Chattanooga has fantastic flow trails, and an outrageously beautiful riverside multi-use trail. Then there is Raccoon Mountain, which is challenging on so many levels. Want more? Knoxville has days of flow trails for even more fun and is only a short drive.
The city of Chattanooga is known for being bicycling friendly. If you choose lodging in town, there are dozens of restaurants, several parks, the aquarium, a farmer's market, and public art exhibits. You could easily take time after a morning ride and tour the town from your bike.
We suggest securing an AirB&B or VRBO in the area just north of Renaissance Park and Coolidge Park. There are plentiful 2, 3 and 4 bedroom units that are walking distance to a plethora of restaurants and pubs along the river. Another cluster of rentals is just south of the University of Tennessee campus along MLK and Main. This is an historic area with older accommodations at a slightly lower cost. Again, walk to restaurants, bike to town. We suggest these two areas to keep people close together to facilitate socializing after rides and carpooling to dinner. You will have choices.
Check-in on Saturday, check-out on Friday or whenever. With so many riding opportunities you might need to stay a few extra days to experience all this greatness. Plan accordingly.
We suggest making lodging arrangements early since April is the season of 70° days and cool nights. This will be perfect for most any outdoor activities.
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