Bell Built Grant Update – AMBC is a finalist!

GOOD NEWS! Knoxville made it through the first round of voting for the $100,000 Bell Built trail building grant, representing the Eastern United States.

Now comes the big work. In this final round of voting, we need to rally more support than the West Coast and Midwest to win this. We’re underdogs here, but that’s never stopped us.

Here’s how you can help

  1. Go to Bellhelmets.com/bell-built and cast your vote for the URBAN WILDERNESS GRAVITY TRAIL. You can vote once per valid email address — just clear your browser’s cookies and vote again with every address you have!
  2. More importantly, SPREAD THE WORD. Go to DowntownDownhill.com and grab the social media profile pictures and other graphics and share, share, share! Post our videos on your Facebook profile, call your parents and ask them to vote, email all your friends and tell them how much greater we can make the Knoxville outdoor scene together!

Vote for AMBC to Receive a $100,000 Bell Built Grant

Bell Helmets is awarding $100,000 to fund a trailbuilding project, and AMBC is a semifinalist! Vote for us to make the #DowntownDownhill dream a reality.

Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness has over 40 miles of trails for biking and hiking. The proposed “Gravity Trail” – which will include rock gardens, drops, and constructed features –will put us on the map as one of the premiere outdoor recreation destinations. It will add a cool new feature to our trails, attract new riders and businesses, and increase the desirability of our community.

HERE’S WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO YOU:

  • Recreational bicycling is a $200 billion industry in the US
  • One in 20 Americans makes a living off outdoor recreation – 70,000 in Tennessee
  • For every dollar spent on bicycling tourism, $7 more is spent in locations they visit
  • Property values close to trails and greenways are up to 30% higher

Just go to bellhelmets.com/bell-built to vote for AMBC’s Urban Wilderness Gravity Trail, or visit downtowndownhill.com for more information.

Big South Fork Epic Weekend 2015

Join AMBC for our annual National Trails Day work party and weekend campout!

Saturday: We’ll do some work to help improve and maintain the amazing trails of Big South Fork from 9-12 a.m. After lunch (provided by AMBC), we’ll break out for group rides all afternoon.

Come back to the Bandy Creek campground that evening for a low country boil, sponsored by REI Knoxville.

Sunday: Group rides of all varieties- including one of EPIC proportions.

Bring the family and camp all weekend!

AMBC 2013 Fall Festival

It’s almost here! Join us for the 2013 AMBC Fall Festival on November 2nd at 654 Helix Lane.

Volunteers needed

Interested in helping us out with a short volunteer shift at the Fall Festival? Shoot us an email!

Spread the word

Click the image below to download a pdf of the poster and help us spread the word!

ambc-fall-fest-2013-poster

Schedule

  • Guided “Dirty 30” ride for adventurers · 1:00
  • Guided Rides for all levels · 1:30
  • Guided Kids’ Ride · 1:45
  • Midday Snacks Provided by Savory & Sweet food truck
  • Short Track Race by Dirty Bird Events· 4:30
  • Food provided by Food Sales East · 6:00
  • Live music · 7 :00
  • Silent Auction all day/Raffle Drawing · 8:00
  • Late night dancing