Cycling News

2023 League Cycling Instructor Seminar

Save the Date: The JRCF 2023 League Cycling Instructor Seminar at Henry Horton State Park has been scheduled for September 22-24, 2023

Registration Link: Chapel Hill TN 2023 LCI Seminar

LCI Scholarship Application for TN Residents

Request for Proposals: The JRCF 2023 Community Grants funding cycle is accepting proposals through May 31, 2023

Proposals for the 2023 Community Grants program are being accepted through May 2023. Projects that promote bicycling as a safe and health form of recreation and transportation at the grassroot community level have the highest probability of funding.

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

2023 Ride of Silence (5/17/23 @ 7pm)

The 2023 Ride of Silence as a "live in person event" scheduled for May 17, 2023. 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

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

The League of American Bicyclists Instructor Certification Seminar 2023

September 22-22, 2023

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 2023 LCI Seminar sponsored by JRCF must Register @ League of American Cyclists with this link Chapel Hill TN 2023 LCI Seminar

Bike to Market, Maryville TN, July 2, 2022

Bike to Market sponsored by Jeff Roth Cycling Foundation returns to the Maryville Farmers Market July 2. Those that bicycle to the Market will receive an in-store coupon from Cycology Bike Shop while supplies last. Youth helmets will be given to children while supplies last. Stop in to learn more about the work of the Foundation and its work to improve bicycling safety in Tennessee.


The booth opens at 9:00 am until sale out at the Maryville Farmers Market, Founders Square 122 East Broadway in Downtown Maryville TN. It is free.


Ride in from any of the Blount County Parks and Recreation parks using the fantastic greenway system. Enjoy the ride, purchase fresh foods and receive a $20.00 discount coupon from Cycology Bike Shop. (While supplies last.)

Smart Cycling Traffic Skills Course

May 7, 2022 (10am to 2pm)

Smart Cycling Traffic Skills Course

May 7, 2022 (10:00 AM –2:00 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 Donna Dixon 865-803-8887 for course information and registration or e-mail

Bike to Market

First Saturday Each Month - May-October

From Any Blount County Greenway

Helmets, Gift Coupons, and much much more!!

Maryville Farmers Market

Sponsors: Jeff Roth Cycling Foundation, Cycology Bike Shop, East TN Children's Hospital, East TN Epilepsy Foundation

The 2022 Ride of Silence

May 18, 2022 at 7:00 PM local time worldwide

We are pleased to announce the return of the annual Ride of Silence (ROS) scheduled for May 18, 2022 as a "live in-person event"  leaving from the Maryville Courthouse as in previous years. Please visit the ROS website, for more information.

Other Organizations Promoting Safe Cycling

League of American Bicyclists

People for Bikes

Safe Routes

Bike Law USA