Downtown Knoxville Hosts 2016 Tour de Lights

The 2016 Tour de Lights rolled from Market Square through the streets of Knoxville last Friday night and for the third consecutive year, organizers estimated the crowd at over 1000 participants. Certainly, the square was full of decorated, colorful bikes, people of all ages and a lot of smiles. There was one – and at […]

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 […]

Tennessee Valley Bikes: Serving a Basic Urban Need with Style

One of the conversational threads that runs through many of our discussions on this website is the need to for basic necessities for downtown to complement the culinary and entertainment options which have proliferated here. With a small, though growing, downtown population, these kinds of businesses bring more risk in that visitors to downtown may […]

Urban Guy Takes a Bike Class: I Bike Knx Has It Going On

It’s been nearly a year now since I bought my bike from Kickstand Community Bike Shop. I rode pretty steadily through the summer and into the fall, but crumbled when the weather turned cold. I didn’t want to walk outside, let alone bike. By spring my tires were flat, pump lost and muscles deteriorated. A […]

Tour de Lights 2014

The eighth annual Tour de Lights was held this past Friday night. I almost rode in this one, but blogga world got a little crazy the end of last week, so I didn’t make it. Maybe next year. It’s always fun and the creativity is beyond what I could ever muster. Elves, Santas, Wise Men […]