good time. Every trip to this part of Tennessee brings another good story some involve carnival esque races, others recount the area's great trails. This city of 180,000 has a progressive attitude towards trails and an incredible outdoor community to go with it.
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group's biggest success to date, and the most anticipated event at Fall Fest, is a ride through the Knoxville Urban Wilderness. No, this is not federally designated Wilderness (a designation that prohibits bikes), but rather a unique trail system that wends through a series of urban parks. All told, the network spans 1,000 acres and has more than 30 miles of trails. It's the ultimate backyard trail system.
rider, wearing the original skinsuit, streaked through the start/finish area to the sound of cowbells, cheers, and several gasps.
On my first visit here in 2010, I rode most what is now known as the (Dirty) South Loop. Under a canopy of oaks, hickories and maples, I fell in love with not only the trails, but also the idea that such an experience could exist so close to an urban population. Singletrack in the urban setting has always been a notion that seemed easier to dream about than execute. Not so in Knoxville. Here's it's very much a reality.
Just a sliver of the city 30 miles of urban singletrack.
For three years, the local mountain bike club, AMBC, has celebrated the great singletrack that surrounds this city by organizing the Fall Fest. Beyond clothing optional races and human powered health drinks, it offers a weekend of outstanding rides. The Nike Jacket For Sale
Singletrack in the City
Later, I tried my hand racing as well, fully clothed and riding slower than molasses. When I finally crossed the finish line, a friend asked if I wanted a pedal powered smoothie. Little did I know I would have to make it myself. Leave it to the folks in Knoxville to show us a Nike Crew Neck Sweatshirts Mens
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