Resident, City of Knoxville
I have always been a bike commuter and Knoxville is by far, the best locale I have lived in for riding to work.
I ride to work mainly because I enjoy cycling and I cannot think of a better way to start or end the work day. Of course, there are other benefits such as guilt-free indulgence when the donut fairy shows up at work, not being cooped together with a bunch of angry drivers stuck in a traffic jam, and less trips to the gas pump. For those thinking of riding to work, my best advice is to keep it simple; all you need is a bike and helmet.