Experience the beautiful holiday lights of downtown, 4th & Gill, and Old North Knoxville by bicycle. The 7th annual Tour de Lights, hosted by the City of Knoxville and the TPO Bicycle Program and presented by Downtown Knoxville, will leave from the north end of Market Square on Thursday, December 12th at 7 p.m.

Participants are encouraged to get creative with lights, seasonal decorations and/or costumes. Prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories including best decorated person, best group theme, and best all around. All ages and skill levels are welcome on this easy, short ride. All streets will be closed to traffic this year. Hot chocolate and treats will be provided by the Mast General Store and Three Rivers Market.

Free bike safety checks and judging for the contest start at 6 p.m. Helmets are required. More information, including the route map, photos from previous years, and answers to Frequently Asked Questions, available at www.knoxtrans.org.