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Full Moon Bike Ride

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Date(s) - Wed, Sep. 6
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Cades Cove - Great Smoky Mountain National Park


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Enjoy a cool fall night on your bike.

The moon illuminates the paved road, casting a blue-white glow on the mountains above. An evening away from campus helps you relax.

No experience required; complete beginners welcome.

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5:30pm, Mon, Sept 4
Register online or in person (in the Outdoor Center, lower level of TRECS between 12-6pm, M through F)

$19. Includes all equipment, instruction, and transportation


The owl’s screech echoes across the cove. “Man, that’s creepy,” whispers Angela, “I’ve got goosebumps from it.”

“So creepy. But man, this is amazing. I’ve never seen the night so bright; I bet I could read Looking for Alaska right now. It’s so bright,” whispers back Jamie, legs spinning on the bike..

“Anyone notice the bats flying overhead?” asks Becca.

The moon illuminates the paved road, casting a blue-white glow on the mountains above. With campus far away, you grin with excitement.

This paved road ride is a mellow 11 mile trip right through the heart of Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains Most people can easily ride the 11 mile loop, and this path is gently rolling. You’ll be able to take breaks and enjoy the warm night air.

You will use our quality, expert maintained road bikes, with a guide to show you the way, and make introductions to new friends.. You’ll meet at UTOP at 9pm on the day of the trip, and arrive back between 1130 and midnight.

This trip is for you if you
see mountains in the moonlight.
are looking for a romantic date option
want to meet new people

This trip is not for you if you
want to get up early the next morning. You will get back to campus late.
can’t ride a bike

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Have a question?
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How to register for a trip
sign up online via My RecSports or stop by the TRECS Outdoor Program area or . You can pay with Mastercard, Visa, cash, check, or Vol Card, .

What does the trip cost include?
When you pay for a trip, you get all equipment, transportation, and instruction, On overnight trips, you also get plenty of tasty food and camping included.

Need to know about trip refunds? Experience Levels? Other things?
Learn about refund policies, experience levels, bringing a guest, and other general trip information here.

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