PLEASE NOTE: This page is not complete. We're still adding routes, points of interest and descriptions. But rather than wait until we had it 100% complete, we thought we'd go ahead and post what we have as it gets developed. So enjoy what we have so far and check back often for more!

Town & Country

From the streets of Chattanooga to the nearby country backroads, the Tennessee River basin offers a wide variety of topography and scenery, as well as numerous options of where to start and finish. Launch straight out of downtown Chattanooga or opt for a small town adventure north of the city. Either way you'll find beautiful cycling in the heart of the Chattanooga tri-state region!

Points of Interest

Each of the Scenic Bikeway routes below have been carefully mapped to maximize your time on the bike, giving you the best scenery, the most enjoyable roads, and the most interesting landmarks. To that end, each map highlights "points of interest" along the way - restaurants, rest stops, historic landmarks, etc.

Route Modifications

We've also noted how each route can be modified to make them shorter or longer. While the routes have recommended loops and turnaround points, there are plenty of ways to customize each route to whatever works best for you

For help planning your adventure in the region, check out ChattanoogaFun.com and SoutheastTennessee.com and click on the city names below for more information about all of the wonderful shops, restaurants, historic buildings, and fun activities each one has to offer!

Riverwalk

32 miles / 700 feet of climbing

Chattanooga's Riverwalk is a car-free rec path that offers a pleasant and surprisingly diverse ride from the heart of town!

START/FINISH: Chattanooga, TN
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Moccasin Bend

10 miles / 400 feet of climbing

One of the most popular routes with local cyclists, this in-town loop combines a manageable climb with one of the few flat roads in the Chattanooga region.

START/FINISH: Chattanooga, TN
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North Shore Hills

21 miles / 2100 feet of climbing

Test your legs and take in some great views of the city on this efficient in-town workout surveying North Chattanooga's hardest hills.

START/FINISH: Chattanooga, TN
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Raccoon Mountain

19 miles / 2000 feet of climbing

Experience the Tennessee River Gorge from the water's edge and from a mountain-top vista on this unique ride that includes a lap around a mountain-top lake!

START/FINISH: Chattanooga, TN
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Signal Mountain 1

19 miles / 1200 feet of climbing

See both sides of Signal Mountain, starting with a stunning view of the Tennessee River Gorge and featuring a rolling ride along the edge of the eastern escarpment with panoramic views of Chattanooga and beyond!

START/FINISH: Chattanooga, TN
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Signal Mountain 2

48 miles / 4200 feet of climbing

This challenging ride has it all - arguably the hardest climb in the Chattanooga region, a fun fast descent, sections of quiet neighborhood roads, and incredible views!

START/FINISH: Chattanooga, TN
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Soddy Daisy (Mowbray)

56 miles / 4000 feet of climbing

One of two Soddy Daisy routes that offer a great climb, fun descent, and the best way to ride north out of Chattanooga.

START/FINISH: Chattanooga, TN or Soddy Daisy, TN
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Soddy Daisy (Hotwater)

61 miles / 4200 feet of climbing

One of two Soddy Daisy routes that offer a great climb, fun descent, and the best way to ride north out of Chattanooga.

START/FINISH: Chattanooga, TN or Soddy Daisy, TN
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Ooltewah-Birchwood

56 miles / 3200 feet of climbing

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START/FINISH: Ooltewah, TN
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Brayton Mountain Loop

40 miles / 2500 feet of climbing

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START/FINISH: Dayton, TN
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GRAVEL: Guild Trail

17 miles / 1500 feet of climbing

A fun gravel ride just south of town on Lookout Mountain that offers scenic overlooks, beautiful wooded scenery, Civil War history, and relatively easy grades as it follows a historic railroad bed.

START/FINISH: Chattanooga, TN
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GRAVEL: Prentice Cooper

25 miles / 2000 feet of climbing

A challenging gravel grinder close to town with a great mix of scenery & topography and a couple of breathtaking views along the way!

START/FINISH: Chattanooga, TN
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Rules of the Road

  1. Always wear a helmet.
  2. Avoid using earbuds while riding, as awareness of your surroundings at all times is crucial to your safety as well as the safety of those around you.
  3. Keep an eye out for vehicles while riding and be considerate to vehicles trying to pass.
  4. Obey all traffic laws, which means stopping at all stop signs and traffic lights.
  5. Ride no more than two abreast.
  6. Ride on the shoulder or in a bike lane whenever possible.
  7. If you need to stop while riding, please get completely off the road.
  8. When crossing train tracks, try to have your wheels perpendicular to the tracks and don't turn your handlebar when riding across. Hold your line until you're on the other side. Never ride parallel with the tracks when crossing, as bike tires are easily caught in the gaps next to the rails.
  9. Control your speed on fast descents by feathering your brakes, and always brake before entering sharp turns (as opposed to a sudden hard squeeze in the middle of a turn).
  10. Communicate with other cyclists when riding as a group. When turning, signal with your hand and tell everyone which direction you're turning. Announce when you're slowing down or coming to a stop. Call out hazards in the road.
  11. Be predictable. Ride in a straight line without zig-zagging, and ride at a consistent speed without sudden accelerations or decreases in speed.