AMBC Updates

AMBC will be postponing all upcoming group events for the foreseeable future. With the health and safety of the community in mind we encourage everyone to do their part and to play it safe. Wash those hands, avoid close contact, stay home if you’re sick, and follow other CDC guidelines.

 

Knoxville has a great network of trails and as of now all parks remain open!!  We encourage trail users to get some fresh air while practicing their #socialdistancing

Avoid group rides

Stay off the Bike park at Baker Creek!!! (it’s a construction site)

Don’t travel to ride

Clean Drainage dips

Lop Sight lines on your favorite trails

Email Kellogg for loaner tools

Be Safe!!!

(the last place you want to be is at the ER…)

Events:

We have seen events and races postponed or canceled, as they get rescheduled, we’ll fill you in!!!

What we know:

3/22 Bell Joy Ride and Potluck at Loyston has been canceled

3/23 AMBC Meeting has been canceled – we’ll post this information and any additional news as meeting minutes next week. Please note that South Coast Pizza remains open for carryout and gift card purchases

3/29 Waucheesi Bike Race has been canceled

4/18 AMBC Concord Work Party postponed, date TBD

4/19 TVB Knoxville MTB Checkpoint Race has been rescheduled to June 28th

4/25 AMBC Urban Wilderness Work Party postponed, date TBD

 

Continue to support our Local businesses!

Phone them up for gift cards, order take out, air high five them. Help them weather this storm.

 

If you have any other questions or thoughts, feel free to reach out to our Executive Director, Matthew Kellogg kellogg@ambcknox.org .  Our volunteer Board of Directors and Director will continue to push club business forward remotely.

2019 AMBC Fall Festival

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Join Appalachian Mountain Bike Club at Baker Creek Preserve for an awesome weekend of bikes, beer, food, friends and music proudly presented by:
Harper Audi | Yee-Haw Brewing Company | Bush’s Beans | First Neighborhoods Realty | City of Knoxville – Government

FEATURING:

Group rides for all levels & Bell Joy Ride – Knoxville, TN !
Bike Raffle by Ibis Cycles & Harpers Bike Shop!
Bike demos from a variety of manufacturers!
Food trucks!
Short Track Race by Dirty Bird Events
Dinner provided by AMBC, Bush’s Beans & Sweet P’s Barbeque & Downtown Dive!
Beer on tap!
Live music!
Silent Disco brought to you by the AMBC & REI!
Silent auction!
The latest AMBC rad swag!
On-site camping (short walk from the parking lot)!

FRIDAY:

10AM Set-up starts (lend a hand!)
4PM Campground opens
6PM Soundcheck social

SATURDAY:

8:30AM Coffee with Backyard Coffee & Trailsnacks
8:30AM Demo-land opens – demos ALL DAY!
9AM Fall Fest Joy Ride! registration
10AM Bell Joy kicks off
10:30AM Group rides for all levels – listen for announcements
ALL DAY BUY BIKE RAFFLE TICKETS by Harpers Bike Shop!
11:30AM Food trucks open for business
11:45AM Guided kids ride
12PM BEER GARDENS OPEN!
2:45AM Guided kids ride
3PM Whip Off!
4:30PM Short Track Race by Dirty Bird Events
ALL DAY BID ON SILENT AUCTION ITEMS!
5:30PM Live music!
6:30PM AMBC family supper provided by Bush’s Beans & Sweet P’s Barbeque & Downtown Dive!
7PM Live music!
8:30PM SILENT AUCTION CLOSES!
8:35PM BIKE RAFFLE BIG WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT!
8:45PM Live music!
10PM SILENT DISCO presented by REI (you want to do this)
NIGHT NIGHT

SUNDAY:

8:30AM Mmmm.. breakfast by SoKno Taco Cantina
Wah wah site clean-up – we’d love a hand!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS – NOVEMBER 7, 2020 11TH ANNUAL FALL FEST!

YEEEE HAAAAWWWW!!

 

Knoxville featured in DirtRag

Access Knoxville: A Recipe for Success

Screen-Shot-2016-08-09-at-2.20.05-PM“There’s a lot cooking these days in the world of mountain biking. And contrary to what you might think, it’s not necessarily about the construction of progressive trails or constantly improving bicycle technology. At the core, it’s about the communities that have embraced this type of recreation and its connection to the outdoors, making it part of the sustenance that fuels everyday lives.”

Read more at DirtRag…

AMBC Mountain Biking Participation Survey

Help us learn about mountain biking participation in Knoxville!

The Appalachian Mountain Bike Club is dedicated to improving trails and trail access in our area. In order to better serve mountain bikers, we need your input. Please answer the following 11 questions about your mountain biking activities and interests in the Knoxville area. The survey should take less than 5 minutes of your time. Your responses are anonymous unless you choose to identify yourself at the end of the survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AMBCSurvey

ACTION ALERT: Sign the Petition to Oppose SB1716-HB1650

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In January 2016 TN Senator Gardenhire and Representative Carter introduced a bill (HB1650–SB1716) to the state Transportation Subcommittee to prevent the use of gas tax revenue for non-vehicular travel.

Even though bicycles are considered a vehicle under Tennessee State Law, the intent of this dangerous bill is to prevent TDOT from building bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.

This bill hurts all Tennesseans, since the majority of those who walk and bike in our state also contribute to the gas tax fund. All road users benefit from decreased congestion and improved safety, some of the many benefits of providing walking, biking, and transit options.

Bike Walk Tennessee opposes this bill because of its extremely negative effects on the mobility and safety of all Tennesseans, and urges you to join us in opposition.

This Bill Will:

  1. Violate Americans with Disabilities Act (as explained by TDOT here)
  2. Jeopardize Tennessee’s access to nearly a billion dollars of transportation funding from the Federal Highway Administration (as explained by TDOT here)
  3. Bring back 1950s transportation engineering
  4. Prevent safety improvements along busy state streets
  5. Decrease state and federal funds available to local governments
  6. Hurt businesses and make it harder to attract a competitive workforce
  7. Eliminate the Multimodal Access Fund
  8. Void TDOT’s Multimodal Access Policy
  9. Further endanger people on our streets
  10. Result in the loss of valuable tourism and commercial dollars

You can help oppose this bill. Sign our petition below and reach out to your representatives to let them know you oppose HB1650 — SB1716.

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