Thanks to You, the #DowntownDownhill Dream Will Come True

You made this happen.

11325805_649842791826390_269021344_nThanks to the help of all our friends old and new, we won the nationwide race for the Bell Helmets Bell Built grant, by a truly overwhelming margin. This is a big deal not just for AMBC or Knoxville, but for the entire East Coast, especially the Southeast.

Thanks to Exchequer Riders Club and COGGS for inspiring us to carry out the campaign that we did. They were strong competition and we look forward to seeing their projects come to fruition, too. We encourage you to check out their great trail systems anytime you’re in Mariposa, CA, or Duluth, MN.

What’s next: We’ll be working with IMBA Trail Solutions to finalize the design of the trail, while also continuing work on the other trails in the new bike park with AMBC volunteers. Check back here and on AMBC’s Facebook page for an up-to-date work schedule and volunteer opportunities, and keep an eye on for updates on the work-in-progress.

Now let’s get to work. Let’s get rad.

AMBC Wool Jerseys – Preorder now

We’re now taking preorders for AMBC wool cycling jerseys! These black long-sleeve wool jerseys are only $80, and will have the AMBC logo embroidered on the front. Keep warm this winter and show your support for your local mountain bike club!

Email today to preorder! We’ll also be taking orders and prepayments (check + cash) at the next AMBC meeting at Barley’s on November 22.

Short Track Races!

We’ve added a series of short-track races to the AMBC Fall Festival!

The course has been laid out and contains singletrack, a fast bermy jumpy section, some grass, and a gravel section. Should be good for spectators and racers alike. If you’ve done a dirty south ride, you’ve probably ridden most of it. The course will be marked several days before the festival to give you guys a chance to preride.

Race breakdown

5:00 – Cat2(sport)/Beginner race 20-25 minutes
5:35 – Pro/Cat1(expert) 25-30 minutes
6:10 – SS/Women 20-25 minutes

The beginner and women’s races will start 1 minute behind Cat2 and SS. Pro and Cat1 will start and be scored together unless field size warrants separation.

Race cost

Nothing! (But feel free to make a donation to AMBC) We are asking for people to donate race plates from previous races so we don’t have to buy anything. Send me a message or an email if you’ve got some you’d like to pass along.


ryanmac1027 (at)

Check here for more info on the Fall Festival.