Workday schedule for Winter-Spring 2013

265107_510992018923774_1863154471_nWe’re setting up AMBC trail work days for the first half of 2013. We have some exciting things planned this year—come out and move some dirt with us as we make progress on some new trail systems in the Knoxville area!

AMBC Workdays, Jan-June 2013

Ijams is Growing!

tnPlease join us on Thursday November 1 at 10:00 am at the Visitor Center as Ijams Nature Center expands and enhances the Urban Wilderness in South Knoxville.

Join us as we celebrate:

  • Acquisition of a new land purchase – a critically important wooded ridge top in South Knoxville, preserving natural views forever.
  • Expansion of Ijams to 300-acres
  • Anticipation of the opening of 3 Miles of New Multi-Use Trails built by the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club.
If you plan to attend, please email: pjames@ijams.org or call 865-577-4717 ext. 118.

More information here »

Hunting Schedule for Forks of the River WMA

Please note that dove season is currently on at Forks of the River! Please steer clear of the trails at the WMA during hunt dates.

Recreation will be limited to the paved greenway only: September 22-23, November 3-18, and December 22-23.

Partnerships, coordination, and sharing our resources have brought us where we are today, so please take a moment when planning your adventures to keep yourself informed on hunting season dates in the FOR Wildlife Management Area!

We will update the club via club list serve, social media, and onsite signs.

 

Workday Schedule!

Here’s the AMBC trail work day schedule for Fall/Winter 2012/2013. Knoxville’s trails don’t happen without our local volunteers, and will only grow bigger and better with your help. All workdays start at 9 and end between noon-3pm, depending on number of volunteers and work to be completed.

Workday sponsorships are available. If you or your business is interested in sponsoring lunch for an AMBC workday, please contact Brian Hann at president@ambcknox.org. Thanks for your support!

 

Saturday Sept 8th: Marie Myers Park

Info  Park at Meads Quarry and we will Run Shuttle at 9am, 12pm, and 3pm
Sponsor: Tennessee Valley Bicycles

Sunday September 30th: Marie Meyers Park

Info: Park at Meads Quarry and we will Run Shuttle at 9am, 12pm, and 3pm
Sponsor: Tennessee Valley Bicycles

Saturday October 20th  Forks of The River WMA

Info: Park at Meads Quarry and we will Run Shuttle at 9am, 12pm, and 3pm
Sponsor: The Tomato Head

Sunday November 18th: Concord Park

Info: Park in the main parking area
Sponsor: Marcy Souza

Saturday December 15th: Ft. Dickerson

Info: Enter in the Augusta St. Entrance, parking down gravel road to middle of the park
Sponsor: Harper’s Bike Shop

Sunday January 13th: Sharps Ridge

Sponsor: Greenlee’s Bike Shop

Saturday January 26th: Ft. Dickerson

Info: Enter in the Augusta St. Entrance, parking down gravel road to middle of the park
Sponsor: Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria

 

Knoxville News Sentinel: “Traversing Urban Wilderness…”

Photo by Amy Smotherman Burgess / KNS

8/8/12: The Knoxville News Sentinel talked to AMBC members Brian Hann and Matthew Kellogg about the continuing development of trails in South Knoxville.

Starting Tuesday, the South Knoxville loop will bring the city’s urban wilderness trail up to 35 miles and link parks and natural areas with paths built with local sweat. A hiker or cyclist now will be able to travel from Ijams Nature Center to William Hastie Natural Area, over to Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area, and back to Ijams.

Read the full article here: http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/aug/08/traversing-urban-wilderness-new-south-knoxville/