Foothill Striders Club
The Foothill Striders club is a local, nonprofit organization that was established more than 20 years ago to promote recreation and healthy lifestyles among its members and to provide them with an outlet for community service. The club organizes various activities for the membership, including hikes, bike rides, runs, walks, backpack trips, whitewater-rafting excursions and picnics. The club is dedicated to promoting the healthy enjoyment of the natural recreational resources of East Tennessee.
The club’s annual bicycle race is the Tour de Blount. Typically made up of four routes to tour the back roads and rural countryside of Blount County, distances include routes approximately 25, 40, 62 and 72 miles. The Tour de Blount is always anticipated and well attended by everyone in the region. The first male and female cyclist that reach the top of “The Wall” route receive a ‘King/Queen of the Mountain’ jersey!