Mountain to Town

Mountain to Town Bike Adventure is a guided downhill mountain bike ride that highlights the scenic trails atop Lookout Mountain and how they connect to the Tennessee Riverwalk all the way to downtown Chattanooga! Join us for this all-inclusive downhill bike adventure to enjoy scenic views of the city while cruising down the Guild Trail until it connects with the Tennessee Riverwalk and follows the shores of the Tennessee River all the way back into town. Outdoor Chattanooga’s experienced guides will be with you during the ride providing support and instruction. You can use your own bike or borrow one of ours at no additional cost.

Mountain to Town

A beginner-friendly ride that features the best views of Chattanooga.

Mountain to Town

A beginner-friendly ride that features the best views of Chattanooga.

Mountain to Town

A beginner-friendly ride that features the best views of Chattanooga.

Mountain to Town

A beginner-friendly ride that features the best views of Chattanooga.

Mountain to Town

A beginner-friendly ride that features the best views of Chattanooga.

Mountain to Town

A beginner-friendly ride that features the best views of Chattanooga.
Ride time is approximately 2 hours, descending nearly 1,500 ft over 13 miles with some short climbs. This family-friendly adventure is appropriate for ages 12 and up when accompanied by a participating adult. Riders must be able to independently ride, 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. See our Learn to Ride a Bike Class to learn these skills.

Cost: $25 per person includes bike, helmet, transportation, guide staff and ride support. Reservations required in advance. Mountain bikes and equipment are available for use at no additional charge with registration and payment thanks to a grant from the Ironman Foundation and Friends of Outdoor Chattanooga.

What You’ll Discover

  • Chattanooga’s extensive trail system and how it connects
  • Stunning views as you cruise down the mountain
  • Art installations along the Riverwalk
  • Basic bicycle safety and helmet check

FAQs

When are the rides offered?
We offer this unique and equipped tour periodically throughout the year, typically in the cooler months. Check our calendar of events or contact us directly to find out when the next trip will occur.
Can I use my own bike?
Yes, but we can also provide you with one if you don’t have one.
How much does it cost and do I have to reserve in advance?
Cost: $25 per person includes bike, helmet, transportation, guide staff and ride support. Reservations are required in advance as space is limited in the shuttle vehicle.
What's the minimum age?
This adventure is appropriate for ages 10+ when accompanied by an adult.
Do I need to know how to ride a bike to participate?
Yes. Riders must be able to independently ride, 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.
How long and far is the ride?
Ride time is approximately 2 hours, descending nearly 1,500 ft over 13 miles with some short climbs.

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Partner Program: On My Own 2 Wheels

Grotto Meeting

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NO Class/ holiday: Rapid Learning: Intro to Kayak and Skills Practice

Rapid Learning: Intro to Whitewater Kayaking and Skills Practice

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Partner Program: On My Own 2 Wheels

Learn to Ride a Bicycle Class

Learn to Ride a Bicycle Class

Adult Archery and Aces

Paddle Smart Chattanooga- Instructional Class

Paddle Smart Chattanooga- A Paddlesports Safety Class

Rapid Learning: Intro to Whitewater Kayaking and Skills Practice

YFD Summer Camps Canoeing and Archery-City of Chattanooga

Partner Program: Canoeing for TN Aqua Summer Camps

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Rapid Learning RIVER/ Whitewater Kayak Instruction

Rapid Learning RIVER/ Whitewater Kayak Instruction

Partner Program: On My Own 2 Wheels

Traffic Skills 101 for Bike Commuting – Learn to “drive” your bicycle in traffic

Chattanooga Bicycle Club – Monthly Meeting

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Rapid Learning: Intro to Whitewater Kayaking and Skills Practice

YFD Summer Camps Canoeing and Archery-City of Chattanooga

Partner Program: Booker T Washington Outdoor Recreation Play Day for Summer Camps

NPS Partners: Lookout Creek Canoe Tour

Family Fun Day

Partner Program: On My Own 2 Wheels

Adaptive Cycling

Adult Archery and Aces

Rapid Learning: Intro to Whitewater Kayaking and Skills Practice

YFD Summer Camps Canoeing and Archery-City of Chattanooga

Sunset Kayak Tour with TN River Gorge Trust

Partner Program: Canoeing for TN Aqua Summer Camps

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Rapid Learning RIVER/ Whitewater Kayak Instruction

Partner Program: On My Own 2 Wheels

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Rapid Learning: Intro to Whitewater Kayaking and Skills Practice

YFD Summer Camps Canoeing and Archery-City of Chattanooga

Partner Program: Canoeing for TN Aqua Summer Camps

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Did You Know?

Trails and greenways provide so much more than a recreational benefit for the occasional jogger and cyclist. Trail networks provide important environmental, economic, social, and health benefits for individuals, communities, and regions as a whole. The Chattanooga region has over 100 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails within 15 miles of downtown and over 20 miles of paved pathways throughout the city limits, including the Tennessee Riverwalk and South Chickamauga Creek Greenway. Our Mountain to Town downhill bike Adventure aims to highlight the connectivity of these trail systems while providing recreational opportunities for the community and showcasing Chattanooga’s natural resources for future protection and conservation.

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