AMBC Fall Festival

Harper Volkswagen presents the 14th annual AMBC FALL FEST!!! November 3-5th at Baker Creek Preserve, the gateway to Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness.

Presented by

Bike Raffle

Win a bike from AMBC, TVB, and Transition!

Support AMBC for a chance to win a 2023 Alloy Transition Sentinel, hand-built by the experts at Tennessee Valley Bicycles!

Entries are only $10 each, and you can enter as many times as you like. The winner will be announced at AMBC Fall Festival (and on Facebook Live on Saturday, November 4, at 9pm!


Fresh Swag

Shop at the Festival

Visit AMBC in person at Fall Festival on Friday 11/3 from 5:30pm –  9pm, Saturday 11/4 from 8:30am – 9pm, and Sunday 11/5 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 6 – November 10 at REI Knoxville.

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


Silent Auction

AMBC Silent Auction presented by – EVIL BIKES

IS LIVE and will run through 8:30pm on November 4th!!!

As you know, the 14th annual AMBC Fall Festival is just around the corner, and we are currently seeking donations for our silent auction. This event is an excellent opportunity to showcase your support for the expansive multi-use trail network, build staffing capacity, and provide our fantastic volunteers with training and tools to continue building great trails close to home.


The festival will be hosted in Knoxville, November 3rd – 5th, at Baker Creek, and we expect around 3000 trail users from across the country. Your donation will help us to raise vital funds to support our mission, and all proceeds will go directly to our cause.

Some highlights from last year include:

  • 11 new trails at 4 parks
  • New equipment: mini excavator, tracked dumper, and a truck to tow it all!
  • Over 11,880 Cubic feet of invasives cleared
  • 220 AMBC Joy Ride participants
  • 723 Members
  • AYC took the state championship

We would be grateful for any items you can donate, and thank you for your support in advance.

Silent Auction Donor Registration →



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 and FREE!

Catalyst Sports aMTB rides

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

GO NUTS BIKING – Adaptive MTB Downhill Race

Register online for this best of 2 runs adaptive race down Floyd Fox at Baker Creek Preserve!!!

AMBC Social Rides with support from AYC (Appalachian Youth Cycling) Knoxville Outdoor Tours and Pedal for Alzheimer’s

Join us on a no-drop ride throughout Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness, Put away the maps, because guides from AMBC, AYC, Knoxville Outdoor Tours, and Pedal for Alzheimer’s will be onsite to ride!!! With more than 40 miles to choose from, finding the perfect ride isn’t always easy. Sign Up for these social rides and get ready for some FALL FEST FUN!

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 Knoxville Outdoor Tours we’ll offer shuttles Saturday 11/4 from 10am – 2:30pm and again on Sunday 11/5 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.

Women’s Power Hour brought to you by Blue Sky MTB & AMBC Joy ride!

SO FUN – Jump Jam on the paved jump line with support from Blue Sky MTB, no registration required!

GO NUTS BIKING – One Nut Wonder 3/6 Hour Race

Spin it out! Join us Sunday morning to race around Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness, details and race registration HERE.

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 3 and participants have until November 27 to complete the event. Awards will be given out during the AMBC Meeting November 27 at 7pm!


Whip off

Presented by The Drop Inn with additional support from Harpers Bike Shop
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

Presented 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 Visit Knoxville with support from Harpers Bike Shop
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!!!

GO NUTS BIKING – One Nut Wonder 3/6 Hour Race

Spin it out! Join us Sunday morning to race around Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness, details and race registration HERE.

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!


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

Silent Disco

Borrow a headset, tune in – with two DJ’s spinning tunes you’ll find your jam!


Want to volunteer? Register here!

FRIDAY November 3:

  • 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 4:


  • 11:30 AM Food truck park serves lunch
  • 11:30 AM Guided kids ride
  • 1-3 PM aMTB Time Trial on Floyd Fox!! (REGISTER HERE!!)Expect rolling closures
  • 1 PM Women’s Power Hour on the Asphalt Jump Line
  • 2:45 Guided kids ride (beginner only)
  • 3 PM Whip Off
  • 5 PM Short Track Race


  • 6 PM The New Market Trainwrecks LIVE on stage
  • 6:45 Knox Honkers and Bangers parade to the pump track
  • 7 PM Best Line Invitational under lights on the pump track – presented by Visit Knoxville and Harpers Bike Shop
  • 8:15 PM Paperwork LIVE on stage!
  • 9 PM BIKE RAFFLE ANNOUNCEMENT Live online and in person!
  • 9:30 Ex-Gold LIVE on stage!
  • 10:30 PM Silent Disco
  • 11:59 PM NIGHT NIGHT

SUNDAY November 5:

*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 3rd:

  • 8 AM Vendor load-in begins – Contact Matthew Kellogg @ 865.603.2940
  • 5 PM Site closed to vehicles, please plan accordingly!

SUNDAY November 7th:

  • 9-12 Tear Down
  • 3 PM Taylor Road reopens


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:

  • 3000+ 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 that maintain the 100+ miles of trails in the area.

AMBC Fall Fest Sponsorships

Presenting Sponsor, level 1 logo: $20,000+
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

Sponsor AMBC Fall Festival →

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.

Join us as a Vendor!

Large Vendor (20’x40′): $600
Small Vendor (10’x10′): $300
Additional Space 10’x10′: $50
Additional Space 10’x20′: $50
AMBC requires 30% Cost share on all retail sales on-site.

Register your vendor booth →

Festival hours:

Friday – 5:30 pm – 9 pm
Saturday – 8:30 am – 10 pm
Sunday – 8:00 am – 2 pm

Vendor setup Friday 11/4 from 8 am – 5 pm
Vendor teardown Sunday 11/6 from 8 am – 2 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: 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.