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Video: Hundreds of bicyclists ride in Tour de Lights parade 
The temperature hovered around freezing as decorated bicyclists gathered in Market Square in anticipation of the 10th Tour de Lights ride on Friday, December 17. Too cold? Not for these fun-loving bicyclists. The five-mile ride exits Wall Avenue down Gay Street and rolls through Emory Place, Fourth & Gill, Old North and back downtown. Participants numbered in the hundreds, possible even the 1,000 anticipated. You be the judge! 

Costume contest winners were announced at the end of the ride: 

  • Best costume - Adult: The Naughty Grinches
    Runner Up: David & Debbie Stair - Christmas Trees

  • Best costume - Child: Zack & Zoey Schade - O Christmas Tree
    Runner Up: Eloise Wimmer - Candy Cane Girl

  • Best bicycle and/or trailer: Kent Turnbull - Tandem Reindeer
    Runner Up: Butch Evans - Monster Bike

  • Best helmet: Randy Darnbush - Candy Cane
    Garrett - Daft Punk-inspired custom helmet

  • Best group with theme: The Pink Nightmares
    Runner Up: Vol-La-La-La-La

  • Best all around: Wes and Jesica Breitenbach - #worldslargestbikepoweredsanta 
    Runner Up: Jason Kinnaird - Possum Guy

Tour de Lights is a project of I BIKE KNX, which promotes bicycling as part of our region's transportation system. (Thanks to the Special Events department for their support.)

If you rode in this year's Tour de Lights, organizers would like to hear from you in this survey.

For more information about bicycling in Knoxville, including suggested routes and the Smart Trips program, visit ibikeknx.com

Posted by ptravis On 28 December, 2016 at 11:43 AM  

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