Trail work updates

First of all, thanks to ALL the great members and friends of AMBC who have helped to kick off the 2010-2011 Winter trail building season. We’ve had some pretty incredible turnout and already gotten a bunch of work done. The trails of South Knoxville just keep getting bigger and better, and we’ve got plans for even more there and beyond.

As if the promise of having several miles of fresh awesome trail to ride isn’t enough incentive to bring you out to dig in the dirt, we’re making it even better. All you have to do is log 15 trail work hours with AMBC by the end of the season (don’t forget to sign the log sheet!), and you’ll get an exclusive AMBC TRAIL BUILDER t-shirt. Check our event calendar for a list of work days. See you on the trail!

Photos from 12-4-2010 and 12-12-2010 workdays

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City and County Parks Team Up to Help You Get Out!

Knox County and the City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation departments are partnering with Legacy Parks Foundation to present the GetOut! series of activities to provide fun recreational activities that encourage healthy lifestyles while enjoying the natural resources of our area.  Activities are scheduled throughout the month of June for anyone interested in beginning or continuing biking, hiking, or paddling.

Bike rides, both on community greenways and mountain bike trails, hikes in community parks, and river paddles from both west Knox County and downtown locations are the types of activities scheduled.

A $10 donation to Legacy Parks Foundation is suggested for each activity, and registration is encouraged. (Registration for the river paddles is required, in order to plan for the correct number of boats.) Registration and general information is available by calling 541-4500, or on line at

Mountain Biking

Meet at Ijams Nature Center on June 22 at 6 p.m. to ride at Mead’s Quarry with the Appalachian Mountain Bike Association. Helmets are required. Check or for more information. Some demo bikes will be on hand, but please bring your own bike if you have one.

The Appalachian Mountain Bike Club also leads rides at Hastie Park every Tuesday evening at 6:30, weather permitting. Meet in the parking lot of Anderson-South Head Start, 4808 Prospect Road.

Click here to download a full schedule of events.

GA-Ross Marble workday 5/1/10

This past Saturday we had a small-but-strong group turn out to finish buffing out the rock-armored sections in the first phase of the Georgia/Ross Marble singletrack trails. Thanks to some pointers during the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew classes, we’ve added reinforcement to sections of trail that would be otherwise unrideable for a few days after any rain. Come on out after it dries out and check out the new work!

Thanks to Shawn McCann for the photos.