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Mountain Commerce Bank Challenge

Let's get outside!

Join us for the 2024 Mountain Commerce Bank Challenge – a 75 mile challenge to connect everyone to nature, make new friends, explore new places, and have fun!

Take on the challenge to log 75 miles on hikes, rides and paddles selected by former Olympian and outdoor enthusiast Missy Kane. We’ve selected adventures for you to explore or pick places you already love to go! Earn and patch and enjoy prizes and a celebration for your accomplishment.

 

 

New to the outdoors? Missy and other outdoor experts will teach you where and how to go at our free intro hiking, biking and paddling clinics held each month. And meet new friends and challenges on our four adventures led by Missy.

It's fun, easy and free!

THE CHALLENGE

Keep track of your miles with this tracking sheet. Choose from our suggested routes or pick your own places to explore! Don’t be afraid to visit the same trail twice – after all, a trail in spring looks different once fall arrives!

THE OUTINGS

New to the outdoors? Missy and other outdoor authorities will teach you where and how to go at our free intro hiking, biking and paddling clinics held each month. And meet new friends and challenges on our four adventures led by Missy.

Outing 1 : Haw Ridge Hike

Date: April 19th at 10am
Distance: 5 Miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Starting Location: 200 Old Edgemoor Rd., Oak Ridge, TN 37830

 
Outing 2 : Seven Islands State Birding Park Hike

Date: June 20th at 9am
Distance: 6 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Starting Location: 2809 Kelly Ln., Kodak, TN 37764

Outing 3 : Alcoa Bike Ride

Date: August 23rd at 9am
Distance: 20 Miles
Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
Starting Location: North Greenway Parking Area – Alcoa Trail, Maryville, TN 37804

 
Outing 4 : House Mountain Hike

Date: October 25th at 10am
Distance: 3.5 miles
Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult
Starting Location: 9601 Hogskin Rd., Corryton, TN 37721

THE CLINICS

Geared towards beginners in outdoor adventure, these clinics will help you gain experience and confidence in hiking, biking and paddling from experts in outdoor recreation. We’ve picked fun locations to equip new adventurers with the skills needed to earn your Mountain Commerce Bank Challenge patch.

Clinic 1 : Intro to Hiking

Date: April 4th 5-7pm
Location: I.C. King Park, Maryville Pike Entrance

2625 Maryville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920

 

Clinic 2 : Intro to Cycling

Date: May 2nd 5-7pm
Location: Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center

900 Volunteer Landing Ln., Knoxville, TN 37915

 

Clinic 3 : Intro to Paddling

Date: June 6th 5-7pm
Location: Sequoyah Hills Park – East Parking Lot

1604 Cherokee Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37919

Clinic 4 : Intro to Hiking

Date: July 11th 5-7pm
Location: I.C. King Park, Maryville Pike Entrance

2625 Maryville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920

 
Clinic 5 : Intro to Cycling

Date: August 15th 5-7pm
Location: Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center

900 Volunteer Landing Ln., Knoxville, TN 37915

 
Clinic 6 : Intro to Paddling

Date: September 12th 5-7pm
Location: Sequoyah Hills Park – East Parking Lot

1604 Cherokee Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37919

Are you ready to join the challenge?

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MCBC Patch 2024
Participants who complete 75 miles by December 2024 will receive a Mountain Commerce Bank Challenge patch!

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