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.

Beware Freeze-Thaw Season!

Temps are dropping overnight, and that means the freeze-thaw cycle is back. Our more weather-resilient trails at Sharps Ridge and Loyston Point should be good to go, but other trails might require a few hours of drying in the morning after a frost. Please be conscious of this during the colder months, and stay off muddy trails!

Bikerumor: Where to Ride: Epic mountain bike trails in Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness singletrack

This summer, we took an epic mountain bike road trip, stringing together three different Eastern Tennessee trail networks in three days. Between Knoxville, Windrock Bike Park, and Johnson City, there were a wide variety of options for every type of rider. Here’s Part One, showing where to ride in Knoxville, TN…

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Hunting Season is ON at Forks of the River

Dove season began at Forks of the River WMA on September 1. Perimeter trails (Whaley/Bluff by the river and West Perimeter) are OPEN to cyclists/foot traffic, but please avoid the inner trails at Forks. Give hunters their space (their permits pay for the management of the land we share!) and please don’t get yourself shot. Trails will reopen to all users in May 2020.

More info about Tennessee Hunting seasons

AMBC Trail Report 2019

Ever wonder where your membership dollars and donations to AMBC go? Here’s a quick breakdown of or activity in 2018, and what we’ve done since our inception in 2007.

95 Miles

95 Miles of trail have been built & maintained by AMBC since 2007 at 6 major trail networks, parks and private land with public use agreements.

381 Members

We have 381 members currently active in AMBC. Not a member yet? Join us here.

AMBC Membership fees, donations and volunteer hours totaling $82,348 paid for some great work in 2018:

$35,815 in Volunteer hours

Time is money! 2018 Work Party Volunteer hours equaled $35,815 in donated time.

$53,503 at Baker Creek

$53,503 paid for grooming and rework on Cruze Valley Run and Barn Burner trails at Baker Creek Preserve.

$35,638 at Fort Dickerson

We’ve been working to expand and improve the trails at Fort Dickerson, and put over $35,000 into those efforts.


Your contribution makes it real. We can’t wait to see what happens in 2019 and beyond. THANK YOU.