Register Now for Outdoor Knoxfest ’12!

Friday, August 24 – Sunday August 26

A three-day urban adventure packed with events and activities for the avid adventurer, weekend warrior, novice outdoor enthusiast and anyone who loves to Get out and play!

The event benefits Legacy Parks Foundation, a Knoxville-based non-profit working to expand and promote outdoor recreational venues and opportunities throughout East Tennessee.

Weekend Event Lineup

Pickel Road Ride – Saturday 8 AM

In honor of Harry Pickel, famous for his friendly greetings to those that rode past his store on Thorngrove Pike, the Smoky Mountain Wheelmen Bicycle Club has designed a scenic 40- mile ride to highlight East Knox County. The route skirts the French Broad River as it winds past pastoral farmland and tranquil woods. Register at active.com or by mail.

Urban Adventure Race – Saturday 9 AM

The Urban Adventure Race offers a 6-8 hour challenging course for teams of three who will bike, run, paddle, swim, orienteer and face a few surprises as they maneuver a unique course in and around downtown Knoxville and the Knoxville Urban Wilderness. Pre-registration required. Race is limited to 250 participants. Register at active.com or by mail.

History Hike – Saturday 9 AM

Former Olympian Missy Kane, along with one of our prominent local historians, will be leading a 3-mile hike on the trails at Fort Dickerson Park. Come discover this hidden gem in the heart of Knoxville. Register at the Covenant all center at 865-541-4500.

Get Out & Play Activities – Saturday 10-4

Knoxville’s waterfront will be the scene for a mix of outdoor activities! this is a great time to try out sport climbing on the climbing wall or see why everyone’s excited about stand-up paddleboards. There will be challenges for kids of all ages — come enjoy the outdoors!

Urban Trail Race – Sunday 9 AM

Start Sunday morning with a 4-mile trail run lead by the Knoxville Track Club. Park at Ijams Nature Center and make your way down to the new trails at the Meads Quarry — a perfect start for the day’s adventures. Walkers are welcome. Register at active.com or by mail.

TBRA Point Series Mountain Bike Time Trial – Sunday 11 AM

Test your mountain bike skills and endurance on the new Urban Wilderness South Loop trails. The 10+ mile singletrack loop designed by the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club starts at Meads Quarry. Register at active.com or by mail.

Legacy Leisure Bike Ride – Sunday 2 PM

Enjoy a part road/part greenway ride to Ijams Nature Center and back. Mast General Store and the Smoky Mountain Wheelmen will lead a group of riders from downtown Market Square to Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness and back. The 12-mile ride will be at a social pace perfect for enjoying the scenery along the way. Register at the Covenant call center at 865-541-4500.

Go for the Triple Crown!

We’ve designed a commemorative gift for those that take the challenge of completing all 3 races — urban adventure race (Saturday), urban trail race (Sunday morning) and the TBRA Mountain Bike time trail (Sunday late morning). register for all three events, enjoy a discounted entry fee and make the most of your Outdoor Knoxfest experience!

Download registration and schedule here »

Download a PDF of the poster here »

Big South Fork Epic Weekend 2012

Celebrate and contribute to National Trails Day by joining AMBC for our 3rd annual Big South Fork Epic Weekend.

AMBC will have a weekend-long camping/riding/trail work trip at Big South Fork on June 1-3. Come up Friday for an evening Grand Gap group ride and camp out.

Saturday morning we’ll get up and hit the trails for some maintenance from 9-12; 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—nobody will miss out on a chance to ride some of East Tennessee’s best trails.

Please email president@ambc-sorba.org if you’re coming so we can get a head count. See you there!

Big South Fork Epic Weekend 2012

Celebrate and contribute to National Trails Day by joining AMBC for our 3rd annual Big South Fork Epic Weekend.

AMBC will have a weekend-long camping/riding/trail work trip at Big South Fork on June 1-3. Come up Friday for an evening Grand Gap group ride and camp out.

Saturday morning we’ll get up and hit the trails for some maintenance from 9-12; 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—nobody will miss out on a chance to ride some of East Tennessee’s best trails.

Beers, Bikes, Flicks & Fun!

Come out to the new Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center at Volunteer Landing for a night of films by Bikes ’N’ Beers, snacks and beer on April 17th.

Films start at 7pm, but we’ll also be meeting up at the Adventure Center at 5 for a ride beforehand.

Cost for the event is a $10 donation, with all proceeds going to AMBC.

Huge thanks to our sponsors River Sports and Keen!

RSVP  at the Facebook event »

IMBA-SORBA Advocacy Leadership Training Weekend

Love your local trails? Want to be more involved? Are you already serving as a chapter officer? Join us for the IMBA-SORBA Advocacy Leadership Training weekend and spring meeting of the SORBA Board of Directors. We’re meeting in Knoxville, Tennessee for a weekend of socializing, advocacy training, and bike riding. The event kicks off Friday evening March 30th and runs til Sunday April 1st.

Meet Dave Wiens at the Friday social and hear him give the keynote address at lunch on Saturday. Mike Van Able, IMBA Executive Director, will also be there to meet you and talk about the IMBA and SORBA relationship.

Sig Hutchinson will hold a session on Saturday. Sig is a dedicated advocate and a dynamic speaker that you won’t want to miss.

The Volunteer Rewards Dinner will be held Saturday evening at the Ijams Nature Center.

Group rides are held on Sunday at the local trails. Come out and enjoy the work of the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club.

The cost is $30 for the whole weekend. Or if you are only attending the dinner on Saturday the cost is $20.

Registration is now open! Sign up today!