kidd (robbiekidd(at)mac(dot)com)

Mission Statement: "To promote the sport of cycling through competitive racing, and community events; to encourage our youth to become involved in cycling as a life-long activity; and to grow the sport's awareness in East TN."

East TN Junior Cycling

Mission Statement: "Our development program is designed to help area junior cyclists gain knowledge in the sport of cycling and to help them increase their agility, speed, endurance, and overall performance as a cyclist."

Knoxville Bike Collective

(Still in its formative years, but we thought you'd want to know. —Ed.)

Mission Statement: "The Knoxville Bike Collective is a completely volunteer group of bicycle lovers/riders in Knoxville, TN. We aim to spread do-it-yourself bicycle knowledge and advocate for bicyclists' rights and awareness. We are currently looking for a space to house a shop of sorts that would be open to the community to learn bicycle repair and maintenance. If you have a space or know someone who does for a relatively cheap rate, please e-mail us at knoxbikecollective@yahoo.com"

Southern Cycling Operations

Mission Statement: "Our efforts go to promoting cycling in Knoxville and surrounding areas. This year the SCO club put on two races: the River Road Time Trial and the Downtown Maryville Criterium Race, and the 2nd Annual English Mountain Challenge. In the past, we've had over 400 riders participate in these events, and we're hoping for even more this year!"

Smoky Mountain Wheelmen Bicycle Club

Mission Statement: "The Smoky Mountain Wheelmen Bicycle Club is a recreational cycling club based in Knoxville, TN, that schedules approximately 150 group rides a year on the lightly traveled backroads of East TN. Club members enjoy sharing knowledge of all aspects of cycling, and we are blessed with one of the greatest areas of the country for bicycling. For over thirty years, the SM Wheelmen have been working actively to promote all aspects of bicycling through education and example. The membership fee includes membership in the club, a monthly newsletter, and other benefits such as discounts at bike shops and additional insurance coverage. We have something to offer the beginner to the veteran cyclist, so come out and join us."

Knox Revolution Women's Cycling Club

Mission Statement: "The Knox Revolution Women's Club is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to promoting the sport of cycling among women of all ages and abilities. Our goal is to encourage women to engage in an active lifestyle by introducing them to this challenging, multi-faceted sport. We achieve this goal by offering a network of experienced riders who provide advice and support with respect to all aspects of cycling, including skills, training, and nutrition, all in a non-threatening and supportive environment. Additionally, we are dedicated to raising public awareness of issues related to women's health and fitness, as well as bicycle advocacy. And we have fun doing it!"

League of American Bicyclists

Mission Statement: "To promote bicycling for fun, fitness, and transportation, and to work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America. We do this by representing the interests of the nation's 57 million cyclists. With a current membership 300,000 affiliated cyclists, including 40,000 individuals and 600 affiliated organizations, the League works to bring better bicycling to your community."

USA Cycling

Mission Statement: "What are the benefits of joining USA Cycling? Fun, friendship, and training partners; opportunity to compete in more than 2,500 mountain bike, road, and cyclo-cross sanctioned events; local, regional, and national events; coaching mechanics, and officials programs."

University of Tennessee (Knoxville) Cycling Team

Mission Statement: "UT Cycling Club is a group of students just wanting to promote cycling around the Knoxville area and represent the University of Tennessee in the cycling world. We are always looking for new members, so if you are just off the training wheels or the new Armstrong, please, contact us!"

Foothill Striders

Mission Statement: "The Foothill Striders Club is a local, non-profit organization, which was established more than twenty years ago to promote recreation and healthy lifestyles among its members and to provide them with an outlet for community service. The club organizes various activities for the membership including hikes, bike rides, runs, walks, backpack trips, whitewater rafting excursions and picnics. The club is dedicated to promoting the healthy enjoyment of the natural recreational resources of East Tennessee."