- NEWS -

- Thanksgiving Schedule -

turkey bike

Kickstand will be closed on the Friday & Saturday following Thanksgiving. That's the 27th & 28th. We will be back open for regular hours on Tuesday, December 1st.

- Three Bikes For Bridge Refugee Services -

Kickstand was proud to be able to provide three bikes for Bridge Refugee Services. They will be used by new immigrants, with no driving credentials here, to get to work and school. Pictured is Jeremy from Bridge Refugee Services. He and Brad from Kickstand picked out three very comfortable and solid commuter bikes.

Tour de Lights

Tour de Lights

Time: Friday, December 18, 2015, starts 7PM

Place: Market Square, Downtown, Knoxville

Knoxville's premier family bike ride. Join us for this fun, free bike parade through Downtown, 4th & Gill, and Old North Knoxville. Participants are encouraged to get creative with lights, costumes, and decorations.

* Free bike safety checks and judging for the decorating contest begin at 6 p.m.

* Hot cocoa and treats are available thanks to Mast General and Three Rivers Market.

The route is about 5 miles long and takes less than an hour.The pace is casual, all streets will be completely closed to traffic for the event.

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Time: 4PM before the Tour de Lights. Ride to Market Square will leave at 5:30PM

Location: Fourth United Presbyterian Church, 1323 N Broadway, Knoxville. This is across the street from K-Brew and Greenlee's Bicycle Shop. Parking and shop are behind the church off Glenwood.

Decorate your bike with Kickstand! We will be having a pre-Tour party with refreshments and bike decorating. We will have some decorations on hand, but please feel free to bring your own and some to share. Kickstand will be doing minor repairs and adjustments, and airing tires. If you don't have a bike, we will have some you can borrow and even buy!

At 5:30PM Kickstand will lead a bike ride to Market Square where the Tour de Lights begins. Anyone is welcome to join. Leisurely pace. About 20 minutes. Helmets required as well as adult supervision of children.

The law requires that all children under 16 wear helmets.Bikes are required to have a white front light that shows for 300 feet and a red rear reflector for riding at night. Kickstand will help you install these items, but we don't have any at the shop.

- Friends From KARM Get Free Bikes -

The two men above are David and Stephen. Both needed bikes for regular transportation. Below is Stephen's friend Nicole who got a very comfortable ride and is still poking around for a rear rack so she can haul groceries.

- November Business Meeting -

Saturday, November 7, 2015, 11AM @ Fourth United Presbyterian Church

business meeting

Kickstand had its montly business meeting. Attending were Paul, Brad, Chris, & Don. Quite a few important issues were discussed.

We decided on hosting or participating in several events throughout the holidays. It was decided that Kickstand would host a decoration party before Tour de Lights. This includes a ride from our shop to Market Square where the Tour begins.

We will have at least one kids' Learn To Ride session before Christmas and one after. Specific dates and locations to be announced. We may have a third Learn To Ride in November if there is enough interest.

It was decided that we will help Maggie with Folk @ Fourth. We have cooked and served food for this event before and had a great time doing so. We look forward to helping with Folk @ Fourth again.

We have quite a few bikes finished and ready to go. We came up with several ideas on how to use them. Many of the finished kids bikes were donated to children's charities. Some adult bikes will go to KARM, Fourth Presbyterian, and The Epilepsy Foundation for all of the generosity they show us.

- Kelley Segar's Birthday -

October 28th

Happy birthday to Kelley Segars, Knoxville's most prominent bicycle activist. She has worked to put hundreds of Knoxvillians on bikes through group rides and a variety of training programs.

Kelley is most famous for starting the Tour de Lights in which cyclists from all over the area decorate their bikes for a leisurely Christmas ride from Downtown Knoxville. She also developed the annual Bike Festival and Neighborhood Bike Ride series.

Kelley also started the Bicycle Ambassador program which has helped many cyclists find their way around Knoxville. Many Kickstand members are also Bicycle Ambassadors. It is with gratitude for the above that Kickstands wishes Kelley a happy birthday! Long may she roll!

- Open Streets 2015 -

Sunday afternoon, October 25, 2015

Central Street from the Old City to Happy Holler

Today was Knoxville's first Open Streets and Kickstand was there. At times it was a bit slow, as certain areas along Central from the Old City to Happy Holler had the densest crowd...

More Details & Pix Here!

- Bike Decorating At Striped Light -

Friday evening, October 23, 2015

Striped Light Printing Studio

107 Bearden Place, North Knoxville

Kickstand hosted a bike decorating party at Striped Light print shop. Striped Light was generous enough to let us use their space for the event. The turnout was light, but it was still a good time. Art supplies and food were provided by Kickstand.

The decorating was in preparation for the Open Streets event the following Sunday. Striped Light generously offered to let Kickstand store bikes at their site which is in the area where Kickstand will be participating in Open Streets. Thanks, Striped Light!

To check out Striped Light go to their website.

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- Vestal Boys & Girls Club's First Visit To Kickstand -

Thursday, October 22, 2015 at Kickstand's Shop

Kickstand was happy to host a bike giveaway for four kids in the Vestal Boys & Girls Club.Kadyn, Rama, Sophie, and Genie got fitted with helmets and then picked out a bike from one of the largest selections Kickstand has had. Sophie (little girl with glasses) learned to ride a bike!

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- Boys & Girls Club Youth Of The Month -

for October

Thursday, October 15, 2015 at Kickstand's Shop

Kickstand was pleased to host 3 girls from the Boys & Girls Clubs on Thursday, October 15, 2015. They were chaperoned by Darren of B&G Clubs. All were fitted with helmets and then got to choose from a wide variety of bikes.

Estella, the youngest, needed to learn how to ride a bike. It took her all of 20 minutes. She started with a strider, moved on to a small pedal bike, and ended up choosing a purple stunt bike.

The other two girls were already good riders. Dionna, the oldest, was ready for an adult bike and got her first bike with gears. She quickly figured them out, too.

The other girl was Lillie (in the blue jacket). She could handle a bike very well and chose a bike that is good both for general riding and stunts.

All the girls got helmets and bikes that fit well. We hope they use both well into the future.

More pix here!!