April 25, 2006 - Has your bike been in
the garage too long? Do you want to know how to get from downtown
to Ijams Nature Center or Caswell Park without getting in a car? Come
down to Market Square for one of two beginner bikes rides offered
during Smart Trips Week. Both rides are free of charge and open to
The Sunday Bike Ride is April 30th at 2 p.m. and goes from Market
Square to Ijams Nature Center, using the new Riverside Greenway
and Will Skelton Greenway extension. Monday's Beginner Bike Ride
starts at 6:15 p.m. and goes from Market Square to Caswell Park
and Parkridge neighborhood. Helmets are required for these rides.
The Beginner Bike Rides are part of Smart Trips Week, from April
29 to May 6, which includes the Commuter Challenge. The Commuter
Challenge is open to anyone who is willing to carpool, ride the
bus, bike or walk to work at least once during Smart Trips Week.
In return, challenge participants save money, help improve air quality,
reduce traffic congestion, and are entered into a raffle for some
great prizes donated by local businesses.
You can register online at http://www.knoxtrans.org/smarttripsweek/index.htm.