Ask anyone that has attended the AMBC Fall Fest in Knoxville, TN and they will tell you the event is one of, if not the best festival in the Southeast. Tons of group rides, shuttles, and competitive events make up a full Saturday at Bakers Creek. This year the event was back in person and was blessed with great weather and awesome attendance.
The day started off with the Bell Joy Ride women’s group rides. A total of 80+ women registered for these rides that ranged from beginner to advanced. Shortly after the women’s ride setoff, additional group rides headed out onto the trails at Bakers Creek and the Urban Wilderness.
Additional events included a women’s only hour on the pumptrack and paved jump line. Skills clinics were also available for a variety of riders throughout the trail system. Then came the two main events, the whip off on Devils Racetrack and the best line competition on the paved pumptrack.
Also on hand was the Catalyst Sports Fall Adaptive Mountain Bike Festival. aMTB riders enjoyed the trails in Knoxville both Saturday and Sunday. It was great to see such a diverse group of riders all out enjoying the trails and having a party in the woods!
The whip off had a juniors, womens and mens category. Each category put on a show for the huge crowd gathered around the final step up of Devils Race Track. It was definitely a sight to see.
The final bike event of the day was the best line invitational held on AMBC’s paved pumptrack. This event featured professional riders from across the country battling it out to see who could come up with the best single line in the pumptrack. Huge jumps mixed with high speeds showed what a real professional could do with a beautifully constructed pumptrack.
As the night faded on beer was available for purchase, food from local food trucks and a movie premiere. To wrap up the evening, the silent disco filled the beginner pumptrack as everyone danced the night away.
If you are looking for an annual fall event to attend don’t skip out on the AMBC Fall Fest. The trails are great and the entire team knows how to throw a party. See you all the first weekend in November next year!