Getting Cars Off the Street and a Couple of National Shout-Outs for Knoxville

Today we’ll look at some of the issues we talk about or reference often on this city and I’ll share some of the good reading I’ve done recently on each of the topics. We’ll end with a couple of feel-good shout-outs to Knoxville from a national conservation group for good work being done in our […]

Can We Talk About Lady Parts?

UT seniors Sasha Reed and Zara Saponja have a different meaning in mind for the phrase they’ve chosen as the name for their new series of bicycle maintenance classes for women. They are on a mission to grow the ranks of women who are confident not only cycling, but also in basic bicycle maintenance and […]

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 […]