“…With solid year-round work in land conservation and recreation promotion from local entities such as the Legacy Parks Foundation, Knoxville is fast becoming one of the hottest outdoor cities on the east coast.”
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
Check out this great rider footage of Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness!
Fall is almost here and along with the great riding weather comes our chance to get our hands dirty and expand our trail system in South Knoxville. We have ambitious goals this season but with our awesome volunteers, we will be knocking out miles of trail to enjoy come Spring!
Unless otherwise noted, we will meet at Meades Quarry at 9:00 am. Tools will be provided, just bring gloves and water. Look forward to seeing everyone out there!
- September 10 – Fort Dickerson
- October 23
- November 5
- November 27
- December 17
First of all, thanks to ALL the great members and friends of AMBC who have helped to kick off the 2010-2011 Winter trail building season. We’ve had some pretty incredible turnout and already gotten a bunch of work done. The trails of South Knoxville just keep getting bigger and better, and we’ve got plans for even more there and beyond.
As if the promise of having several miles of fresh awesome trail to ride isn’t enough incentive to bring you out to dig in the dirt, we’re making it even better. All you have to do is log 15 trail work hours with AMBC by the end of the season (don’t forget to sign the log sheet!), and you’ll get an exclusive AMBC TRAIL BUILDER t-shirt. Check our event calendar for a list of work days. See you on the trail!
Photos from 12-4-2010 and 12-12-2010 workdays