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I.C. King Beginner Joy Ride!!!

July 9, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday, July 9th 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Meet at the IC King Dog Park.

Calling all BEGINNER mountain bikers! Joy Ride wants to see you at IC King!!! Grab a friend or make some new ones at this event for female, female-identifying, and non-binary riders.

If you are new to mountain biking, looking to feel more comfortable on dirt, or just want to try out new trails with a fun group, this ride is for you!

This event is free, but please register by July 8th. This helps us ensure we have enough volunteers and supplies.

Joy Ride is here to help women feel comfortable in the woods. No one gets left behind, and everyone leaves with a big smile. We make sure every rider is comfortable with the group’s pace and that no section of trail is beyond the ability level of the group. We have options for all skill levels, so come party on single track with us!!

Please bring your helmet, shoes, ride snacks, water, and a way to carry it on your ride! Bring a spare tube if you have one. PLEASE arrive before 9:30 AM for sign-in! Thank you!

Joy Ride Full Event Schedule

9:00 – 9:30

  • Sign in
  • Mix and mingle with the other attendees

9:30 – 9:45

  • Announcements
  • Meet your group leaders

9:45 – 11:30

  • Ride and have fun!

11:30 – 12:00

  • Thank your ride leaders, sweeps, and fellow riders for such a fun morning!

Ride leaders needed!

We are always looking for ride leaders and sweeps to lead our ride groups in a fun and safe manner. If you are a confident rider with a genuine interest in sharing your love of the sport and knowledge of the trails, please select “volunteer” in the ticket option below and be on the lookout for an email from madelineshelly@gmail.com. You don’t have to be an advanced rider to volunteer; just be confident at the level you choose in the follow-up form.

Riding Levels

New Rider: I’m entirely new to mountain biking, or I’ve attempted a couple of rides but would love to receive a little coaching. You will get on the dirt, get comfortable with your bike, gear, and learn some basic mountain biking skills.

Distance: Under 5 miles

Beginner: I’m relatively new to mtb. I like it and want to learn about how to be comfortable on varied terrain with more technical features.

Distance: 5- 7 miles

Beginner Plus: I’m comfortable on green and most blue trails. I’m venturing out onto harder trails, but still have to walk some of the more technical features.

Distance: Under 10 miles

Volunteer: I’m a confident rider. I know the trails well, and I’d love to help out as a ride leader or sweep! There will be a separate form for you to list your volunteer preferences. You don’t have to be an advanced rider to volunteer; just be confident at the level you choose in the volunteer form.

*Rides are subject to change based on weather and group consensus. Stay tuned for more info & updates.


July 9, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Appalachian Mountain Bike Club


I.C. King Park via Maryville Pike
2625 Maryville Pike
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States
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