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Cycling News

2022 League Cycling Instructor Seminar

Registration is now open for the 2022 League Cycling Instructor Seminar at Henry Horton State Park

Registration Link: Chapel Hill TN 2022 LCI Seminar

LCI Scholarship Application for TN Residents

2022 Community Grants Funding Cycle Closed

The 2022 Community Grants funding cycle is closed. We appreciate the support of all those who applied this year. Please look for the 2023 Request for Proposals to be posted in November 2022.

2022 Community Grants Awarded

The Jeff Roth Cycling Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the Community Challenge Grant Awards for the 2022 funding cycle

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.

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

Other Organizations Promoting Safe Cycling

League of American Bicyclists

People for Bikes

Safe Routes

Bike Law USA