Cycling in Tennessee

Cycling in Tennessee


Trails, sidewalks and bikeways play a vital role in Tennessee by providing transportation options outside of automobiles. There is continuous growth statewide in terms of the interest in the role of cycling, and Tennessee strives to improve bicycling conditions that will lead to healthy, safe and active lives. Whether it be for cruising along the state's natural trails to getting around town to touring, bicycling is a popular form of recreation.

For bikers interested in taking long-distance rides, Tennessee welcomes bicyclists to take advantage of the state's five highway routes: Reelfoot, River, Heartland, Highland Rim and Mountains. When cycling along the routes, bikers should take caution as the roads are used by trucks and cars. All highways along the route are marked with bicycle route signs, which include a milepost number, which is based on a west-to-east and south-to-north