Volunteer Opportunities


Spring 2014 Workday Schedule

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Here’s AMBC’s Spring 2014 workday schedule! All work sessions start at 9:00 and we’ll work for a few hours until lunch. Bring gloves, water and eye protection.

March 9:  Sharps Ridge
Lunch provided by Fountain City Pedaler

March 29: Urban Wilderness (meet at Meads Quarry)
Lunch provided by club members Clay and Denita Guerry at their house

April 13: Urban Wilderness (meet at Meads Quarry)
LUNCH SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE! Contact us to sponsor.

April 26: Concord Park
LUNCH SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE! Contact us to sponsor.

May 17: TBA

June 7: National Trails Day Work and Ride Weekend at Big South Fork, with camping Saturday night & group rides Saturday & Sunday
LUNCH SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE! Contact us to sponsor.

 


Winter 2013-2014 Workday Schedule

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

IMGP2858Here it is… our Fall/Winter AMBC Work Day Schedule. These will start at 9 am and we work until lunch! More details to follow.

October 5: Haw Ridge
Lunch provided by Knoxville Bike Company

October 19: Urban Wilderness
Lunch provided by Tennessee Valley Bicycles

November 10: IC King
Lunch provided by Cedar Bluff Cycles

November 30: Sharps Ridge
Lunch provided by Fountain City Pedaler

December 15: Sharps Ridge
Lunch provided by Fountain City Pedaler

January 25: Urban Wilderness

Lunch provided by Harper’s Bike Shop

February 9: IC King
Lunch provided by The Bike Zoo

February 22: Concord Park
Lunch Provided by Echelon Bicycles


Outdoor Knoxfest 2013

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

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Outdoor KnoxFest is a three-day urban adventure for people of all ages and skill levels to experience Knoxville from a bicycle seat, paddle board, canoe, trail, climbing wall and more. Teaming with the Dogwood Arts Festival, Outdoor KnoxFest will be Friday, April 19 through Sunday, April 21, 2013 and will benefit Legacy Parks Foundation. The Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center at Knoxville’s Volunteer Landing will be the hub for this year’s mix of outdoor recreational venues that encourages people of all ages and levels of experience to participate. From guided trail rides, runs, hikes and paddles, the festival showcases Knoxville’s outdoor amenities with a special spotlight on the Urban Wilderness, a 1,000-acre urban playground only minutes from downtown. The event is produced by Legacy Parks Foundation, a Knoxville-based non-profit actively working to make East Tennessee a recreational destination of the Southeast.  For details and event schedule, please visit OutdoorKnoxville.com.  Many of the events are free, however, registration is required for all events except Saturday’s Get Out & Play.

 

Schedule of Events

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 19

 

4-6:30pm Media Challenge at Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center

Local media personalities test their skills at some of the dozens of outdoor activities taking place throughout the outdoor weekend including fly fishing, bike mechanics, disc golf, slack line, climbing the wall and more.

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

9:00am Pickel Road Rides – Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center

The Smoky Mountain Wheelmen Bike Club will host a ride through the scenic backroads of East Tennessee ride with the option of 20, 40, and 60 mile routes. The ride honors Harry Pickel who is fondly remembered for his friendly greetings to all that journeyed by his store, the H & H Service Mart on Thorngrove Pike, (circa 1895). All rides start at 9am from the Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center. Pre-register by Thursday, April 18 for $25; day-of registration is $30. Register online at OutdoorKnoxville.com

9:00am Urban Wilderness Trail Run – Knoxville Urban Wilderness

The Knoxville Track Club has charted a scenic and adventuresome course through Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness beginning at Ijams Nature Center. Runners and walkers can choose from a 4 or 8-mile loop.
Pre-register by Thursday, April 18 for $25; day-of registration is $30. Register online at OutdoorKnoxville.com

10:00am Bike Maintenance Clinic – Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center

Enjoy coffee and bagels as the folks at Tennessee Valley Bikes demonstrate maintenance skills and tips for keeping your bikes in good working condition on the road or trail. Event is sponsored by the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club and will start at 10 am at the Out- door Knoxville Adventure Center.

Clinic is free but pre-registration is required. Register online at OutdoorKnoxville.com

11:00 – 4pm Get Out and Play Activities – Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center

Experience the fun of a stand-up paddle boat, test your skills walking a slack line or try dozens of other outdoor activities for all ages. River Sports Outfitters, YMCA and the University of Tennessee’s Outdoor Program have teamed up to provide all the equipment nec- essary for hours of fun for everyone.

FREE

11:00am Fly Fishing Clinic – Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center

Tackle a few of the basic fly fishing skills as the experts at 3 Rivers Angler share their techniques on casting fundamentals and choos- ing the right gear.

Clinic is free but pre-registration is required. Register online at OutdoorKnoxville.com

11:00am Urban Wilderness Hike – Ijams Nature Center

Explore the unusual rock formations, marble quarry, and quiet trails of Ijams Nature Center in the heart of Knoxville’s Urban Wilder- ness lead by an Ijams’ Naturalist.

Hike is free but pre-registration is required. Register online at OutdoorKnoxville.com

12:00pm “First Time in the Woods” Mountain Bike Ride – Knoxville Urban Wilderness

Beginner riders will follow an experienced member of the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club to learn important bike handling skills for navigating the trails in Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness. Bring your own bike, or we can supply one, helmet, water and eye protection. Snacks provided.

Ride is free but pre-registration is required. Register online at OutdoorKnoxville.com

1:00pm “Where’s the Trail?” Mountain Bike Ride – Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center

Discover the impressive trail system just across the river from the heart of downtown in Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness. Riders will learn how to safely commute to the trailhead at Meads Quarry and then break into 2 groups for a 7-14 mile trail ride before heading back. Bring bike, helmet, and water. Snacks provided.

Ride is free but pre-registration is required. Register online at OutdoorKnoxville.com

2:00pm Disc Golf Clinic – Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center

Learn the necessary skills and techniques of this competitive sport from members of the Knoxville Disc Golf Club.

Clinic is free but pre-registration is required. Register online at OutdoorKnoxville.com

2:00pm Urban Wilderness Hike – Fort Dickerson Park

Discover one of the best-preserved earthen forts from the Civil War era that rests on a knob just across the river from downtown! The exploration at Ft Dickerson Park will be lead by one of Ijams Nature Center naturalist.

Hike is free but pre-registration is required. Register online at OutdoorKnoxville.com

3:00pm Fly Fishing Clinic – Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center

Tackle a few of the basic fly fishing skills as the experts at 3 Rivers Angler share their techniques on casting fundamentals and choos- ing the right gear.

Clinic is free but pre-registration is required. Register online at OutdoorKnoxville.com

3:00pm Bikes ‘N Blooms Scenic Ride- Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center

Observe the beauty of the Dogwood Trails from the seat of a bicycle as you ride from the Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center to the colorful gardens that frame Island Home Boulevard. Riders will enjoy river views and tranquil forests as they continue on the green- way to Ijams Nature Center before returning. This scenic 8-mile ride is for the whole family to enjoy.

Ride is free but pre-registration is required. Register online at OutdoorKnoxville.com

4:00pm “Get on the Greenway “ Runs – Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center

Take a sprint along the scenic Neyland Greenway located behind the Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center. The Knoxville Track Club will host 2 events — the 1-mile Kids Fun Run course takes the younger sprinters out to the splash fountains at Volunteer Landing Park while the 5K participants continue on to Tyson Park before returning.

Runs are free but pre-registration is required. Register online at OutdoorKnoxville.com

4:00pm Group Paddle on the River – Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center

Delight in the beauty of Knoxville’s waterfront on a guided paddle that skirts the shoreline of the Tennessee River. The UT Outdoor Program and the City of Knoxville will be providing the boats and gear.

Paddle is free but pre-registration is required. Register online at OutdoorKnoxville.com

6:00pm Bike Maintenance Clinic – Tennessee Valley Bikes

Learn how to keep your bike in good working condition, change a flat and make minor repairs on the road or trail from expert bike mechanics at Tennessee Valley Bikes. Wine and cheese will supplement the maintenance skills learned at this evening bike clinic. Event is sponsored by the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club and will start at 6pm at Tennessee Valley Bikes.

Clinic is free but pre-registration is required. Register online at OutdoorKnoxville.com

SUNDAY, APRIL 21

9:00am Bike Maintenance Clinic on the Trail – Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness

Learn how to fix those on the trail mountain bike repairs. This course teaches you how to do crucial in the woods wrenching to get you back on two wheels and on with your ride. Bring your bike, gear and water. The Appalachian Mountain Bike Club will provide snack and breakdowns.

Clinic is free but pre-registration is required. Register online at OutdoorKnoxville.com

11-2:00pm Mountain Bike Scavenger Hunt – Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness

Beat the clock in this 3-hour Scavenger Hunt! Riders will race to designated checkpoints, snap a picture and scurry back to the start finish in the required time. Sponsored by the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club, the race will start at Meads Quarry.

Pre-register by Thursday, April 18 for $25; day-of registration is $30. Register online at OutdoorKnoxville.com.

2:00pm Sunday Singles Disc Golf Tournament – Morningside Park

New and experienced players can compete in the Singles Tournament that will be held on the newly designed 18-hole course at Morningside Park. Players may want to take the Saturday Disc Golf Clinic for some expert tips from experienced members of the Knoxville Disc Golf Club.

Pre-register by Thursday, April 18 at $25; day-of registration is $30. Register online at OutdoorKnoxville.com

2:00pm “Where’s the Trail?” Mountain Bike Ride – Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center

Discover Knoxville’s newest singletrack trail on the forested slopes of Sharp’s Ridge Memorial Park, just north of downtown. Learn the safest route to the trails then join the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club on a ride through the woods before returning. Bring bike, helmet, and water. Snacks provided.

Ride is free but pre-registration is required. Register online at OutdoorKnoxville.com

2:00pm Urban Wilderness Hike – Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness

Enjoy a guided walk with Ijams Nature Center through the boulder fields at Ross Marble Quarry. Hike is free but pre-registration is required. Register online at OutdoorKnoxville.com

2:00pm Group Paddle on the River – Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center

Delight in the beauty of Knoxville’s waterfront on a guided paddle that skirts the shoreline of the Tennessee River. The UT Outdoor Program and the City of Knoxville will be providing the boats and gear.

Paddle is free but pre-registration is required. Register online at OutdoorKnoxville.com

3:00pm Bikes ‘N Blooms Scenic Ride – Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center

Spring is a wonderful time to be on a bicycle to behold the colorful displays of our native dogwood trees that line our boulevards and gardens. Leaving the Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center, riders will ride through downtown and loop through historic neighbor- hoods in North Knoxville. This scenic 8-mile ride is fun for the whole family.

Ride is free but pre-registration is required. Register online at OutdoorKnoxville.com.

3:00pm Advanced Mountain Bike Ride – Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness

Experience the more challenging side of the Urban Wilderness with leaders from the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club as they tackle the more technical sections of the Urban Wilderness Trail system. Riders will break into 3 groups according to fitness and skill levels, — no one gets dropped. Route will be 10-20 miles and is designed for proficient trail riders. Bring bike, snacks and water.

Ride is free but pre-registration is required. Register online at OutdoorKnoxville.com


AMBC Fall Festival 2012

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Clips of Faith 2012

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

In its third fabulous year, Clips of Faith is a beer-toting, film-traveling, nonprofit-benefiting show that’s coming to 18 cities coast-to-coast, including Knoxville! We took our love for beer and fans and put them together in this one-of-a-New-Belgium-kind event. You’ll get to try our most esoteric beer offerings – up to 16 varieties on tap! – and pair them with inspiring short films created by fans. And good news—100% of the proceeds from beer sales benefit the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club.

Fans of New Belgium’s Lips of Faith beers know these unique brews are not always easy to find. There will also be your favorite New Belgium classics and you can try them in 3oz samples, or a 12oz pour. Served up by our local beneficiary volunteers, there’s plenty of beer fun to be had with our other traveling tricks and contests. Plus, local vendors will be serving food. When the darkness engulfs us, the films start rolling and you get to cozy up on your blanket or chairs and enjoy the show.

We’ll eat and drink until it gets dark—which is when the films will start rolling-and we’ll cozy up on our blankets and chairs and enjoy the show.

Thanks to New Belgium Brewing for their continued support of Appalachian Mountain Bike Club!

WIN A KONA HEI HEI DELUXE

Register here to win this KONA Hei Hei Deluxe! The bike will be given away at the end of the Clips of Faith event.

For every $5 you donate here, your name will be entered once. The more you donate, the greater your chances of winning!

 


Workday Schedule!

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Here’s the AMBC trail work day schedule for Fall/Winter 2012/2013. Knoxville’s trails don’t happen without our local volunteers, and will only grow bigger and better with your help. All workdays start at 9 and end between noon-3pm, depending on number of volunteers and work to be completed.

Workday sponsorships are available. If you or your business is interested in sponsoring lunch for an AMBC workday, please contact Brian Hann at president@ambc-sorba.org. Thanks for your support!

 

Saturday Sept 8th: Marie Myers Park

Info  Park at Meads Quarry and we will Run Shuttle at 9am, 12pm, and 3pm
Sponsor: Tennessee Valley Bicycles

Sunday September 30th: Marie Meyers Park

Info: Park at Meads Quarry and we will Run Shuttle at 9am, 12pm, and 3pm
Sponsor: Tennessee Valley Bicycles

Saturday October 20th  Forks of The River WMA

Info: Park at Meads Quarry and we will Run Shuttle at 9am, 12pm, and 3pm
Sponsor: The Tomato Head

Sunday November 18th: Concord Park

Info: Park in the main parking area
Sponsor: Marcy Souza

Saturday December 15th: Ft. Dickerson

Info: Enter in the Augusta St. Entrance, parking down gravel road to middle of the park
Sponsor: Harper’s Bike Shop

Sunday January 13th: Sharps Ridge

Sponsor: Greenlee’s Bike Shop

Saturday January 26th: Ft. Dickerson

Info: Enter in the Augusta St. Entrance, parking down gravel road to middle of the park
Sponsor: Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria