New bike trail runs from Kentucky to Memphis

(WMC-TV) - If you are looking to get out of town for a weekend but do not want to spend a lot of money, there is now a new way to see West Tennessee from Kentucky to Downtown Memphis.

Even though bike lanes in Midtown have become quite popular, how about getting off the beaten path and seeing some new countryside?

"If you're beginning to get tired of the same old route through town and you're getting up to 10, 20, 25 miles per day, then you're ready," says Ward Archer.

Back in March, Ward Archer and a team of bikers hopped on their bikes and, along with their cameras, traveled 155.5 miles from the Kentucky border to downtown Memphis.

Called the K2M route, short for Kentucky to Memphis, the crew followed portions of the Great River Road, Highway 51, and traveled into Shelby Forest.

"The whole first day was pretty flat and we got to spend a lot of time on top of the river bluff which is very scenic," adds Archer.

Archer says, at times, the route was pretty isolated.

With no cell service, he and his team embraced the wilderness.

"The other great thing to expect will be wonderful vistas of the Mississippi River from the bluff because the trial pretty much hangs with bluff as much as we could," Archer continues.

Archer calls it adventure cycling and encourages other Mid-South cyclists to get out of town and take the road not taken.

If you're planning to take two days and go on this bike trip, click here for more information.

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