Fall 2017 – Spring 2018 Work Party Schedule!

AMBC Work Party dates are posted thru Spring 2018. Mark your calendars and follow us on Facebook or Twitter for updates and more information!

Date Day Location
Sept 30 Saturday Loyston Point
Oct 14 Saturday Baker Creek/Urban Wilderness
Oct 28 Saturday FT Dickerson
Nov 18 Saturday Boulder Trail/ Oak Ridge
Nov 25 Saturday Concord
Dec 9 Saturday TBD
Jan 20 Saturday IC King
Feb 3 Saturday Sharps Ridge
Feb 17 Saturday Urban Wilderness
March 3 Saturday TBD
March 17 Saturday Urban Wilderness
March 31 Saturday Knoxville Marathon
April 14 Saturday Concord
April 28 Saturday Urban Wilderness
May 12 Saturday Haw Ridge
May 26 Saturday Urban Wilderness
June 2 Saturday Big South Fork

Blue Ridge Outdoors: 48 Hours in Knoxville

“…With solid year-round work in land conservation and recreation promotion from local entities such as the Legacy Parks Foundation, Knoxville is fast becoming one of the hottest outdoor cities on the east coast.”

Read more: http://www.blueridgeoutdoors.com/go-outside/48-hours-in-knoxville-tn/

Pinkbike: “East Bound and Down: Knoxville, Tennessee”

This Pinkbike article sums up our feelings about this great city and its inhabitants perfectly!

The people I had gotten to know over the course of my time here were so profoundly excited to show off their trails and community, and the sense of family and familiarity was palpable almost immediately. There’s something to be said about the people of a particular place making it a destination.

Read more at Pinkbike »

Roots rated on Baker Creek Preserve: “One of Knoxville’s Best MTB Trails”

From the top of Pappy’s Point, you can just see downtown Knoxville’s skyline peeking above the lush green waves of rolling hills to the northwest. It’s an odd sight for a place that feels so removed, but it’s a quick reminder that—even here, surrounded by towering pines and the incessant chirping of songbirds in the heart of the city’s Baker Creek Preserve—you’re just a stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle.

Read more at Roots Rated »

Bell Built Devil’s Racetrack Mini Doc

“I think we got more votes for the Knoxville trail, than we did in prior years for three projects combined”

Check out this Mini Doc showcasing the Bell Built process from concept to completion. For the third year in a row, Bell and IMBA awarded the Bell Built Trail Grant of $100,000. 9 communities competed feverishly and when the smoke cleared Knoxville, TN won the grant. Find out how the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club (AMBC), Legacy Parks, International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) and Bell Helmets helped bring this project to life.

Extra special thanks to our friends at The Frame Theory for the amazing video work.

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…

Baker Creek MEGA WORKDAY – April 30

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.