For many years, the City of Germantown has advocated bicycling as a means of transportation, fitness and recreation.
Bike Lanes, Routes and Shared Paths
The City of Germantown has established bike lanes to allow cyclists and automobiles to co exist on the road with the least amount of conflict.
All public elementary schools in Germantown are accessible by bike lanes from surrounding residential neighborhoods. See a map of existing bike lanes.
Several looped bike routes provide a means of transportation, recreation and fitness. The routes are designed to enhance transportation and to allow recreational cyclists to access the City of Memphis routes.
The following bike routes begin and end at a City park for convenient access to parking, and restroom facilities.
Farmington Loop - 5.4 miles
The current route used by most cyclists begins at Cameron Brown Park. Exiting Cameron Brown Park’s western exit, turn left and travel east on Farmington Boulevard, turn right on Wolf River Boulevard, right on Forest Hill-Irene Road, right on Dogwood Road, right on Kimbrough Road and right on Farmington Boulevard to return to Cameron Brown Park. Farmington Loop Map
An alternative is to continue eastbound on Wolf River Boulevard without turning right onto Forest Hill-Irene Road. Cyclists travel eastward on Wolf River Boulevard to the eastern Germantown/Collierville border. This alternative connects cyclists to Houston Middle School, Houston High School, the eastern leg of the greenway and The Town of Collierville.
Note: A bike lane exists along most of this route on Farmington Boulevard, Forest Hill-Irene and sections of Dogwood Road. Cyclists should be cautious near the intersections of Dogwood and Cordes Road and Dogwood and Kimbrough Road where bike lanes terminate for a short length.
Poplar Pike Loop - 3.8 miles
This south loop route begins at Cone Park near the intersection of C.D. Smith Road and Poplar Pike. Exiting the park, cyclists travel east on Poplar Pike and turn right on C.D. Smith Road. After riding over the railroad tracks and westward to the intersection of C.D. Smith Road and Hacks Cross Road, turn right on Hacks Cross Road, travel over the railroad tracks and right turn on Poplar Pike, returning to Cone Park. Poplar Pike Loop Map
Note: A bike lane exists along some of this route on Poplar Pike. C.D. Smith Road is quite smooth and has very light traffic with no intersecting streets except at each end.
Municipal Square Loop - 2 miles
This route provides access to Municipal Center, Germantown Performing Arts Centre, Germantown Athletic Club, Fire Department, Police Department, Community Library, Post Office and Municipal Park. Cyclists exit the east side of Municipal Park by the library and turn left to travel north on Exeter Road. Cyclists then turn right on Neshoba Road, right on Kimbrough Road, right on Farmington Boulevard and right on Exeter Road, returning to Municipal Park. Municipal Square Loop Map
Note: Municipal Square Loop connects to the Farmington and Neshoba Loops.
Neshoba Loop - 4.8 miles
The fourth route provides access on the west side of Germantown Road and to Memphis bike routes. The route begins at Riverdale Park. Cyclists travel west on Neshoba Road to Riverdale Road turn right to travel north on Riverdale Road to Wolf River Boulevard, right on Wolf River Boulevard, right on Kimbrough Road and right on Neshoba Road returning to Riverdale Park. Neshoba Loop Map
An alternative route is to turn right off of Wolf River Boulevard onto Brierbrook Road and travel south by southeast until reaching Neshoba Road. Brierbrook Road has an existing bike lane.
The Neshoba Road route provides three extensions to the existing City of Memphis Bike Routes. These connections can be made by traveling west along Neshoba Road to the western Germantown city limit or traveling west along Wolf River Boulevard to the western Germantown city limit or traveling north along Germantown Road to the northern Germantown city limit and across the Wolf River Bridge.
City of Memphis Bike Routes
Note: A bike lane exists along some of this route, including most of Neshoba Road and some of Riverdale Road. Cyclists should be cautious near the intersections of Neshoba Road and Riverdale Road, Neshoba Road and Miller Farms, and Neshoba Road and Germantown Road where the bike lanes terminate for a short length.
The greenway system offers completed shared walking and cycling trails along the Wolf River Boulevard from Neshoba Park to near Riverdale Road. The completed sections include:
Northern section: From the trailhead located at Cameron Brown Park to the City’s western boundary which connects to the Memphis Wolf River Greenway. Other trailheads and parking are available a the Natural Gas Pumping Station on Wolf River Blvd. and across from Poplar Estates Park on Wolf River Boulevard
Eastern section: From Houston Levee Park through Johnson Road Park extending along Johnson Road to Poplar Avenue
Western section: From Forgey Park to Poplar Ave under the TVA power lines.
For more information about bike routes, contact Sarah Goralewski SGoralewski@Germantown-TN.gov or (901) 757-7295.