Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Bicycle Mornings in Cades Cove to Begin

Next Wednesday marks the first day of Bicycle Mornings in Cades Cove. From May 9th through late September, the Cades Cove Loop Road will be closed to motor vehicle traffic on Wednesday and Saturday mornings until 10:00 a.m. in order to allow bicyclists and pedestrians the chance to enjoy the cove.

Two years ago the Smokies re-paved the loop road and made it an outstanding destination for road bikes. The 11-mile one-way road provides bicyclists with excellent opportunities for viewing wildlife and touring 19th century homesites. During the summer and fall season, bicycles may be rented from the Cades Cove Campground Store (located near the Cades Cove Campground) if needed. For information call (865) 448-9034. If at all possible I would highly recommend bringing your own bikes.

If you wish to explore the interior of Cades Cove via Sparks Lane and Hyatt Lane, you will need a mountain bike or a hybrid.

For more information on cycling in the Smokies, please click here.

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Chuck Allen said...

You know how I feel about this. Heaven without cars...pure hell with cars.

The Smoky Mountain Hiker said...

Chuck - I hear you! We did the loop a couple of years ago on a bike (the first time), and I was amazed by how peaceful and quiet the Cove really is!!

The park really needs a solution on the ridiculous traffic...

sara said...

Yeah, no traffic, no noise, no cars. That would be like a paradise!

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