Rock & Roll Velodrome: A Benefit for Steve Hancock

 

For many years, Steve Hancock has had a saying: Make hard jobs easier.

Hancock, a local musician and cycling enthusiast, was riding his bicycle on May 5 when he was struck in the right lane by an uninsured motorist. His bicycle was destroyed and he was thrown far from the road, sustaining many horrible injury to his lower torso and legs. The cost of putting him on the road to recovery was and is staggering. Rehabilitating his damaged body and paying for the attention he needs to do so is a very hard job.

And we are going to make that hard job easier. If you’ll help.

On September 17, Barley’s will host a benefit concert featuring various Knoxville bands (many of which include cyclists). There will also be multiple morning bike rides which will end at Barley’s for the show (details coming). There will also be several fantastic items silent-auctioned off, including merchandise from local businesses and an painting by local artist Jenna Hancock, inspired by her father.

Bike ride details (among other details) will be posted in the next few days. Here is the line up:

Outside performances by:
3pm – Will Fist
4pm – Econopop
5pm – Greg Horne
6pm – Katie and the Bass Drums

Inside performances by:
8pm Stolen Sheep
9pm The Tim Lee 3
10pm Three Man Band
11pm Senryu (and guests)
12pm Fine Peduncle

Cover: $10 (or more, if you feel like being completely awesome)
Age: All Ages during the day, 18+ after 10 (subject to clarification)

There will also be a website where donations will be accepted for Steve and his family, for people who cannot travel in for the show, or those who wish to donate after the event. Click here to donate online »

WUTK is really nice to sponsor this. They are nice to support so much, so often, and also deserve your support.

RSVP at Facebook

3XC Races

KnoxVelo / AMBC / 865 Cycling are bringing you the  3XC mountain bike race series!

The races include:

Big South Fork XC Mtn Bike Race – June 20, 2010

Haw Ridge XC Mtn Bike Race – July 25, 2010

Panther Creek XC Mtn Bike Race – October 10, 2010

A USAC MTB & TBRA Event

More information can be found at 865 Cycling »

Click here to register NOW »

Download the Flyer

Subaru IMBA Trail Care Crew Visit!

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 “sustainable” 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.

Click here to RSVP for Saturday’s Trailbuilding School online.

For more information, please contact Brian Hann.

Schedule

Thursday:
Evening Club Care workshop. Location TBA

Saturday:
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

Sunday:
10:00 AM: Group ride

The Trail Care Crew is proud to be supported by: