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Joy Ride: Big South Fork

June 4, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

NOTE: Big South Fork straddles two time zones. We will operate this event on EST!

Join us at Big South Fork EPIC WEEKEND to celebrate National Trails Day with an EPIC JOY RIDE!!! Grab a friend or make some new ones at this event for female, female-identifying, and non-binary riders of all abilities ages 18 and up.

This event is free, but please register by June 2nd. This helps us ensure we have enough volunteers and supplies.

Click here to register

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!!

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 10:30 AM for sign-in!

Epic Joy Ride Full Event Schedule

10:00 – 10:30

  • Sign in – This event will meet at the Bandy Creek Visitor’s Center parking lot (151 Stable Rd. Oneida, TN 37841).
  • Mix and mingle with the other attendees

10:30 – 10:45

  • Announcements
  • Meet your group leaders

10:45 – 1:30

  • Ride and have fun!

1:30 – 2:00

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

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 caroline.mccarley@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

Intermediate: I am a confident rider and can ride my bike on technical terrain. I’m fine with roots and rocks, comfortable on blue trails and ready for new challenge.

Distance: 10 – 15 miles

Intermediate Advanced: Let’s go on an adventure! We’ll do a little more distance, a few more features, and try new things.

Advanced: Let us know what you’re into! Want to hit the jump trails or get your miles in? We’ve got you covered.

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.


June 4, 2023
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Event Category:


AMBC Joy Ride


Big South Fork – Bandy Creek
Bandy Loop
Oneida, 37841
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