AMBC Fall Festival

Join us November 4-6 at Baker Creek Preserve in the heart of Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness for the 13th Annual Fall Festival!!! Hosted by AMBC and presented by Harper Volkswagen.

Presented by

Bike Raffle

Support AMBC for a chance to win the Santa Cruz mountain bike of your choice!

AMBC and Harper’s Bike Shop are offering your choice of mountain bike from Santa Cruz!!!

The details:

It’s up to you, choose any analog R build kit, Carbon C bike in the Santa Cruz lineup – then we’ll upgrade the wheelset with help from Nox Composites and Industry Nine!!!

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 5th at ~9pm EST. The bike will be available for local pickup at Harper’s in Knoxville, or the winner may arrange shipping at their own expense.

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!!!

Fresh Swag

Shop at the Festival

Visit AMBC in person at Fall Festival on Friday 11/4 from 5:30pm –  9pm, Saturday 11/5 from 8:30am – 9pm, and Sunday 11/6 from 9am – 2pm 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 7th – November 11th at REI Knoxville.

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


 

Silent Auction

Bid Now!!!

Be Prepared – The Auction is OPEN 10/31 – 11/5 @ 9pm EST!

Check out the items and bid now!

Ride

FESTIVAL DAY RIDES:

Joy Ride

The AMBC 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!


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!


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 Welcome booth to get a physical map.
4 Mile Demo / Beginner Loop
UW Intermediate 15 Mile Loop
UW Advanced 22 Mile Loop
Extra Credit 7.5 Mile Route to Fort Dickerson


Devils Racetrack Shuttles

With support from Knox Brew Tours and Windrock Bike Park we’ll offer shuttles Saturday 11/5 from 10am – 2:30pm and again on Sunday 11/6 from 9:30 – 12. 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! 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 4th and participants have until November 28st to complete the event. Awards will be given out during the Facebook Live Meeting November 28nd 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!

Categories include: Grom, aMTB, Novice, and Expert


Best Line Invitational presented by Tennessee Valley Bikes and Kona

IT’S BACK – This invitational event will be hosted under the lights at the pumptrack with LIVE music and commentary. 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!!!


FRIDAY 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! We’d like to thank Central Cinema for its equipment and technical support!


LIVE MUSIC

That’s right, we’ll have 3 bands playing this year so bring those dancing shoes and make sure to hydrate.


Silent Disco

Pop over to the REI tent and borrow a headset, tune in – with two DJ’s spinning tunes you’ll find your jam!

Schedule

Want to volunteer? Register here!

FRIDAY November 4th:

  • 5 Campground opens!
  • 5:30 Beer Garden opens
  • 6:00 Food Trucks open
  • 7:30 MOVIES
  • 9:00 Good Night – See you in the Morning!

SATURDAY November 5th:

ALL DAY BUY BIKE RAFFLE TICKETS

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

ALL DAY BID ON SILENT AUCTION ITEMS!

  • 6 PM New Market Trainwrecks LIVE on stage
  • 7 PM Best Line Invitational event Presented by TVB and Kona with live music from Day & Age!
  • 8:30 PM Paperwork LIVE on stage!
  • 8:30 PM SILENT AUCTION CLOSES!
  • 9 PM BIKE RAFFLE ANNOUNCEMENT Live online and in person!
  • 10 PM Silent Disco
  • 11:50 PM NIGHT NIGHT

SUNDAY November 6th:

*Campground notes:
We utilize School parking and some park space for onsite camping. No services are provided with the exception of portable toilets and hand wash stations. Fires are not allowed and everyone should plan to clean up after themselves. No reservations will be taken nor any fees be charged. 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 4th:

  • 8 AM Demo Truck load-in begins – Contact Matthew Kellogg @ 865.603.2940
  • 10 AM Set-up starts (lend a hand!)
  • 5 PM Site closed to vehicles, please plan accordingly!

SUNDAY November 7th:

  • 2 PM Tear Down
  • 6 PM 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, 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!!

AMBC Fall Fest Stats:

  • 2500+ participants from more than 25 states
  • More than 800 Silent auction transactions
  • 689 Demo transactions in 2019
  • 100+ Attendees for AMBC Joy Ride, a women’s ride experience
  • AMBC’s #1 Fundraiser, supporting trial projects and infrastructure.

AMBC Fall Fest Sponsorships

Presenting Sponsor, level 1 logo: $10,000+
Silent Auction Sponsor, level 2 logo and App Branding: $5000
Festival Sponsor, level 2 logo on banners and web: $3000
Festival Sponsor, level 3 logo on tent posters and web: $1500

Festival supporters will be promoted on the Fall Fest website, through emails, social media, and in all In-Person Festivities. All sponsors will be given a 10×10 booth space onsite.

Large Vendor (20×40): $600
Small Vendor (10×10): $300
Additional Space 10×10: $50
No onsite retail sales unless negotiated with AMBC.

Festival hours:

Friday – 5:30 pm – 9 pm
Saturday – 8:30 am – 10 pm
Sunday – 8:30 am – 2 pm

Vendor setup Friday 11/4 from 9 am – 5 pm

Vendor teardown Sunday 11/6 from 2 pm – 5 pm

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.