AMBC Fall Festival

Join us November 6th at Baker Creek Preserve in the heart of Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness for the 12th Annual Fall Festival!!! Hosted by AMBC and presented by Audi Knoxville.

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Supporting Sponsors:

Bike Raffle

Support AMBC for a chance to win the custom-built Kona mountain bike of your choice!

AMBC and Tennessee Valley Bicycles are offering your choice of mountain bike from Kona!!!

The details:

The winner can take their pick of Process 134 CR or Process X with OneUp carbon handlebars in your preferred rise, rolling on wheels lovingly hand-built by TVB, featuring carbon rims by NOX Composites, Sapim CX-Ray spokes, laced to I9 Hydra Classic hubs and Lilly Precision Nipples in the color of your choice. And just to make sure you’re looking and feeling extra rad on the trail, we’ll set you up with $200 worth of cycling apparel from Club Ride!

Entries are only $10 each, and you can enter as many times as you like (you can save $ with multiple entries)! All proceeds go to AMBC, to further the development and improvement of mountain bike trails in our area. The drawing will happen at the AMBC Fall Festival on November 6th at 8:35pm. The bike will be available for local pickup at TVB in Knoxville, or the winner may arrange shipping at their own expense.

ENTER HERE!

Fresh Swag

Shop at the Festival

Visit AMBC in person at Fall Festival on November 6th from 8:30am –  9pm for the latest gear you need. We’ll have a full selection of fresh merchandise including the coveted Limited Edition Foam Hat.


REI Knoxville Pop – Up Shop

Can’t make it to the festival shop? No problem, the AMBC Pop-up shop will be open November 8th – November 13th at REI Knoxville.

Store Hours: 10am – 8pm
Location: 6700 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919


KITSBOW + AMBC Special Order

This year we’ve partnered up with Kitsbow to offer 2 of their pieces with an AMBC touch – We have their cult classic ICON shirt featuring Pendleton® wool and a sharp leather AMBC patch. We also have their short sleeve merino wool t’s with a sporty AMBC patch on the sleeve. The best part is that these items will ship directly to you after they’re made by hand in Old Fort, North Carolina!!! Kitsbow will be joining us at Fall Fest with a full size run of their garments to try on so that you get the fit you want!

Silent Auction

CALL FOR ITEMS

Accepting donations for goods, services, and experiences. Items can be submitted until 10/29 to info@ambcknox.org

Be Prepared – Register and Bid online from November 3rd – November 6th

 

Ride!

FESTIVAL DAY RIDES:

Bell Joy Ride

The Bell Joy Program is designed to inspire and enable female cyclists with regular, structured, fun, and social rides that appeal to all levels of riders. The program allows female riders to enjoy challenge and camaraderie in a non-intimidating environment. Registration is required!


Catalyst Sports aMTB rides

Sponsored by the Dralla Foundation

Join Catalyst Sports as they travel throughout the Southeast to introduce people with physical disabilities to the exciting world of Adaptive Mountain Biking!

Register today to join or volunteer for one of their aMTB rides!


Guided Rides by Knoxville Outdoor Tours

Knoxville Outdoor Tours offers curated mountain bike guiding service throughout Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness trail system. With over 1000 acres of mountain bike trails including Baker Creek Preserve, Year Round Get Down and Sharps Ridge, they can lead the perfect ride for you! For Fall Fest, they will be taking you on no-drop ride throughout Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness, Put away the maps, They know all the good stuff! Registration is required, link to be provided soon!


Self Guided Rides

We have some great rides curated for those who are looking to ride at your own pace. One of our super volunteers (Vinnie Connors) has set up 4 rides in trailforks that are great options for the day! They can be downloaded to a GPS device for turn by turn navigation, or swing by the Information booth to get a physical map.


Devils Racetrack Shuttles

With support from Knox Brew Tours and Windrock Bike Park we’ll offer shuttles from 10am – 3pm. Stop by the shuttle information tent at the base of Devils Racetrack to get a wristband, suggested donation is only $10.


CHECKPOINT RIDE – Fill your Passport with stamps!

The AMBC Checkpoint Ride presented by REI Knoxville. Explore the trails new and old, the more checkpoints you visit the more chances you have to win great prizes. Pickup your passport at the festival or in store at REI Knoxville at  6700 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919

Ride begins November 6nd and participants have until November 21st to complete the event. Awards will be given out during the Facebook Live Meeting November 22nd at 7pm!

Events!

Whip off

Sponsored by The Drop Inn
With categories for Ladies, Groms, and Dudes you can compete in this free event to win great prizes from AMBC. Register for free the hour before the event.


Short Track Race

Sponsored by Dirty Bird Events
A friendly race that careens right through the middle of the festival, bring those cow bells! Register for free at the Dirty Bird Events booth!


Ide Ride Best Line Invitational

This inaugural invitation event will be hosted under the lights at the pumptrack. Pro riders from across the country will pick their best line on the pump track to take home the cash purse! Have you gotten your invitation in the mail? We haven’t either… but we’ll be there no doubt!!!


Movie Night

To wind down the evening we suggest a couple more beers, a blanket or chairs on the lawn, and what movie is complete without snacks! First up are some short films that you might just see some friends in then down to business with the feature film!!!

Schedule

Want to volunteer? Register here!

FRIDAY November 5th:

  • 5pm Campground* opens!

SATURDAY November 6th:

  • 8:30AM Coffee, food truck park wakes, thanks Central Filling Station!
  • 8:30AM Vendors open, expect limited demos ALL DAY!
  • 9AM Fall Fest Bell Joy Ride!
  • 9:30AM Catalyst Sports aMTB Clinic with support from the Dralla Foundation
  • 10AM Devils Racetrack Shuttle Service till 3pm
  • 10AM Guided Rides with Knoxville Outdoor Tours (all skill levels)

ALL DAY – BUY BIKE RAFFLE TICKETS

  • 11AM BEER GARDENS OPEN – Thanks Lipman Brothers!
  • 11:30AM Food trucks park serves lunch, thanks Central Filling Station!
  • 11:30AM Guided kids ride
  • 1PM Ladies Hour on the Asphalt Jump Line, thanks Blue Sky MTB Skills Progression and Coaching
  • 2:45AM Guided kids ride
  • 3PM Whip Off – Presented by The Drop Inn
  • 5PM Short Track Race by Dirty Bird Events

ALL DAY – BID ON SILENT AUCTION ITEMS!

  • 6PM Food trucks park serves supper, thanks Central Filling Station!
  • 7PM Ide Ride Best Line Invitational Pump Track event.
  • 8:30PM SILENT AUCTION CLOSES!
  • 8:35PM BIKE RAFFLE BIG WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT!
  • 8:45PM Grab your popcorn – MOVIES START!
  • 10PM Quiet Hour, respect our neighbors.
  • 11:50 PM NIGHT NIGHT

SUNDAY November 7th:

  • 8:30AM Wah wah site clean-up – we’d love a hand!
  • 12pm Campground closes – see y’all November 4th 2022

*Campground notes:
We utilize School parking and some park space for onsite camping. No services are provide with the exception of portable toilets and hand wash stations. Fires are not allowed and everyone should plan to clean up after yourself. No reservations will be taken nor any fees charges. We are in an urban area and for that reason we ask you to limit the noise at your camp. For more formal camping please consider other options or spring for a hotel downtown, it’s just an uber away!

Setup and Teardown Schedule:

FRIDAY November 5th:

  • 8AM Demo Truck load in begins – Contact Matthew Kellogg @ 865.603.2940
  • 10AM Set-up starts (lend a hand!)
  • 6PM Demo Driver Happy hour @Sokno Taco THANKS FOR JOINING US!
  • 8PM Site closed to vehicles, please plan accordingly!

SUNDAY November 7th:

  • 8:30AM Tear Down
  • 4PM Site closed to vehicles, please plan accordingly!

Sponsorship

Consider one of the following sponsorship levels to help make AMBC Fall Festival!

Our mission is more important now than ever. WE DIG TRAILS, and during an international pandemic we’ve managed to keep the trails clear and provide great experiences for all trail users! With your support we make this the AMBC’s largest fundraiser. Good on you!!

Fall Fest Sponsorships
Presenting Sponsor, level 1 logo: $10,000+
Festival Sponsor, level 2 logo: $3000
Festival Sponsor, level 3 logo: $1500
Festival supporters will be promoted on the Fall Fest website, emails, social media.

Checkpoint Ride Passport Sponsorships
Presenting Sponsor, level one logo: $1,000+
Passport Coupon Sponsor, level 2 logo: $500
Checkpoint Sponsor, level 3 logo: $100
Passport Sponsor, name listed, no logo: $50
Checkpoint Supporters will be promoted in the printed Passport and distributed to all participants in the ride.

Contact Matthew Kellogg for additional Sponsorship information: kellogg@ambcknox.org or 865.603.2940

 

About Us

The Appalachian Mountain Bike Club is a chapter of the Southeast regional division of IMBA. We are committed to complementing the goals and purpose of IMBA. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable trail access for off-road bicyclists and to maintaining the trails on which mountain bikers ride and other user groups rely on. The Appalachian Mountain Bike Club supports the conservation of open spaces and is committed to educating mountain bicyclists to ride sensitively and responsibly in order to protect the natural environment and the experience of other trail users.