After spying his first electronic bike while teaching in China, owner Garnet Caldwell vowed to bring the unique and potentially revolutionary vehicles to his hometown. He told the Times Free Press, "These bikes are for people who just want to get out and ride," explaining that they can go about 20 miles before needing to be charged and, like a championship racewalker, can reach speeds of up to 20 miles per hour.
The bikes, available at the shop for rental or sale, come in all sizes and run off a battery that is recharged via a traditional wall outlet. Chattanooga Electric Bikes caries models from Ezip, Izip, Stromer, and Pedego, as well as conversion kits to help traditional two-wheelers to make the jump to electric. Certified technicians ensure bikes are held to the highest safety standards and don't become sentient, and they can service any brand of electric bicycle.
A team of cycling enthusiasts populates the staff of River City Bicycles, helping clients attain and maintain two-wheeled transportation. The shop specializes in sales and service of road, mountain, comfort, commuter, and children’s bikes, serving customers with a large inventory of products by top brands. The cyclery ensures a proper match between man and machine by performing a free custom fit before new bike purchases. In addition, new bike owners get a free initial tune-up to fix the stretched chains and loosened spokes that are common after the passionate first few weeks of bike ownership.
L2 Outside's name echoes its mantra: "live life outside." Customers can do just that by perusing a store full of adventuring equipment, apparel, and accessories for standup paddleboarding, snowboarding, skateboarding, and skiing. Its proximity to the Tennessee River gets shoppers active almost immediately, as do all-inclusive ski and snowboard trips to nearby ski areas. To keep athletes energized, L2 Outside even has an onsite restaurant that serves health-conscious meals such as veggie bowls, braised-tofu tacos, and citrus-chicken salads.
After 20 years spent playing and coaching the game, The Baseball Mission’s founder created the business as a place where players of all ages and experience levels receive coaching tailored to their strengths and personalities. In addition to honing batting and pitching skills, the staff talks about the game’s emotional challenges, such as losing or hitting a slump. In the ever-expanding facilities, baseball and softball players hit lobs from soft-toss machines, tees, high-speed machines, or live pitchers on indoor and outdoor mounds.
Sixes Pit Bicycle Shop peddles in all things pedals; the shop sells, rents, and repairs bicycles. Customers in the market for a new bike can browse the selection of KTM models, including hardtail and full-suspension bikes. Those who just want a few hours of biking enjoyment can rent a Kona, KHS, or KTM, and children's sizes are also available. And people whose bicycles have boo-boos can bring them to Sixes Pit's technicians, who are on hand to perform an array of repairs, including adjustments, tire, pedal, and chain installations, and wheel trueing.
The riders and technicians at Harper's Bike Shop love bicycles, and their love for riding is matched only by the joy they get from helping other cyclists. For 50 years, Harper’s has outfitted riders for the pathways, streets, and mountain trails around Knoxville. The crew helps riders find bikes to suit their riding needs, and perform custom bicycle-fitting services to ensure a great match. In addition, the crew repairs and rebuilds ailing cycles with a complete list of services that includes adjusting brakes, truing wheels, cleaning drivetrains, overhauling suspensions, and kicking some sense into tires.