On Monday, May 19, 2016- we got the chance to take a day ride. The skies were clear, with a cool start and temps rising into the mid 70’s, it was a perfect day to ride.
Jeff kicks off the day in this short video:
We left our home in North Knoxville around 10:30am and headed north on Clinton Highway. We quickly realized we need to add a neck warmer….
We rode to Clinton and took Seviers Boulevard along the river stopping briefly at Gibbsferry Park.
We then traveled into Oak Ridge where we stopped to fuel up.
We then took 95 to 58 and into Kingston.
We stayed on 58 riding south. Then, we took 72 into Paint Rock.
From Paint Rock, we took 322 south into Sweetwater. Riding through Sweetwater, we stayed on 322 riding east to 72. We then took 411 south to Madisonville.
In Madisonville we stopped for a late lunch at the Lamp Post Restaurant.
After lunch we rode north on 411 to Vonore then took 360 to Fort Loudoun State Park. You can visit the park website by CLICKING HERE.
At the Park there’s a swimming area, a nice visitor center with an in-house museum, and beyond the visitor center is a full scale replica of Fort Loudoun. (We’ll have to come back another day when we have more time.)
After our visit we took 360 back to 411, then rode north back into Maryville, and then Alcoa back to Knoxville.
We got back home at 3:30pm and our total ride was 147 miles.
You can see our entire list of Day Rides by CLICKING HERE.