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Bikes and Brews event seeks to introduce folks to bicycling atmosphere

Bikes and Brews event seeks to introduce folks to bicycling atmosphere

River Sports Outfitters invited bicyclists, both veterans and newbies, to take a relaxing ride around Knoxville starting near Volunteer Landing.

The ride on Tuesday was scheduled to last around two hours and end with a few beers.

The idea is to introduce people to the great bicycling atmosphere Knoxville has to offer.

"Just to get people out there, it's a real low pressure ride, a lot of people intimidated by the riding, and just getting people introduced to the outdoor sports in Knoxville," said Scot Pierson, manager of River Sports.

Fans' expectations remain high for Vols amidst frustrating season

Fans' expectations remain high for Vols amidst frustrating season

It's officially Alabama week in Vol Nation. UT players, coaches, and fans are focused on a win over the Crimson Tide come Saturday.  But, the Vols will take on the number one team in the nation, following three losses already this season to ranked opponents. There is no doubt emotions--and speculation about Head Coach Derek Dooley's future--are running high ahead of the rivalry game.

Attention Third Creek Greenway Users

Attention Third Creek Greenway Users

From the City of Knoxville:

A section of Third Creek Greenway will be closed next week beginning  Monday, October 15th, as the Knoxville Utilities Board wraps up its project along Third Creek.

Messages on 'The Rock' on UT campus urge Dooley's firing

Messages on 'The Rock' on UT campus urge Dooley's firing

Fire Fooley.

That was the message - apparently aimed at Vols Head Coach Derek Dooley - painted on 'The Rock' on the University of Tennessee's Knoxville campus Sunday morning.

The message was accompanied by a crossed-out pair of orange paints as well as the words, "Not SEC-worthy."

The messages were quickly covered with gray paint, however, a move university officials say they were not behind, adding that, in the rare cases it has happened, the university uses white paint.

Vols fall to Mississippi State 41-31

Vols fall to Mississippi State 41-31

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Tyler Russell threw for 291 yards and two touchdowns, LaDarius Perkins added 101 rushing yards and a touchdown and No. 19 Mississippi State beat Tennessee 41-31 on Saturday night.

Mississippi State (6-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) continues its best start since 1999. The Bulldogs led 27-14 at halftime, but the Volunteers rallied to cut the margin to 34-31 by midway through the fourth quarter.

Teams dress up in costumes racing for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Teams dress up in costumes racing for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Dozens of teams dressed in costumes and ran in the "Knox Venture Race" on Saturday, which raises money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee.

More than 200 people raced through the streets of Downtown Knoxville testing their mental and physical skills in order to complete eight challenges.

Knox Venture Race Co-Chair Courtney Russell says the race was a great way for people to learn more about Downtown Knoxville while helping out a great cause.

"Get out & Play with Dr. Bob" at Tyson Park

"Get out & Play with Dr. Bob" at Tyson Park

(Information provided by Kathleen Gibi)

Residing near the University of Tennessee's campus in Downtown-West Knoxville, Tyson Park provides a wide array of recreational opportunities to Knoxvillians. Third Creek Greenway, which connects to Neyland and Bearden Greenways, is a popular place to run, walk, and bike.