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New Bearden Location for Open Streets this Fall 
The wildly popular Open Streets Knoxville event is moving to the heart of Bearden this fall. Keep your calendars marked for Sunday, October 9, for this great pedestrian event!

Visit www.OpenStreetsKnoxville.com for more information.

Previous news release from Bike Walk Knoxville:

Knoxville, Tennessee – July 18 – On Sunday, October 9th, 2-6 PM, Knoxvillians are invited to walk, bike, jog or dance their way through town at Open Streets Knoxville. Sutherland Avenue, Mohican, and Homberg Drive, will be closed to all motorized traffic, allowing revelers a day of shopping, playing, exercising and socializing all on foot or two wheels.

Open Streets Knoxville, hosted by Bike Walk Knoxville with support from the City of Knoxville, Knoxville Regional TPO, Visit Knoxville and Knox County, aims to promote physical activity and community interaction during this free event. This international initiative promotes healthy living, local businesses and sustainable transportation in cities. May’s event was a huge success with 6,000 in attendance.

Quote from Mayor Rogero:
“The first two Open Streets Knoxville events along Central Street were a lot of fun. Thousands of participants discovered a brand new way to appreciate and enjoy one of our urban corridors. This fall, Open Streets will move to the Bearden area. It’s exciting to bring this unique family-friendly experience to different neighborhoods. Come join us as we play in the streets along Homberg Drive, Mohican Street and Sutherland Avenue on Oct 9!”

Quote from Mayor Burchett:
“Open Streets has been a great way to get people out of their cars to play in the street,” said Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett. “The first two events were a big hit in North Knoxville and I’m excited about Open Streets happening in Bearden. Keep an eye out for me on my homemade bamboo longboard.”

The event will feature free games, activities, and classes. Attendees can try their hand at Zumba or yoga, or peacefully stroll the street while enjoying live music and street performers. There will be activities for all ages and abilities to enjoy. Open Streets is family and pet friendly. Strollers, scooters, skateboards, and bikes are welcome – just no cars!

Organizers currently are asking for sponsors and donations from members of the community to help make Open Streets Knoxville a huge success. For more information on donating or sponsoring, www.openstreetsknoxville.com. For media inquiries, contact Bike Walk Knoxville President Dr. Caroline Cooley at bikewalkknox@gmail.com or event coordinator Linda Rader at openstreetsknoxville@gmail.com.

Posted by On 26 August, 2016 at 3:47 PM