Adventure Cycling Association announces East Tennessee trail

The cycling trail runs from the Kentucky border to Knoxville, Chattanooga and onto Atlanta

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – The Adventure Cycling Association has designated two new U.S. Bicycle Routes in the country, including one that goes right through our area.

The USBR 21 trail through East Tennessee begins at the Cumberland Gap National Historic Park on the Kentucky boarder and drops through Knoxville to Chattanooga.

It completes a cycling link from Cleveland, Ohio to Atlanta, Georgia.

The U.S. Bicycle Route System is a growing national network of rides with safe routes that use existing roads and trails.

The ACA hopes it will one day pass 50,000 miles.

The new route through East Tennessee takes riders past Norris Lake, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, to Chickamauga Lake.

From there, it heads down Highway 193 into north Georga, with an optional loop into Pigeon Cove and passes through Summerville, west of Rome and Cedartown on the way to Atlanta.

Bike Trail Map

 

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