We had another record-breaking number of entries this year — a massive THANK YOU to everyone who entered and shared the giveaway. Every dollar goes back into building and maintaining trails in and around Knoxville — we truly couldn’t do it without you. We’ll see you all next year at the 11th annual AMBC Fall Festival on Nov. 7, 2020!
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…
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Join Appalachian Mountain Bike Club at Baker Creek Preserve for an awesome weekend of bikes, beer, food, friends and music proudly presented by:
Harper Audi | Yee-Haw Brewing Company | Bush’s Beans | First Neighborhoods Realty | City of Knoxville – Government
Group rides for all levels & Bell Joy Ride – Knoxville, TN !
Bike Raffle by Ibis Cycles & Harpers Bike Shop!
Bike demos from a variety of manufacturers!
Short Track Race by Dirty Bird Events
Dinner provided by AMBC, Bush’s Beans & Sweet P’s Barbeque & Downtown Dive!
Beer on tap!
Silent Disco brought to you by the AMBC & REI!
The latest AMBC rad swag!
On-site camping (short walk from the parking lot)!
10AM Set-up starts (lend a hand!)
4PM Campground opens
6PM Soundcheck social
8:30AM Coffee with Backyard Coffee & Trailsnacks
8:30AM Demo-land opens – demos ALL DAY!
9AM Fall Fest Joy Ride! registration
10AM Bell Joy kicks off
10:30AM Group rides for all levels – listen for announcements
ALL DAY BUY BIKE RAFFLE TICKETS by Harpers Bike Shop!
11:30AM Food trucks open for business
11:45AM Guided kids ride
12PM BEER GARDENS OPEN!
2:45AM Guided kids ride
3PM Whip Off!
4:30PM Short Track Race by Dirty Bird Events
ALL DAY BID ON SILENT AUCTION ITEMS!
5:30PM Live music!
6:30PM AMBC family supper provided by Bush’s Beans & Sweet P’s Barbeque & Downtown Dive!
7PM Live music!
8:30PM SILENT AUCTION CLOSES!
8:35PM BIKE RAFFLE BIG WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT!
8:45PM Live music!
10PM SILENT DISCO presented by REI (you want to do this)
MARK YOUR CALENDARS – NOVEMBER 7, 2020 11TH ANNUAL FALL FEST!
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.
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 of trail have been built & maintained by AMBC since 2007 at 6 major trail networks, parks and private land with public use agreements.
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.