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Bike Routes

Tour Memphis…

On Your Bicycle!

Cyclists can now enjoy 60+ miles of city streets for on-road, shared roadway bike route tours. There are five “neighborhood” route tours and one longer “Memphis” route tour. These routes are intended for recreation as well as commuter use and link neighborhoods, commercial areas and many city attractions. Destinations include downtown, Memphis riverfront, city parks, museums, gardens, nature center and the Memphis zoo.

Grab your bike and go…

  • To downtown restaurants and museums, bike the Mississippi riverfront, see Mud Island and Beale Street…
  • To Overton Park’s Memphis Zoo to visit the Pandas, Brooks Museum of Art, or 9 hole golf course…
  • To the Pink Palace Museum for the latest IMAX or planetarium show…
  • To Audubon Park’s Memphis Botanic Garden, tennis center or golf course…
  • To Lichterman Nature Center to learn about the natural environment…
  • To Ed Rice or Marion Hale Community Centers for various activities…
  • Or just enjoy a part of Memphis you haven’t seen by bike before.


This information is correct at the time of the last update, however, riders are responsible for their own safety. Riders are sharing the route with cars and need to keep safety precautions in mind.

  • Always wear a helmet
  • Obey Traffic Laws : they apply to bike riders too
  • Ride as far to the right as practical

The Mississippi River Trail (MRT), a nationally designated bike route, is part of the North Memphis Tour, Route 20, and the Perimeter Tour. The MRT along N. Second St. is very narrow and only highly experienced bike riders should attempt to ride this part of the route.

The City of Memphis presents the information on this website as a source to the public and makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content of this site. accuracy and reliability of information from the site are the sole responsibility of the user. The city of Memphis shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for any damages in connection with the use of the information contained herein.

Route Features:

  • These are shared roadways, where bikes share the roadway with cars.
  • Each of the routes has a designated starting point. Parking, restrooms, drinking water are available. These locations can be used as a starting point, or for rest stops for anyone using the routes.
  • Each route is numbered and marked with route signs every 1 mile and at turns.
  • The Perimeter route uses the outer boundaries of the other 5 routes and is not numbered separately.
  • Additional bike racks will be provided at various destinations along the routes.

To repair potholes or rough pavement, 528-2911
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