Join us at Suttree’s High Gravity Tavern on Dec 10 at 6pm for the AMBC holiday party! We’ll have plenty of fresh AMBC swag for your Christmas shopping pleasure.
Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 at The Standard at 416 W. Jackson Avenue. Doors open at 6pm, films roll at 7.
The GiddyUP! Film Tour brings bike lovers together for a party featuring the best mountain bike short films from across the globe.
AMBC’s new “Pump and Jump” area at Baker Creek Preserve
$15 for the films / $25 for Films and a Sweet P’s BBQ Plate.
Beverages available from Yee-Haw Brewing and Knoxville Beverage Company
AMBC Swag will be available for purchase
HUGE MASSIVE THANKS to Tennessee Valley Bicycles, Kona Bikes, Chelsie, and EVERYONE who contributed to AMBC and made 2016 a record-breaking year!
We hope to see you all back in Knoxville at the 2017 AMBC Fall Festival!
AMBC’s work day on April 30th will be very different from our typical work party. We have partnered with Comcast and Legacy Parks Foundation to put some of the finishing touches on the first phase of work at Baker Creek. For each volunteer at the work party Comcast is going to donate to Baker Creek Preserve, so be sure to come out and bring friends and family!
We’ll be working from 8am – 2pm. Participants need to bring the standard work day items – gloves, sturdy shoes, and water. We’ll take care of the rest. Lunch will be provided by AMBC and Legacy Parks Foundation.
Day-of registration begins at 7:30am at the AMBC tent, but preregistration is highly recommended — Register online here.
Please join us and the Tennessee Valley Authority this Sunday, January 31 for the grand opening of the NEW Mill Creek Loop, a 7 mile addition at Loyston Point!
There will be guided rides for all skill levels, women’s rides, bike demos, Knoxville Track and Field Club guided trail runs and food provided by the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club! Meet in the Boat Ramp Parking lot (map).
12:00 Demo tents open
1:00 TVA trail dedication and group photo (say cheese!)
1:30 Trail rides and runs depart
Beginner ride: 5-7 miles
Intermediate ride: 7-12 miles
Advanced ride: 12+ miles
It’s going to be the most fun! We’ll announce a backup date in case of inclement weather. Watch AMBC’s Facebook page for updates.
AMBC congratulates Corey Korpela on winning the 2015 Santa Cruz bike raffle! Huge thanks to EVERYONE who purchased a ticket to support AMBC, and huge thanks to Harper’s Bike Shop for sponsoring another amazing giveaway!
This year we’re expanding Fall Festival to add some special skills clinics for riders of all levels! Pre-registration is encouraged for all clinics, and you can pre-register online.
Friday, November 6
Take Aim Cycling Clinics
Maximum of 6 participants. Cost for each clinic: $60 per person. Register online »
- 2pm-4pm Descending: Using advanced braking techniques and body position, we’ll work on descending confidently and creating flow.
- 4:30-6:30pm Jumping 101 Pressure Control: Intermediate riders looking to start getting their tires off the ground and feel confident.
Saturday, November 7
Take Aim Cycling Clinics
- 9am, 10:15, 11:30, 12:45pm, 2pm Hour to empower clinics: 1 hour sessions to get the basic concepts down of specific skills.
- Wheel Lifts For Logs and Obstacles: Front and Rear Lifts. Two wheel lifts.
- Pumptrack Flow: Techniques for riding a pumptack with more speed and flow.
- Cornering: Fundamentals of cornering.
- 2 Skills 4 Life: Body Position and Braking: These two skills will help you unlock more confidence on the trail for all all your riding. Great for beginner and intermediate riders.
- Jumps: Air curious? The steps to start floating jumps.
Sunday, November 8
Spoked Women’s Mountain Bike Clinic
- 9am – 12:30pm Skills- and trail-focused clinic for women. Maximum of 10 participants. Cost: $50. Register online »
Take Aim Cycling Clinics
- 10am-12pm, 1pm-3pm. Choose two:
- Advanced Drops: Learn to ride at trail speed off drops.
- Jumping 201: Experienced riders looking to begin consistent jumping, start clearing jumps and landing confidently.
- Advanced Cornering: Highspeed, countersteering, and cutties. Intermediate to expert riders.
This year’s AMBC Bike Raffle prize is a RIDER’S CHOICE! Enter here to win your choice of size and model of Santa Cruz or Juliana bike below (with C Carbon frame and R level Build Kit — retail value $3599.00), thanks to our friends at Harper’s Bike Shop!
Entries are only $10 each, and you can enter as many times as you like. All proceeds go to AMBC, to further the development and improvement of mountain bike trails in our area. The drawing will happen on November 7th at 8pm at the AMBC Fall Festival, but you don’t need to be present to win. The bike will be available for local pickup in Knoxville, or the winner may arrange shipping at his or her expense.
Visit Harper’s Bike Shop for information on demos of these bikes.
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Plus a movie event with instructions on how to form a school team
Knoxville, Tenn. – The National Interscholastic Cycling Association brings a new Tennessee High School Cycling League mountain bike race to Knoxville for the first time on October 11, 2015 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness. This is the third event in the state’s four-race fall series for both high school and middle school students.
“We’re using cross country school mountain bike racing as our tool to develop our youth,” said Rick Splitter, former president of NICA’s board of directors. “Our core values are building a strong mind, a strong body, a strong character. And we’re going to do that in the most equal and inclusive environment that we can.”
Working with Legacy Parks Foundation and the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club – a chapter of the International Mountain Bike Association – representatives from the Tennessee League say the Knoxville race will highlight Legacy Parks’ new purpose built flow trails for mountain biking that are ideally located in an urban area. The trails were made possible by a State of Tennessee Recreational Trails Program grant and built on Legacy Parks’ property.
In addition to the race, THSCL will present the movie “Single Track High” at Legacy Parks’ Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center, 900 Volunteer Landing Lane on Wednesday, September 2 at 7 p.m. The free movie showcases the incredible impact high school mountain biking has had in California and encourages more support for NICA and the movement. Information will be presented on how to form a team at your school and how individuals may also register to race in this year’s fall League series. Area bike shops will provide door prizes to be given away at the event.
Founded in 2009, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) develops high school mountain biking programs for student-athletes across the United States. NICA provides leadership, services, and governance for local leagues to produce quality mountain bike events and supports development of every student-athlete.
For more information, visit the League’s website at www.tennesseemtb.org
You made this happen.
Thanks to the help of all our friends old and new, we won the nationwide race for the Bell Helmets Bell Built grant, by a truly overwhelming margin. This is a big deal not just for AMBC or Knoxville, but for the entire East Coast, especially the Southeast.
Thanks to Exchequer Riders Club and COGGS for inspiring us to carry out the campaign that we did. They were strong competition and we look forward to seeing their projects come to fruition, too. We encourage you to check out their great trail systems anytime you’re in Mariposa, CA, or Duluth, MN.
What’s next: We’ll be working with IMBA Trail Solutions to finalize the design of the trail, while also continuing work on the other trails in the new bike park with AMBC volunteers. Check back here and on AMBC’s Facebook page for an up-to-date work schedule and volunteer opportunities, and keep an eye on downtowndownhill.com for updates on the work-in-progress.
Now let’s get to work. Let’s get rad.