I’m so thrilled to be back for a second year as a Schwinn Ambassador! Last year I explored my new city of Chattanooga, TN on the Schwinn Gateway, and quickly discovered that I’m not comfortable riding on the roads with cars. The amount of texting and distracted drivers is downright scary, and I’ve concluded I’ll never be comfortable on the road. This year I’ll be exploring Chattanooga’s paved riding trails on the Schwinn Circuit and sightseeing that doesn’t involve cycling … [Read more...]
Nicole is a curious, vivacious graphic and web designer who recently moved to Chattanooga, TN. As a designer, she loves the vintage styles and lines of a bygone era. She is an avid cyclist who spends her summers cruising around on a classic Schwinn her dad restored for her. Now it’s time for a new city and a new Schwinn! Chattanooga, known as “The Scenic City,” is a well-hidden gem in southeastern Tennessee twice awarded as Outside magazine’s coveted “Best Town Ever.” Because of its access to trails and urban cycling, Nicole plans to spend her second year as a Schwinn Ambassador touring Chattanooga’s many paved trails with her husband on their matching Schwinn Circuits.
Fall is in the air here in Chattanooga, and my husband and I decided to enjoy the cooler temperatures by taking an early morning ride across the Walnut Street Bridge. One of the longest pedestrian bridges in the world, The Walnut Street Bridge is an old railroad bridge that has been re-purposed into a pedestrian only bridge connecting down town with the North Shore. My Schwinn Gateway was perfect for this type of ride as we enjoyed beautiful views of the Tennessee … [Read more...]
Original article by Brand Ambassador Nicole Victory: Nicole Victory Design. Located on the North Shore and only two short miles from the energetic downtown scene, Stringer’s Ridge is a forested oasis filled with 10 miles of multi-use trails including mountain biking. I’m so fortunate to have access to this park and all it has to offer within walking and riding distance of my house. My late afternoon routine usually consists of a hike on one of the trails which boasts beautiful views of … [Read more...]
Original article by Brand Ambassador Nicole Victory: Nicole Victory Design. AN INTERVIEW WITH MIKE SKILES, OWNER OF SUCK CREEK CYCLE IN CHATTANOOGA,TN AND FORMER BMX RACER FOR The best part of moving to a new city is making new friends and meeting fascinating people. What better place to start exploring Chattanooga than my local bike shop where I had my Schwinn Gateway built, Suck Creek Cycle. Imagine my delight and surprise when I discovered that the … [Read more...]
Original article by Brand Ambassador Nicole Victory: Nicole Victory Design. I am beyond honored to have been chosen as a 2016 Schwinn Ambassador, and I plan to use this opportunity to explore my new city, Chattanooga, TN. It’s hard to believe not too long ago that Chattanooga was known as one of the dirtiest cities in the country, mostly because of its manufacturing industry. After going through a revival, Chattanooga, known as the Scenic City, has an abundance of natural … [Read more...]