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- Shannon

PHONE: 423.834.8388

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SHANNON BURKE, founder and director of Velo View Bike Tours, attributes his love for cycling to his wife, Celeste, who not only introduced him to the sport but also took him on his first bike vacation. Already an avid traveler, Shannon found the bike vacation to be the perfect pace to see the world, providing the same intimate connection with the landscape found in hiking, while at the same time allowing so much more ground to be covered!

Soon after taking that first bike tour, Shannon was planning custom private bike vacations. As a professional municipal planner, the organization came naturally, and it wasn’t long before he made the shift to the bike tour business full-time. Shannon named the business VELO VIEW as a tribute to the unique way the world is seen from the saddle of your bike. Promoting and sharing that perspective is what Velo View Bike Tours is all about.

Since the founding of Velo View in 2012, we've enjoyed thousands of miles of incredible scenery with guests from all over the country and overseas. While our focus has shifted over the years from pre-designed itineraries to custom tours, the business has intentionally stayed small, focusing on a more personalized experience with small groups rather than pursuing high turnover.

The latest from @veloviewbiketours on Instagram:

Cloudy but beautiful morning in Sequatchie Valley for Day 4 of our “5 Mountains in 5 Days” custom tour. The north end of the Valley has some of the best low-traffic roads in the Chattanooga region, and the climb up the Cumberland Plateau on Old Hey 28 is a classic! Check out the Head of Sequatchie park while you’re up there. It’s cool to see where the Sequatchie River starts - coming out of a cave! - and the park makes a great rest stop. #headofsequatchie #cyclesequatchie

On Day 3 of Rich’s “5 Mountains in 5 Days” custom tour we did a 20-mile climb following the Tellico River deep into the Cherokee National Forest. Most of the climb is an easy grade along this gorgeous river but it kicks up sharply when you cross into North Carolina!

Day 2 of Rich’s “5 Mountains in 5 Days” custom tour took us up Lookout Mountain the hard way via Nickajack Road. The views at the top were certainly worth the effort! (Thank you @lookoutmtnflightpark for providing the perfect rest stop!)

For his custom tour, Rich wanted five big climbs in five days. We kicked things off this morning with a ride up Brayton Mountain. (Thank you @monkeytownbrewingco for providing tasty refreshments & food after the ride!) #playinrhea