Cycling News

The JRCF 2024 Community Grants funding cycle is now closed

The Community Grants program for the 2024 funding cycle is now closed. Proposals are currently under review and decision letters will be sent out soon. Thank you for your participation.

Smart Cycling Traffic Skills Courses (2024)

The Jeff Roth Cycling Foundation is offering Smart Cycling instruction at the Blount County Library on these dates in 2024.

July 20, 2024

Register now for the July 2024 course

Sept 21, 2024

2023 Community Grants Awarded

The Jeff Roth Cycling Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the Community Challenge Grant Awards for the 2023 funding cycle

2024 Ride of Silence (5/15/24 @ 7pm)

The 2024 Ride of Silence scheduled for May 15, 2024. 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 events.

The 2024 Ride of Silence

May 15, 2024 at 7:00 PM local time worldwide

We are pleased to announce the annual Ride of Silence (ROS) scheduled for May 15, 2024, leaving from the Maryville Courthouse as in previous years. Please visit the ROS website, for more information.

Cycling Classes for New, Tentative, and Experienced Riders.

Perhaps you "just got back into riding" and that new E-bike has you on the greenway with the passion and enthusiasm you last experienced when you were a kid?

The Jeff Roth Cycling Foundation offers a variety of League of American Cyclists developed bicycle instruction classes for persons at all levels of experience.  We offer Learn to Ride, Smart Cycling, and Group riding Classes.  All classes require a bicycle in working order, and a helmet.  


If you have never ridden, we have taught several adults and children how to ride. Our certified instructors can get you on wheels too!


If it has been a long time since you have been out on your bike, or you would like to gain more confidence in riding on the road, our Smart Cycling Class provides information on the laws, proper lane positioning, how to ride in traffic, crash avoidance, bike handling skills, and a short group ride.  Even if you are an experienced cyclist, there is information in this course you will find valuable.


Jeff Roth Cycling Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting cycling, through advocacy and education, as a safe and healthy form of recreation and transportation.  All our instructors are League of American Cyclist Certified.  Classes are free and supported through the "Share the Road" license plate. Donations, however, and donations are always welcome.  If interested contact us today at:


Jay Snyder, 865-803-4412

Donna Dixon, 865-803-8887

Smart Cycling Traffic Skills Course

July 20, 2024 (9am to 12pm)

Smart Cycling Traffic Skills Course

July 20, 2024 (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

Blount County Public Library, 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville, TN 37804

Free Course, Pre-registration Required

Register online:

Smart Cycling Traffic Skills Course

Contact instructor Jay Snyder 865-803-4412 for course information and registration or e-mail

The League of American Bicyclists Instructor Certification Seminar 2024

September 27-29, 2024

The League’s Smart Cycling program is delivered nationally by over 2,000 League Cycling Instructors. The Jeff Roth Cycling Foundation fulfills its mission to promote safe cycling by providing opportunities for Tennessee cyclists to become League Certified Instructors during its annual seminar weekend. Qualified candidates will learn how to deliver the League Smart Cycling Program and become credentialed instructors. The JCRF offers a limited number of scholarships to encourage TN communities to identify instructor-candidates with interest in development and promotion of local Smart Cycling Programs. Additional information about the League's LCI and Smart Cycling programs are available at Smart Cycling | League of American Bicyclists.

Persons interested in attending the 2024 LCI Seminar sponsored by JRCF must Register HERE with this link Chapel Hill TN 2024 LCI Seminar

Other Organizations Promoting Safe Cycling

Bike Walk Tennessee

League of American Bicyclists

People for Bikes

Safe Routes

Bike Law USA