Parks & Recreation offers BCycle Tours
Guided bike rides will show off Downtown Clarksville
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The City’s popular bike-sharing system, Clarksville BCycle, will host two fall bike tours that will provide riders a great way to discover Downtown.
Tour Historic Downtown Clarksville -- 3 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14: This two-mile tour will take participants through downtown, stopping at 1950's and 1960's points of interest. The group will rest briefly at 5-8 stops where interpreters will tell stories about locations such as Newts Records, Ely's Feed, Woolworths, Capitol Theater, Collin's Music and more. The cost is $10 per person. Registration is open to the first 10 participants and is available online at www.CityofClarksville.com/ParksRec through Thursday, Oct. 12 (or until it sells out).
Tour Haunted Clarksville -- 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 10: This ghost tour will guide participants through downtown stopping at locations with dark pasts. Interpreters will be located at stops along the two-mile route to share stories of ghostly incidents or documented occurrences. The event will conclude at Roux’s Speakeasy where participants will be provided doubloons worth $2 off beverages. The cost is $20 per person. Registration is open to the first 15 participants and is available online at www.CityofClarksville.com/ParksRec through Wednesday, Nov. 8 (or until it sells out).
Both tours will be led by William Parker, Historical Interpreter at Fort Defiance Interpretive Center & Civil War Park. Each participant will be provided a BCycle and a safety vest. Participants are encouraged to bring their own bicycle helmet.
About Clarksville BCycle
The Clarksville BCycle system includes four stations and 42 bikes throughout Clarksville. Stations are at Liberty Park; Cumberland Riverwalk at McGregor Park; the Clarksville Greenway’s Pollard Road trailhead; and downtown at the corner of Public Square and Franklin Street. Bikes rented from one station may be returned to any of the other stations.
Clarksville BCycle 24 Hour memberships start at $3, and entitle the rider to unlimited 60 minute bike rides during the membership period. Rides lasting longer than an hour incur $1 usage fee for each additional 30 minutes.
Individuals can purchase monthly and annual memberships online that allow the rider to skip the kiosk and checkout bikes directly from the dock using the app or personal B-card. Learn more at Clarksville.BCycle.com.