AMBC working with Knox County Parks and Recreation to build out trails on the east entrance side. With the trial plan now in review and trail building funds allocated AMBC looks to assist the county with construction.
AMBC working with Knox County Parks and Recreation to sign the existing trails at Concord, for the time being trail apps like are the most up to date. The County is reviewing the proposed trail plan for the far south areas of Concord and AMBC will assist with it’s implementation.
Legacy Parks Foundation is working to build out trails on the north side of sharps ridge including Knoxville’s first adaptive cycling trail.
Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness
-Baker Creek Preserve
The City of Knoxville in completing the bike park plan at Baker Creek Preserve. A note from the city is below. It is imperative that we respect this construction site, stay out!!!
“We know you are all VERY excited and anxious about the Baker Creek Preserve Bike Park, we are as well! HOWEVER, it is NOT OPEN and we ask you to STAY OUT of the work area!! Entering these areas disturbs our builders and their hard work and can delay the finishing of the park. Please respect the work and details of the project by staying out of the project area and off of the skills lines. Also note: our builders ride test these lines to fine tune them, a lot of planning and work is going toward creating a fun and safe bike park for YOU! Hang in there for a late spring opening date!”
-Extending the Urban Wilderness network
AMBC is working to extend the Urban Wilderness network further East on private parcels. This will extend the mileage on the South end of the network as well as provide a hardwood forest experience on the periphery of the existing trails. Much of this work is not on physical maps, please use trail apps like Trailforks and MTB project as they are updated before printed maps.
-Marie Myers Park
AMBC is working to complete the all-weather trails at Marie Myers, the last trail to be armored will be Victor Ashe. For Access to the all-weather trails you can snag one of the few parking spots at 4715 Sevierville Pike or you can park at Baker Creek Preserve and use Red Bud Crest trail to gain access to Marie Myers. AMBC will be monitoring Red Bud Crest and making adjustments to the trail for all-weather use in 2020.
Working with the City of Knoxville, AMBC will be updating signage in the Urban Wilderness throughout 2020.