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ECD launched Slow Ride in October of 2015 to connect neighbors, encourage safe exploration by bike, and introduce people to city initiatives and programs that promote stronger neighborhoods. At the neighborhood bike rides, participants learn about important projects and initiatives in Chattanooga, meet new people and socialize, and enjoy a family-friendly bike ride with certified bike instructors and Chattanooga Police Department officers.

Through partnership with Outdoor ChattanoogaBike Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Department of Transportation, Slow Ride is able to offer bikes to rent for free so people without equipment can still participate. To reach even more residents of Chattanooga neighborhoods, Bike Chattanooga has extended discounted annual memberships to members of participating neighborhoods at Slow Rides.

Each ride is about 2.5 to 4 miles at a manageable pace for riders of all ages and abilities. Routes wind through neighborhoods past historic and community landmarks.

Since the launch, Slow Rides have been held in Highland Park, Glenwood, Orchard Knob, Fort Negley, Southside/Cowart Place, Jefferson Heights, and East Lake neighborhoods.

Which neighborhood will Slow Ride coast through next? You decide!

What's Slow Ride Like?

The first Slow Ride was in the Highland Park Neighborhood in October of 2015. Check out this fun video from that first neighborhood ride, shot and edited by Sarah Vansandt:

Chattanooga Slow Ride from Sarah Vansandt on Vimeo.


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Dottie Brewer