Downtown Tour, Route 10 (9 miles)
This route gives the cyclist an opportunity to view the downtown and midtown areas of Memphis. Begin at the MATA North End Terminal at N. Main St. in the historic Pinch District, then turn west on N. Parkway and south onto Front St., next turn west on Jefferson and south again on Riverside Drive. You are where the City meets the Missisippi River. The route passes the Pyramid, Mud Island River Park, and the historic Cobblestone Landing, the last remaining cobblestone landing in the U.S. The route then runs up historic Beale Street, home of the Blues Music and the City's main entertainment district. The eastern portion of the route follows tree lined streets with early 20th Century homes, creating a peaceful urban setting. This portion of the route also affords the opportunity to visit Overton Park containing the Memphis Zoo and the Brooks Museum of Art.
Users ride at their own risk, understanding that they will be sharing the road with motorized vehicular traffic.
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