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Hit the road with Bike Tennessee

Learn about this new statewide road cycling initiative created by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development.

Two people road cycling on a countryside with the mountains in the background.

Thanks to a collaboration with Shannon Burke of local Velo View Bike Tours, we’re taking our bikes to the roads.

Photo provided by Tennessee Department of Tourist Development

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The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development recently launched the Bike Tennessee initiative, highlighting professional road cycling routes, neighboring small towns + breathtaking views.

Ready to ride? Get a crash course on the rules of the road + try these six trails around the Greater Chattanooga area. Pro tip: Check out each map for places to stop along your journey.

Signal Mountain Out + Back | 19 miles + 1,200-ft elevation range

Stay close to home with this route that not only gives you scenic views overlooking Chattanooga but is near local spots like Walden’s Ridge Park + Civil Provisions and Bar.

A man traveling on the road in a disability-friendly bike.

Take a break on your journey by stopping at Morris Vineyard.

Photo provided by Tennessee Department of Tourist Development

Chatata Valley Loop | 25 miles + 1,500-ft elevation range

Take your ride through the backroads of Cleveland as you take in the scenic backdrop of the Cherokee National Forest. Note: Be prepared for a challenge going through this hill country.

Monkey Town Loop | 43 miles + 3,000-ft elevation range

This loop begins and ends in nearby Dayton + with two notable climbs up the Brayton Mountain and Evensville Mountains, expect a challenging but scenic route. Bonus: Snag a beer at Monkey Town Brewing Co. to cool down.

Lower Sequatchie Valley Loop | 48 miles + 1,600-ft elevation range

Begin the journey in Jasper and head through the valley toward the community of Cartwright while taking in the sights of mountains and farmland.

Middle Sequatchie Valley Loop | 29 miles + 1,400-ft elevation range

This route begins at the Cookie Car Cafe in Dunlap and heads north through the county, bringing riders to Walden’s Ridge + the South Cumberland Plateau — your trip will be full of farmland.

Two people road cycling on farmland, passing a barn with a slanted red roof.

Get a new view of the surrounding small towns and farmlands when taking the Bike Tennessee routes.

Photo provided by Tennessee Department of Tourist Development

Upper Sequatchie Valley Loop | 35 miles + 1,800-ft elevation range

Travel from Pikeville to where the Sequatchie Valley begins, taking in views of the neighboring small town, farmlands, and the river.

Bonus: Challenge yourself to a multi-day ride on all three routes on the Sequatchie Valley Loop + stay midway in Dunlap.

If you’re looking to also connect with a larger biking community, check out these statewide events, offering rides all over.

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