| October 3, 2006 - The
sixth annual Neighborhood Bike Ride, sponsored by the City of Knoxville
and organized by the Knoxville Regional Bicycle Program, will be held
on Saturday, October 7.
The 11-mile tour - which highlights the Mechanicsville, Lonsdale,
Oakwood/Lincoln Park and Old North Knoxville neighborhoods - will
begin at 9 a.m. at Market Square.
"This is a great way for Knoxville residents to get some exercise
while enjoying some of the historic neighborhoods that Knoxville has
to offer," said Mayor Bill Haslam.
The exact route of the neighborhood bike ride will not be revealed
until the day of the ride, in keeping with the suspense theme of the
movie, North by Northwest.
Helmets are required for all riders participating and bottled water
is recommended. The route is not recommended for young children. However,
children capable of riding an 11-mile tour with hills and who understand
street safety are welcome. Bicycles with at least seven speeds are
Free parking is available at the Locust Street Garage. Free pizza
will be provided at the end of the bike ride.
For more information, call Kelley Segars at 215-3815 or visit www.knoxtrans.org.