Ijams is Growing!

tnPlease join us on Thursday November 1 at 10:00 am at the Visitor Center as Ijams Nature Center expands and enhances the Urban Wilderness in South Knoxville.

Join us as we celebrate:

  • Acquisition of a new land purchase – a critically important wooded ridge top in South Knoxville, preserving natural views forever.
  • Expansion of Ijams to 300-acres
  • Anticipation of the opening of 3 Miles of New Multi-Use Trails built by the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club.
If you plan to attend, please email: pjames@ijams.org or call 865-577-4717 ext. 118.

More information here »

Clips of Faith 2012


In its third fabulous year, Clips of Faith is a beer-toting, film-traveling, nonprofit-benefiting show that’s coming to 18 cities coast-to-coast, including Knoxville! We took our love for beer and fans and put them together in this one-of-a-New-Belgium-kind event. You’ll get to try our most esoteric beer offerings – up to 16 varieties on tap! – and pair them with inspiring short films created by fans. And good news—100% of the proceeds from beer sales benefit the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club.

Fans of New Belgium’s Lips of Faith beers know these unique brews are not always easy to find. There will also be your favorite New Belgium classics and you can try them in 3oz samples, or a 12oz pour. Served up by our local beneficiary volunteers, there’s plenty of beer fun to be had with our other traveling tricks and contests. Plus, local vendors will be serving food. When the darkness engulfs us, the films start rolling and you get to cozy up on your blanket or chairs and enjoy the show.

We’ll eat and drink until it gets dark—which is when the films will start rolling-and we’ll cozy up on our blankets and chairs and enjoy the show.

Thanks to New Belgium Brewing for their continued support of Appalachian Mountain Bike Club!


2K13_HeiHeiDeluxe-logoRegister here to win this KONA Hei Hei Deluxe! The bike will be given away at the end of the Clips of Faith event.

For every $5 you donate here, your name will be entered once. The more you donate, the greater your chances of winning!


Win a Kona Hei Hei Deluxe!

2K13_HeiHeiDeluxe-logoOur friends at Tennessee Valley Bicycles have generously donated a KONA Hei Hei Deluxe to be given away at the 2012 Clips of Faith Film Festival!

Click here to enter to win this bike. Each $5 entry is a donation to AMBC, each entry $5 you donate increases your chances of winning… and you can enter as many times as you like!

You’ll also have chances to enter at all AMBC events and group rides leading up to Clips of Faith event on 10/12. Just see an AMBC club officer, who will gladly accept your cash, check and credit card payments.




Hunting Schedule for Forks of the River WMA

Please note that dove season is currently on at Forks of the River! Please steer clear of the trails at the WMA during hunt dates.

Recreation will be limited to the paved greenway only: September 22-23, November 3-18, and December 22-23.

Partnerships, coordination, and sharing our resources have brought us where we are today, so please take a moment when planning your adventures to keep yourself informed on hunting season dates in the FOR Wildlife Management Area!

We will update the club via club list serve, social media, and onsite signs.


Workday Schedule!

Here’s the AMBC trail work day schedule for Fall/Winter 2012/2013. Knoxville’s trails don’t happen without our local volunteers, and will only grow bigger and better with your help. All workdays start at 9 and end between noon-3pm, depending on number of volunteers and work to be completed.

Workday sponsorships are available. If you or your business is interested in sponsoring lunch for an AMBC workday, please contact Brian Hann at president@ambc-sorba.org. Thanks for your support!


Saturday Sept 8th: Marie Myers Park

Info  Park at Meads Quarry and we will Run Shuttle at 9am, 12pm, and 3pm
Sponsor: Tennessee Valley Bicycles

Sunday September 30th: Marie Meyers Park

Info: Park at Meads Quarry and we will Run Shuttle at 9am, 12pm, and 3pm
Sponsor: Tennessee Valley Bicycles

Saturday October 20th  Forks of The River WMA

Info: Park at Meads Quarry and we will Run Shuttle at 9am, 12pm, and 3pm
Sponsor: The Tomato Head

Sunday November 18th: Concord Park

Info: Park in the main parking area
Sponsor: Marcy Souza

Saturday December 15th: Ft. Dickerson

Info: Enter in the Augusta St. Entrance, parking down gravel road to middle of the park
Sponsor: Harper’s Bike Shop

Sunday January 13th: Sharps Ridge

Sponsor: Greenlee’s Bike Shop

Saturday January 26th: Ft. Dickerson

Info: Enter in the Augusta St. Entrance, parking down gravel road to middle of the park
Sponsor: Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria