2022 League Cycling Instructor Seminar
Registration is now open for the 2022 League Cycling Instructor Seminar at Henry Horton State Park
2022 Ride of Silence (5/18/22 @ 7pm)
We are pleased to announce the return of the 2022 Ride of Silence as a "live in person event" scheduled for May 18, 2022. We will organize and ride from the Blount Co courthouse as in years past. Please arrive by 6:30 pm to get your bike ready as we will depart the parking lot precisely at 7pm with the bell-chime from the tower. Additional information can be found under the Events tab.
Smart Cycling Traffic Skills Course (May 7, 2022)
The Jeff Roth Cycling Foundation is pleased to announce the return of Smart Cycling 101 instruction.
Please read full information regarding the course and registration under Events
Community Bike Challenge Grants Program for 2022
The Jeff Roth Cycling Foundation is happy to announce the return of its 2022 Community Bike Challenge Program. Access the JRCF Grant Application following this link.
Additional information regarding eligibility and JRCF expectations can be obtained by contacting Chuck Faulkner by e-mail or text message to 865-309-4008.
2020 Community Challenge Bike Grants Program Awards Made
The annual Ride of Silence to raise awareness of cyclists injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents is scheduled for May 19, 2021 at 7:00 PM local time worldwide.
Click to learn more and see grant recipients.
Smart Cycling 101
Smart Cycling 101 class was held at the Blount Co. Library on March 1, 2020
3 Foot Law
Jeff Roth and Brian Brown Bicycle Protection Act
The Jeff Roth and Brian Brown Bicycle Protection Act of 2007 was signed into law on May 3, 2007, by Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen. Tennessee joins a handful of states that have moved forward to further protect cyclists on our roadways.
Passed without opposition in both the House and Senate, this act provides that "the operator of a motor vehicle when overtaking and passing a bicycle proceeding in the same direction on the roadway, shall leave a safe distance between the motor vehicle and the bicycle of not less than three feet (3') and shall maintain such clearance until safely past the overtaken bicycle." A violation of this section is a Class C misdemeanor.
Here is a copy of the Jeff Roth and Brian Brown Bicycle Protection Act of 2007