There are so many ways to experience Blount County. This is especially true when it comes to exploring the natural areas that play a major role the small towns that compose it. If you’re interested in spending the day outside while moving at a faster pace than walking and hiking will allow, why not consider spending your day on a bike? With a number of trails ranging from moderate to advanced in difficulty, you’ll be able to see so much of Maryville, Townsend, Alcoa, and more from the seat of a bicycle.

Rentals for a Day of Cycling

Once you decide to take a cycling adventure through Blount County, you’ll have a few more decisions to make. From the local greenways to mountain biking trails in wooded areas, where will you decide to explore? In addition to this, where will you be renting your bike from? We have a few recommendations below.

Cycology Bicycles

Cycology Bicycles, located in downtown Maryville, can fit you with the right bike for the day. From a bike that’s perfect for cruising around town to a mountain bike with the suspension you’ll need for rougher terrain, Cycology Bicycles will make sure all your needs are met for a full day of adventure. In addition to this, the staff at Cycology is knowledgeable about all of the best biking trails for any skill level, so be sure to ask them for recommendations if you’re unsure about where to go. Rent one of their finest bicycles starting at only $35 per day!

Location:
Cycology Bicycles
2408 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy
Maryville, TN 37804

Hours:
Mon-Fri 9:00AM – 7:00PM
Sat 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Sun 12:00PM – 6:00PM

Knucklebusters Speed Shop

One town over, Knuckle Busters Speed Shop offers bike rentals that are sure to excite. Spend your day riding through the Smokies on some of the finest bicycle brands and take in all the beautiful scenic routes. This popular business has everything you need, from group rates to single rates that you can enjoy at your own pace. Along with ensuring that you have a great time, Knucklebusters also wants to keep you safe which is why you are provided a helmet with every bike rental. Get started on your trail ride today!

Location:
Knucklebusters Speed Shop
209 Wears Valley Road
Townsend, TN 37882

Rates:
Adult Rates
½ day (up to 5 hours): $20 + tax
Full day (5 + hours): $30 + tax
24 Hours: $40 + tax
Multi-Day: $35 + tax
Child Rates
(20-inch bike frames and smaller)
Half price of adult rates

Blount County’s Best Cycling Trails

If you are wanting to ride through the greenway trails on your own time, you’re in luck! There are plenty in Blount County for you to explore. Take a look at some of the best trails you should take advantage of on your next trip.

Maryville-Alcoa Greenway

Location: Blount County, Tennessee
Length: 9 miles.
Type of Road: Asphalt.
Features: Offers links to shopping districts, businesses, fitness stations, picnic pavilions, and more.

Townsend Bicycle Trail

Location: Runs parallel to Hwy US 321 in Townsend
Length: Approximately 3 miles.
Type of Road: Good paved surface with short hills.
Features: Scenic view of the beautiful area, access to several different restaurants, shopping locations, motels, and more.

Ellejoy Jaunt

Location: Northeastern part of Blount County, Tennessee
Length: Approximately 20.5 miles or shorter route 10.5 miles.
Type Road: Good paved surface with some hills.
Features: Gorgeous view of farmlands, mountains, streams, historical site, and more.

Little River Run

Location: Eastern part of Blount County, Tennessee
Length: Approximately 11 miles.
Type Road: Good paved surface with a mostly easy grade.
Features: Take in the mountain streams, wildflowers, and other nature filled views.

Cades Cove Loop Road

Location: Cades Cove/Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Length: Approximately 11-mile loop.
Type Road: Paved, not many bumps or rough patches.
Features: Ride past cabins, churches, mills, mountain streams, and panoramic vistas.

For more of the best bicycle routes be sure to visit About Townsend to get your route started!

Relax and Refuel After the Ride

After a hard day of biking you’ll want to relax and eat a filling meal. Be sure to check out Round 6 Brewing for a beer, and after that stop on by The Walnut Kitchen for a dinner and dessert. You deserve it after conquering the trails of Blount County by bike.

If you are interested in discovering more trails/trips/adventures to go on in the south, be sure to like Roll N South’s facebook page to stay up-to-date! You never know what path we might take you on.