Bike the Bunkers

Join Outdoor Chattanooga on a guided and equipped “bunker bicycle tour” along the paved trail system at Enterprise South Nature Park while Park Rangers offer a commentary on the history of the 2,800-acre wooded park that was once used as an old Army Ammunition Plant. This tour is considered an intermediate/moderate bike ride that contains hilly climbs and descents.

Bike the Bunkers

Learn the history of the bunkers on a moderate bike ride on the paved trails at Enterprise South Nature Park.

Bike the Bunkers

Learn the history of the bunkers on a moderate bike ride on the paved trails at Enterprise South Nature Park.

Bike the Bunkers

Learn the history of the bunkers on a moderate bike ride on the paved trails at Enterprise South Nature Park.

Bike the Bunkers

Learn the history of the bunkers on a moderate bike ride on the paved trails at Enterprise South Nature Park.

Bike the Bunkers

Learn the history of the bunkers on a moderate bike ride on the paved trails at Enterprise South Nature Park.

Bike the Bunkers

Learn the history of the bunkers on a moderate bike ride on the paved trails at Enterprise South Nature Park.

Bike the Bunkers

Learn the history of the bunkers on a moderate bike ride on the paved trails at Enterprise South Nature Park.

Bike the Bunkers

Learn the history of the bunkers on a moderate bike ride on the paved trails at Enterprise South Nature Park.

Ride time is approximately 2 hours, covering 6-miles of hilly terrain with a few stops to learn about the history of the park. This family-friendly adventure is appropriate for ages 12+ when accompanied by a participating adult. Participants need to be confident bike riders that can independently shift, maneuver, and operate a bike with hand brakes, listen, follow instructions and be able to make decisions quickly while moving at higher speeds. See our Learn to Ride a Bike Class to learn these skills.

This tour is not appropriate for riders using training wheels, e-bikes, tricycles or novice riders. Bring your own bike and helmet or borrow one of ours at no additional charge with registration and payment thanks to a grant from the Ironman Foundation and Friends of Outdoor Chattanooga. Our bikes are appropriate for riders 5’2” to 6’3”. Cost: $10 per person includes use of a bike, helmet, guide staff and ride support. Same price if you use your own bike. Reservations required in advance. Please make your bike selection during the check out process. For more info or questions call 423-643-6888.

What You’ll Discover

  • The history of the 2,800-acre Enterprise South Nature Park
  • How the bunkers were used for ammunition storage
  • How to access the paved trail system at the park
  • Basic bicycle safety and helmet check

FAQs

When is this tour offered?

In collaboration with the Rangers at Enterprise South Nature Park, this is a one time offering on Monday, March 18 at 9:30 a.m. Please contact us if you would like to see this tour offered again. Click here to register online.

 

Can I use my own bike?

Yes, but we can also provide you with one if you don’t have one. Please make the appropriate selection during the check out process.

How much does it cost and do I have to reserve in advance?

Cost: $10 per person includes bike, helmet, guide staff and ride support. Same price even if you use your own bike. Reservations are required in advance as space is limited to 12 participants. Click here to register online.

What's the minimum age?

This adventure is appropriate for ages 12+ when accompanied by an adult. 

Do I need to know how to ride a bike to participate?

Yes. Riders must be able to ride independently, shift, maneuver, and operate a bike with hand brakes, listen and follow instructions and be able to make decisions quickly while moving at higher speeds in order to participate in this adventure. This tour is not appropriate for riders using training wheels, e-bikes, tricycles or novice riders. 

How long and far is the ride?

Ride time is approximately 2 hours, covering 6-miles of hilly terrain with a few stops to learn about the history of the park.

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Did You Know?

Trails and greenways provide so much more than a recreational benefit for the occasional jogger and cyclist. Exposure to nature, parks and trail networks provide important environmental, economic, social, and health benefits for individuals and communities as a whole. Enterprise South Nature Park has over 35-miles of paved and unpaved trails open for day hiking, trail running, mountain biking, road biking, horseback riding and ADA accessible recreation. The park also offers 4 picnic areas, historical exhibits, a visitors center, bike rentals and a 7-mile driving loop.

This Bike the Bunkers Tour aims to highlight the paved trail systems at the park while showcasing Chattanooga’s natural resources for future protection and conservation, while also providing recreational opportunities for individuals.

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