Thursday, May 11, 2017

East Tennessee: Pedal for the Red - May 2017

The American Red Cross has partnered with Visit Knoxville, USA Cycling and Medalist Sports for a weekend of national competition for the elite of the elite cyclists in the United States June 24-25. Participating in this event will be Olympic hopefuls and Tour de France riders as well. Cyclists will compete in time trials and a grueling road race through Knoxville on a closed course in late June.

On Saturday, June 24th the Red Cross will be holding the Pedal for the Red family-fun bike ride.  This is a time for families and friends to come out and ride on the same course the pros will ride during their time trials along the river front. Pedal for the Red participants will get to ride with local celebrities like Lori Tucker and former UTK quarterback Heath Shuler.  After the ride is a pancake breakfast for all participants.  To register for this family fun event, visit Participants are also encouraged to create a fundraising team at  All proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross of East Tennessee.

If you can’t ride in the Pedal for the Red, come and volunteer! Volunteers are needed for all shifts on BOTH Saturday June 24th and Sunday June 25th.  We need volunteers for course marshals, packet pick up, hospitality tent, set up and a lot more. Visit and click on volunteer to sign up.  We look forward to seeing you there!!!

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