Kickstand Prepares to Provide Necessary Cycling Infrastructure; Could Use Your Help

I’ve mentioned Kickstand several times over the years. It’s been just over three years since I wrote a full article about the group. In that time they’ve continued their mission of putting bikes in the hands of children and adults who need them. Some of the bikes are given directly, but most are given through […]

Downtown Knoxville to get DreamBikes

DreamBikes, a 501(c)3 formed by Trek Bikes in 2008, is an organization that has “refurbished and returned 10,000 bikes to the community,” while, “providing jobs for over 100 teens.” The organization achieved these accomplishments through two locations: Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Expanding after eight years, the organization will add stores in three other cities: a […]

Pedal Java: Coffee on Wheels

As coffee culture grows in Knoxville, we’ve started to get some interesting permutations both in the bean itself and the ways it’s delivered. This may be one of the most interesting: a bicycle pulling a cart with everything needed for a good cup of coffee, hot chocolate or a fancy coffee drink. Andrew Mrozkowski moved […]

Top Four Good News Stories from the City

It’s easy to fall into a pattern of bad news or complaints. We tend toward the negative much more readily than the positive, for some reason. Sometimes I do that on this blog, as positive as I’d like it to be, sometimes when I look around the city I forget to look for the stories […]

Greenlee’s Bike Shop: Knoxville’s Oldest

Just across the street from Kickstand, at 1402 North Broadway on the corner of East Glenwood and Broadway, sits one of the oldest bike shops in the country and certainly the oldest in continuous operation in Knoxville. The beginnings are a bit murky, but it began operation sometime around the turn of the last century. […]