North Memphis Tour, Route 20 (14 miles)
This route contains a section that should only be ridden by experienced adult riders.
The North Memphis Tour provides both urban and rural experiences. Starting at the MATA North End Terminal on N. Main St., the route crosses onto Mud Island via the Auction Avenue Bridge, providing views of Harbor Town, an award winning community with an architectural style reminiscent of the 19th Century. Across Island Drive from Harbor Town is the Mississippi Greenbelt Park which offers views of the Mississippi River. The route continues along the Mississippi River Trail using N. Second St. This segment of N. Second St. is recommended only for highly experienced adult bikers. It is a two lane highway with no shoulders
. Upon leaving Mud Island, the route changes from urban to a tranquil rural setting with views of the Wolf River flood plain. In contrast to the flat Wolf River area, the route continues through the hilly terrain of Frayser neighborhoods. The southern portion of the route links to 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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