Calendar

Sep
12
Tue
Bicycle Repair & Cleaning Evening @ Boys & Girls Club Blount County
Sep 12 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sep
16
Sat
Dancing Bear Bike Bash 2017 @ Dancing Bear Lodge
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Dancing Bear Bike Bash 2017 @ Dancing Bear Lodge | Townsend | Tennessee | United States

The Dancing Bear Bike Bash returns in 2017  benefiting the Bike Elf! The Bicycle Bash is scheduled for Saturday, September 16, 2017 in Townsend featuring an all new 42 mile ride that premiered with this year’s Tour De Blount!  Yes, the Vols play Florida that day in the Swamp, but kick off is likely well after the ride, and our popular outdoor lunch!  So come on out and have a great ride followed by our signature grand finale lunch extravaganza executed by Executive Chef Shelley Cooper!

The Blount County Partnership is a presenting sponsor of the event, which will include 30, 42, and 60 mile routes taking riders on a journey through some of the best cycling roads in the country. Dancing Bear Lodge  Cycology Bicycles, and  Apple Valley Stores and Cafe are hosting.

Register before 5 pm ET on Thursday, Sept. 14, at https://www.bikereg.com/townsend-bike-bash for $45 to participate. Registration includes a delectable complimentary post ride lunch at the completion of the ride, T shirt and full ride support. There will be two rest stops, on bike ride ambassadors and a rolling SAG vehicle provided by Cycology Bicycles. Each registration includes $5 for the Bike Elf, our featured partner. The Bike Elf restores gently used bicylces and awards them to deserving children at the Boys and Girls Club of Maryville.  A freee T shirt is included in your Registration Fee thanks to our sponsor, The Blount Partnership!

Packet pickup for participants will open at 7:30 am on Sept. 16th, with all riders rolling out at 9 am. Lunch will be served (to those who pre-registered) from 11 am-2 pm on Dancing Bear’s outdoor Event Deck.  Dancing Bear will have Calf Killer beer on tap available for purchase along with a full bar service in the new Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro restaurant. Executive Chef Shelley Cooper will prepare the traditional post-ride gourmet lunch, which you do not want to miss. The menu will include Kale, Sweet potato, & Wild Rice Salad; Chicken, Broccoli, Wild Mushroom, Whole wheat Pasta Salad; Garden Slaw; Salmon burgers, Tarragon and Preserved Lemon Clabber on Multi Grain Bun; Barbequed Tofu and Baked Lima Beans; Grilled Beef tenderloin Tips & mushroom pizza; and Dancing Bear Granola Bar Ice Cream Sandwiches.

The 30 mile route loops up Old Walland Highway, back down to Tuckaleechee Cove Road and up a hill back by Old Cades Cove Road while the new 42 and 60 mile routes continue on to tour Bethlehem and the  Dripping Springs Dupont communities then circle back to Old Walland Highway for the return trip to Dancing Bear.

Oct
3
Tue
Bicycle Repair & Cleaning Evening @ Boys & Girls Club Blount County
Oct 3 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oct
21
Sat
Bike Drive @ Boys and Girls Club Blount County
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bike Drive @ Boys and Girls Club Blount County | Maryville | Tennessee | United States

Bike Elf’s motto is: “You donate ‘em. We fix ‘em. Kids earn ‘em.” We have the kids that are anxious to earn a bike. We have the folks who can clean and repair them. We need the bikes, and that’s where YOU come in!

Bike Elf will be at the Boys & Girls Club Blount County (old Fort Craig Elementary) on SATURDAY, June 10 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 NOON to accept your GENTLY USED bicycle donation.

Bike Elf is a 501(c)3 and all your donations are tax deductible.

 

Bike Repair/Cleaning/Work Session @ Boys & Girls Club Blount County (old Fort Craig Elementary School)
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Bike Elves we have a TON of bicycles to work on! We need bicycle mechanics, folks who are good with a scrub brush and a bucket of sudsy water and folks just willing to help us move bikes from station to station.  Bike Elves accomplish a lot in these sessions and the days are a blast! If you don’t believe me, just watch this…Bike Elf Work Day: March 18, 2017.

Bike Elf provides all the repair parts, cleaning supplies and caters lunch for the whole team!! If you have bike repair tools and/or a bike stand we have some tools, but bringing your own is always better.

Please let us know if you can participate now (email leigh@bike-elf.org) so we can get a feel for attendance and can plan the space and lunch accordingly.

Nov
7
Tue
Bicycle Repair & Cleaning Evening @ Boys & Girls Club Blount County
Nov 7 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Nov
11
Sat
Bike Repair/Cleaning/Work Session @ Boys & Girls Club Blount County (old Fort Craig Elementary School)
Nov 11 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Bike Elves we have a TON of bicycles to work on! We need bicycle mechanics, folks who are good with a scrub brush and a bucket of sudsy water and folks just willing to help us move bikes from station to station.  Bike Elves accomplish a lot in these sessions and the days are a blast! If you don’t believe me, just watch this…Bike Elf Work Day: March 18, 2017.

Bike Elf provides all the repair parts, cleaning supplies and caters lunch for the whole team!! If you have bike repair tools and/or a bike stand we have some tools, but bringing your own is always better.

Please let us know if you can participate now (email leigh@bike-elf.org) so we can get a feel for attendance and can plan the space and lunch accordingly.

Jan
6
Sat
Bike Drive @ Boys & Girls Club Blount County (old Fort Craig Elementary)
Jan 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Get a new bicycle for Christmas? Donate your old (GENTLY used) bicycle to Bike Elf.

Bike Elf’s motto is: “You donate ‘em. We fix ‘em.  Kids earn ‘em.”  We have the kids that are anxious to earn a bike.  We have the folks who can clean and repair them.  We need the bikes, and that’s where YOU come in!

Bike Elf will be outside the Boys & Girls Club Blount County (old Fort Craig Elementary) on Saturday, January 6 from 9 AM – 1 PM to accept your bicycle donation.

Bike Elf is a 501(c)3 and all your donations are tax deductible.