Founders Ride

Founders Ride
Founders Ride

Founders Ride

Founders Ride

Head toward the stomping grounds of Daniel Boone, and continue past the Gray Fossil Site and Hands On! Discovery Center. Enjoy the scenery of the countryside as you travel toward historic Jonesborough. Back in Johnson City, you’ll visit the revitalized downtown—a true gem, where something’s always happening! Founders Park and Kings Commons offer green spaces to stroll and relax. Sample craft beer at one of the many breweries, ale houses, and taprooms throughout the vibrant downtown area, enjoy the music and art scene, visit the local shops for unique gifts and souvenirs, and enjoy local flavors at one of the many diverse, unique restaurants.


  1. Turn left at light TN 36 N / N. Roan St., 3.4 mi
  2. Turn left on TN 354 S / Boones Creek Rd., 0.3 mi
  3. Turn right on Old Gray Station Rd., 4.0 mi
  4. Turn left on TN 75 S, 2.7 mi
  5. Turn left on Boonesboro Rd., 1.4 mi
  6. Turn right on Shadden Rd., 1.6 mi
  7. Turn left on Boone Station Rd., 1.9 mi
  8. Turn right on Keevfauver Rd., 1.1 mi
  9. Turn right on Boones Creek Rd., 5 mi
  10. Turn left on E. Jackson Blvd. / US 11E, 6.8 mi
  11. Slight right onto N. Roan St.
  12. Continue for 1.6 mi
  13. Turn left on W. Springbrook Dr., 0.1 mi
  14. Turn left at Holiday Inn



  1. Gray Fossil Site – Take a prehistoric adventure
  2. Downtown Jonesborough – Explore Tennessee’s first town
  3. Texas Burrito & More – Spice up your dining experience with Tex Mex fare from this local establishment
  4. Downtown Johnson City – Enjoy downtown’s resurgence with dining, music, breweries, parks, and shopping
  5. Reclaimed Inspired Goods – Find something unique to take home
  6. Boomtown – Get your Northeast Tennessee memorabilia here with the perfect t-shirt design
  7. Founders Park – Stretch your legs and stroll through the park, discovering sculptures along the way
  8. Label Restaurant – Treat yourself to a juicy burger, fresh sushi, and more
  9. Holy Taco Cantina – Great, relaxed spot with spicy eats and mean margaritas
  10. What’s the Scoop – Something delightfully sweet awaits you
  11. Tannery Knobs – The downtown area’s perfect photo op spot