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The Wheelmen Welcome YOU!

We encourage and promote safe, fun bicycling activities in East Tennessee. Whether you are a visitor or a Wheelmen Member we'd love to meet you!

Come on  a ride, volunteer for The Cherohala Challenge or come socialize and learn at our monthly meetings. 

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About Us

The Smoky Mountain Wheelmen Bike Club (SMWBC) was established in 1973 as a nonprofit 501 C (7) organization to promote and encourage cycling in all its phases.  Our mission is to make available to cyclists of all abilities, the opportunity to participate in appropriate year round cycling activities. We provide cycling-related educational opportunities, information and materials on cycling to club members, our community, to local bike clubs and shops, and to government officials. We participate in...

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Why Join the Club?

•Members socialize around shared passions and concerns.

•There is strength in numbers—be one of many who advocate for the safety and well-being of local cyclists.

•Your minimal dues will aide us in securing quality programming at each monthly meeting.                                              

•Get to know the folks who lead rides so you know what to expect prior to showing up for a ride. 

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The 2021 Cherohala Challenge is Cancelled

We'll be back in JUNE 25, 2022!


Join us on an Upcoming Ride!

We host many rides per week and visitors are always welcome.

Monday: Road ride typically in Oak Ridge area.

Wednesday: Gravel rides, mainly over Rich Mountain to Cade's Cove in the summer months.

Friday: Road ride typically in Knoxville area.

These are standing road rides but always check the SMW Facebook page for details each week which will detail ride leader, start time and exact location.

Depending on who shows, we plan diverse lengths and divide into groups depending on riders' skills and experience.

If it is raining or other adverse weather conditions exist, the rides will not take place.









 We ARE meeting on September 27!

Attendees will be treated to a tour of the Lemond Bicycle Facility. 

Come a get informed about what is going on at the Lemond Facility in West Knoxville. This former Tour de France winner is producing bicycles in our "own backyard" including a new electric bike. Come and see how it is done and what they have to offer! 

After the 6 pm tour, we'll have a short meeting and then the Wheelmen will supply pizza (we'll ask for donations to cover the costs) for all who RSVP via Facebook invitation. Bring drinks for yourself and/or to share. We would love to have new members join this evening, but membership is not required. Your memberships support bicycling in East Tennessee.                                     

This topic is pertinent for all riders and we welcome ALL cyclist and their guests. The Wheelmen are a welcoming group of cyclist who promote safe and fun riding in East Tennessee. To keep our programming affordable to all members and non-members alike, we have dinner dutch treat.

We ARE meeting on September 27!

Attendees will be treated to a tour of the Lemond Bicycle Facility. 

Come a get informed about what is going on at the Lemond Facility in Oak Ridge. This former Tour de France winner is producing bicycles in our "own backyard" including a new electric bike. Come and see how it is done and what they have to offer! 

After the 6 pm tour, we'll have a short meeting and then the Wheelmen will supply pizza (we'll ask for donations to cover the costs) for all who RSVP. Bring your own libations for yourself or to share. We would love to have new members join this evening, but membership is not required. Your memberships support bicycling in East Tennessee.                                     

This topic is pertinent for all riders and we welcome ALL cyclist and their guests. The Wheelmen are a welcoming group of cyclist who promote safe and fun riding in East Tennessee. To keep our programming affordable to all members and non-members alike, we have dinner dutch treat.

Current Club Members Who Paid Dues for 2020 are Automatically Renewed for 2021! 


We are kicking off our 2021 Meetings at the Lemond Oak Ridge Facility on September 27 at 6 pm. 


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