Thanks to on-going sponsorship from Subaru of America, the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program is crankin’ again in 2010. Two teams of trail experts will travel year-round throughout North America and beyond, leading trailwork sessions, meeting with land managers, and working with IMBA-affiliated clubs and members to improve mountain biking opportunities.
The International Mountain Bicycling Association is coming to Tennessee. Chris and Leslie Kehmeier of the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew will be in Knoxville for a Trailbuilding School. The Crews teach â€œsustainableâ€ trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
For more information, please contact Brian Hann.
Evening Club Care workshop. Location TBA
9:00 – Noon: Trailbuilding School classroom session at Ijams Nature Center in the Miller Building
1:00 – 4:00 PM: Trailbuilding School field session at Georgia Marble Trail Network. Participants should park in the Meads Quarry Lot
10:00 AM: Group ride
The Trail Care Crew is proud to be supported by:
Come out Saturday, March 20 to support the Legacy Parks Foundation by participating or volunteering in the Urban Wilderness Challenge!
“Outdoor enthusiasts will have a chance to explore some of Knoxville’s parks, greenways, wilderness and special places that comprise a part of the Urban Wilderness and Historic Corridor. The Urban Wilderness Challenge will provide three unique activities for adventurers of all levels to play in the recreational, historic and natural assets found along Knoxville’s south waterfront. The event benefits Legacy Parks Foundation and is sponsored by River Sports, Patagonia, Knoxville Volunteer Rotary, Knoxvillager.com, Barley’s, Dewhirst Properties and Appalachian Mountain Bike Club.”
Check out the Legacy Parks Foundation website for more info about the race.
AMBC will have a weekend-long camping/riding/trail work trip at Big South Fork on June 4-6. Come up Friday for an evening Grand Gap group ride and camp out. Saturday morning we’ll get up and spend a couple of hours doing trail maintenance; after lunch we’ll spend the rest of the day RIDING! More group rides will happen Sunday.
There will be groups for all levels of riders â€” nobody will miss out on a chance to ride some of East TN’s best trails.
We’ll post more information and updates here as the weekend draws nearer.
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