Visit Knoxville is pleased to announce the return of Bike Boat Brew & Bark to take place June 4, 2022 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Knoxville Adventure Collective (900 Volunteer Landing).
Bike Boat Brew & Bark celebrates the outdoor adventurer, the dog lover, the craft beer enthusiast, the local and the tourist looking to discover a secret in Knoxville’s urban wilderness. This annual event has become popular with visitors and locals alike – after all, Knoxville is a bike, boat, brew and bark-friendly city! It’s a place where you can ride your bike, bring your dog and explore Knoxville in a new way on this special day! Then live it, experience it, and continue to explore it all year long! We’ll show you how at Knoxville Adventure Collective on the Tennessee River!
“Bike Boat Brew & Bark is an exciting event that speaks to a wide variety of interests,” said Kim Bumpas, President of Visit Knoxville. “We promote Knoxville as a nature-loving-adventure-seeking-artsy-kinda-town, and this is a great opportunity for both visitors and locals to explore the greenways and waterways, experience breweries on the Ale Trail, and learn how to enjoy all the city has to offer year-round.”
Most of the activities are free to the public, some are paid experiences, and some events require registration. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Event shuttle provided by K.I.S.S. Caboose. Interactive Event Booths include the following: Knox County Parks & Recreation, Young Williams Animal Center, Volunteer Princess, B97.5, Visit Knoxville Visitors Center, Knoxville Adventure Collective, and Adopt a Golden Knoxville, and frozen treats from Kona Ice.
Full list of Bike Boat Brew & Bark Activities & Registration HERE.
ACTIVITIES WITH NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
James White’s Fort
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free self-guided tours and 1790s re-enactors onsite demonstrating
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free admission
City of Knoxville Parks & Recreation
Open session 15-minute Yoga classes from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (2nd Level near waterfall)
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Offering $10 burgers, $10 steak sandwiches, and Local Craft Beer
Knoxville Adventure Collective
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Offering e-bike and disc golf demos. See below for additional activities that require registration.
Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free admission & Scavenger Hunt
ACTIVITIES WITH REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
Legacy Parks Guided Hike to Morningside Park
Just minutes from downtown, Morningside Park features an 18-hole disc golf course, gently rolling terrain, large shade trees, and plenty of open space and play areas. Join Carol Evans and you’ll walk from the Outdoor Knoxville Adventure along the waterfront to the Morningside Greenway where we’ll loop through the park and visit the Alex Haley Heritage Square located at the northwest end of the park. Be sure to bring water and wear good walking shoes for this 3-mile hike. Register Here.
Vol Landing Riverwalk with Historian Jack Neely
10:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Join historian Jack Neely for a 2-hour Vol Landing Riverwalk tour. Ever notice those historical markers along Volunteer Landing? They tell a non-chronological story of soldiers, authors, and sailors who had something to do with Knoxville’s waterfront since 1791, connecting Cherokee chiefs to the Civil War to the Tennessee Vols. Jack Neely, historian of the Knoxville History Project, did the research for those markers back in the 1990s, and will help tell the stories, including that of Vagabondia, the long-vanished riverfront home of author Frances Hodgson Burnett that inspired the title of one of her early novels. It was surprisingly near the ramshackle houseboat home of Cornelius Suttree, the stoic protagonist of a very different novel by Cormac McCarthy. This year, Jack will also talk about the role the riverfront played in the 1982 World’s Fair. Register Here.
Bike Walk Knoxville Guided Urban Bike Ride
10 a.m. – Noon
Explore Knoxville’s greenway system and bike routes on this urban bike ride with Bike Walk Knoxville. This 2-hour round-trip ride will start and end at UT Gardens and travel along the greenways, downtown, and over into South Knox. We will stop along the way at Volunteer Landing at Knoxville Adventure Collective, Suttree Landing Park, and World’s Fair Park in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the 1982 World’s Fair. Register Here.
Downtown Knoxville Walk with Alan Sims
10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Enjoy a two-hour stroll around downtown with InsideofKnoxville.com’s Knoxville Urban Guy (AKA Alan Sims). Knoxville’s strong growth has continued in rapid fashion. The walk will explore new businesses and new development in the city, focusing on events of the last year. Also featured will be a brief conversation about the World’s Fair on its 40th anniversary. Enjoy spring in the city and ask that question you’ve always wanted to ask about downtown development and life in the city. (Inside of Knoxville has been a source for downtown information since 2010.) Register Here.
Brewery Slow Rides
Interested in Knoxville’s brewery scene? We would love for you to join some of the Knoxville Area Brewers Association’s member brewers as they showcase Knoxville’s great breweries (see registration link for meet up locations). Representatives from Crafty Bastard Brewery, Clinch River Brewery, Hexagon Brewing Co., Alliance Brewing Co., Fanatic Brewing Company, Elst Brewing and Printshop Brewing Company will partner up and lead round-trip rides from the breweries to Knoxville Outdoor Adventure Collective in a relaxed, slow bike ride. Riders will be able to see how easy it is to ride and enjoy some of the best local craft beer in Knoxville! Registration required. Space is limited. Meet-up locations vary, see Eventbrite registration for info and meet-up times. Register Here.
Knoxville Adventure Collective
Have you ever wanted to try stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, e-bikes, disc golf, or Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness via bike? Join Knoxville Adventure Collective during Bike Boat Brew & Bark and learn how!
- 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. SUP Open Session
- 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Discounted Mountain & Greenway Bikes
- 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. E-bike and disc golf demos
- 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Kayak Open Session
- 7:15 p.m. Sunset Paddle
If you’re hungry, grab a beer and a brat and relax under the umbrella tables from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Registration is required for most activities. Equipment is available for the additional discounted cost through Knoxville Adventure Collective. If you have your own equipment, it is free but be sure to Register Here.
Keep Knoxville Beautiful
Roll up your sleeves, bring your friends and get ready to make an impact within our community! Keep Knoxville Beautiful in partnership with Visit Knoxville’s Bike Boat Brew & Bark, will be hosting a Community Clean up at Second Creek. Register Here.
Volunteer Landing Marina Pontoon Boat Shuttle to Suttree Landing Park
Volunteer Landing Marina is Downtown Knoxville’s only Marina! For Bike Boat Brew & Bark, Volunteer Landing Marina will be offering FREE pontoon boat shuttles round-trip to Suttree Landing Park from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Call the marina to reserve at (865) 633-5004.
For more information on these activities and registration links, please visit bikeboatbrewbark.com.