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If the upcoming meeting hasn't been posted yet, check back! The Club is currently searching for a meeting location and will post under each meeting as soon as determined. Thank you for your interest in the Wheelmen!

Upcoming Events

    • Monday, August 17, 2020
    • 6:30 PM (EDT)
    • TBD

    BIKE FIT: THE KEY TO COMFORT AND EFFICIENCY

    -Other than your busy life, what is holding you back from riding your bike every day?  

    -If you could change one thing about your bike, what would it be?

    Join us August 17. We will be enlightened by Mr. Eddie Sloan, owner of Bike Domesestique.

    If you are suffering from numb hands or toes, knee pain, lower back pain, shoulder discomfort or any number of other aches and pains after riding your bike, it is likely due to improper bike fit. Getting a professional bike fit is one of the most commonly skipped steps when buying a new bike, but it is one of the most important. If you want to ride happily and pain-free for many years and miles to come, do yourself a favor and give yourself the gift of a proper bicycle fit.

    A proper fit can:

    • Improve overall rider comfort
    • Help prevent cycling-induced repetitive stress injuries
    • Reduce or eliminate back, knee, neck and wrist pain
    • Reduce or eliminate “hot foot”
    • Reduce or eliminate saddle discomfort and genital numbness
    • Reduce or eliminate numbness in the hands and fingers
    • Reduce rider fatigue

    A good fit can also improve riding performance, because it allows the rider to use multiple muscle groups in the most effective and efficient manner.

    This topic is pertinent for all riders and we welcome ALL cyclist and their guests. We'll gather for social time and a brief meeting at 6:30 with presentation and dinner around 7:00 pm.

    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. Please rsvp if possible on Facebook so we can anticipate attendance.
     
     

     
     
     

     
     

    • Saturday, August 22, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Blount County Library, 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville, TN 37804
    Register

    LCI Smart Cycling Class

    We all know someone who has been hurt while riding a bike. Come to learn "Smart Cycling" etiquette, rules and recommendations to help keep us and our fellow riders safe! 

    • Whether you are a new rider or a seasoned one with a whole lot of experience, this class is for YOU!
    • We will learn in the classroom and doing live drills. Certification is available, but you can just come to learn too!
    • Class will be be divided according to experience levels. Turn up with your bike, be sure to bring your helmet.

    All are Welcome, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

    Upon registration, please leave current contact information so we can contact you for inclement weather change.

    THE DETAILS:  The Smart Cycling Course includes tips and techniques that increase the benefits of vehicular bicycling and stay safe while bicycling.

    Vehicular cycling (also known as bicycle driving) is the practice of riding bicycles on roads in a manner that is in accordance with the principles for driving in traffic. The course is two sections. The course combines online instruction with parking lot and on-road practice of vehicular bicycling principles.

    Course Description
    For Certification:  The Smart Cycling Course begins with participants completing an online self guided course.Go to http://www.bikeed.org/  and complete the online questions and then come to the session and do bike skill drills. 

    On bike skill session begins with a review of causes of crashes and strategies to prevent them. Come with your stories so we all can learn! Classroom session is ninety minutes to two hours. Then a review of bike skills will be given with practice before skill scoring.  

    For Certification:
    The course begins with participants completing an online self guided course. http://www.bikeed.org/ The Certificate of Completion must be printed by the participant then sent to the course instructor or brought to the bike skills course. 


    Register here or by calling Jay Snyder, 865-803-4412 or emailing him here. 



    • Saturday, September 12, 2020
    • 7:30 AM (EDT)
    • Tellico Plains High School

    The Smoky Mountain Wheelmen proudly present the 20th Edition of the Cherohala Challenge. 

    This year NEW DATE for The Challenge is September 12, 2020. The event offers four distinctive rides that almost anyone can find a ride that will fit their skill level with rides of  35, 53, 62 and 115 miles. 

    Don’t miss your opportunity to ride the famed Dragon Slayer, the Cherohala Skyway and surrounding region. The 115-mile route is a route that cannot normally be done without the support of an organized ride.  We supply SAG Support, Well-Stocked Rest Stops, Short-Wave Radio Support (cell phones do not work on most of the ride) and Private Restrooms. 


    The Wheelmen are proud of our legacy and want you to come experience one of the Southeast’s premier rides!


    • Monday, September 21, 2020
    • 6:30 PM (EDT)
    • TBD

    Our June meeting will feature a presentation and question/ answer session with Attorney Amy Benner Johnson.

    Amy is a trial attorney, who represents cyclist who have been injured while riding their bicycle. She is the Tennessee attorney for the national Bike Law Network and is on the board of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association.

    This topic is pertinent for all riders and we welcome ALL cyclist and their guests. We'll gather for social time and a brief meeting at 6:30 with presentation and dinner around 7:00 pm.

    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. Please rsvp if possible on Facebook so we can anticipate attendance.

    • Saturday, October 03, 2020
    • 8:30 AM (EDT)
    • Rush Strong School, Strawberry Plains, Tennessee

    The 11th annual Ride the Plains

    Please consider riding this scenic road tour of Jefferson Co, offering 15, 31, 50, 62, and 80 mile fully supported ride options.

    Super light traffic and beautiful scenery highlight this rolling trek through “the Plains”. Soft cotton shirts guaranteed to the first 300 registrants.  DeFeet performance socks also, to the first 250 registrants. The post-ride Buddy’s BBQ is again the reward at the finish. Great rest stop support provided by the faculty of Rush Strong School, with proceeds going to that organization. Expected participation--300

    Place:  Rush Strong School, 3081 West Old A.J. Highway, Strawberry Plains, TN US 37871

    • All rides depart at 8:30 am.
    • Packet Pickup/late registration: Friday, Oct 2, from 4 to 6:30 at Eddie's Health Shoppe, 8025 Kingston Pike (Suburban Center)
    • Day of ride PPU/Late Reg starts at 7 am at Rush Strong.  Day of ride registration available for $55

    Please bring signed USAC waivers (available on the RDE web site) to packet pickup to avoid delays.

    Sign UP

    This is NOT a Smoky Mountain Wheelmen ride, but a local ride to support charity. Many of our members participate  and we encourage other cyclist to join the fun for a worthy cause.





     

     

Monday, April 20, 2020 April Meeting is Cancelled!
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Country Cruise Tuesday Morning Ride
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Country Cruise Tuesday Morning Ride
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Country Cruise Tuesday Morning Ride
Monday, March 16, 2020 March Meeting - Know YOUR Rights as a Cyclist!
Monday, February 24, 2020 February Meeting
Tuesday, February 04, 2020 Tuesday's Country Cruise Ride
Monday, January 20, 2020 Monthly Gathering
Monday, January 20, 2020 Executive Board Meeting

Our club meets one Monday of every month at 6:30.

Weather permitting and depending on setting, we will lead a ride prior to meeting.

All our meeting are open to all cyclist and their guests. We socialize, discuss upcoming events and have a guest presenter.

When meeting at a restaurant, we eat Dutch Treat so we can keep the membership dues low and so are meetings are affordable to all interested. 


Kent Bostick, Knoville's own cycling legend, was our January 2020 presenter. 

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