Blackberry Farm Announces Partnership with ALLIED Cycle Works
Walland, TN (May 1, 2018) – ALLIED Cycle Works and Blackberry Farm are joining together in partnership to continue a joint mission of engaging their audiences with the adventure, fun, andcomradery of cycling.
“We want to foster a community around cycling,” said Blackberry Farm Proprietor Mary Celeste Beall. “We can do that with exceptional experiences, services and, of course, great bikes. ALLIED shares our passion for the highest quality.”
ALLIED is emerging as one of the country’s elite cycling brands, producing handmade carbon road bikes in the heart of the American south. Based in Little Rock, Arkansas, ALLIED champions making personalized, best-in-class bicycles and being a brand of integrity and authenticity in the industry.
Blackberry Farm will offer a new fleet of ALLIED Alfa Allroad bikes for guest use in their annual cycling events as well as leisure cycling on the property and through the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The Alfa Allroad is a high-performance road bike well-suited for any terrain.
“The Alfa Allroad is an amazing bike,” said Jeff Knippen, Blackberry Farm Cycling Manager. “It’s a bike that took me back to my childhood because it gives you that freedom to ride on road, off the road, on dirt trails – anywhere you want to go.”
Daily cycling opportunities at Blackberry Farm are tailored to a distance that suits the cyclist, allowing every participant to get the most out of their experience. The Blackberry Farm cycling guides cover bike fit, breaking, gear selection, road etiquette and more to introduce participants to the world of cycling. Blackberry Farm hosts two major annual cycling events – Tour de Smokies and The Blackberry Farm Pro-Am Classic. Taking place in the spring, Tour de Smokies takes riders through the beautiful byways and mountain climbs of the Great Smoky Mountains. Paired with delicious food and wine, this event expands the understanding of how to properly fuel for optimal cycling. Each Fall, the Pro-Am Classic attracts cycling enthusiasts from around the country. A winning team is rewarded with a charitable donation to the organization of their choice, making for a challenging and rewarding experience.
The Blackberry Farm outdoor activities program guides more than 10,000 experiences per year, withroad, mountain and leisure cycling becoming one of the fastest growing programs.
About Blackberry Farm
Located 25 miles from Knoxville, Blackberry Farm, a Relais & Chateaux property, is the perfect destination for business retreats and pleasure getaways. The 4,200-acre estate, which also owns a nearby 5,000 acres of protected wilderness, is celebrated as an unrivaled food and wine destination, providing the ultimate in farm-to-table cuisine and a wine collection of more than 160,000 bottles from around the world. Blackberry Farm’s Foothills Cuisine® pays homage to locally sourced and seasonally fresh products grown on the property’s four-acre garden. Activities abound at Blackberry Farm and include Day in the Life of Chef and Gardener programs, fly fishing, horseback riding, fox hunting, hiking, wellness activities, spa, sporting clays, yoga, cycling, and more. For more information on Blackberry Farm or to make a reservation, please visit: www.blackberryfarm.com