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Get Out And Play at Outdoor KnoxFest

Legacy Parks Foundation will host a weekend of urban adventure at the 2014 Outdoor KnoxFest presented by Pilot Flying J, with events for everyone from the novice nature-lover to the outdoor expert. The two-day signature event of the Dogwood Arts Festival is scheduled for April 26-27 and will feature trail rides, runs, hikes, paddles, climbing and more for anyone looking to Get Out & Play in Knoxville!

New this year is the Mini Adventure Challenge taking place on Saturday. The Mini Adventure Challenge encourages kids and new adventurers of all ages to test their skills, discover new outdoor activities and be rewarded for accepting the challenge! Pick up your Challenge Card when you check in and let it guide you through the dozens of activities offered at Outdoor KnoxFest. Try your hand at 6 of the day’s activities and get a free water bottle. Try 10 and be enterend in a drawing for great prizes. Challenge Cards will be available Saturday at registration tables at the Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center and the Outdoor KnoxFest booth on Market Square. All activities are free.

The weekend schedule includes:
• Pickel Road Rides led by the Smoky Mountain Wheelmen Bike Club – options for 20, 40 and 60-mile rides
• Sailing Demo & Clinics presented by Concord Yacht Club
• Bicycle Maintenance Clinic sponsored by Tennessee Valley Bikes
• Divas Trail Ride led by River Sports Outfitters and Tennessee Valley Bikes
• Fly Fishing Demo & Clinics taught by 3 Rivers Angler
• Hiking 101 Clinic taught by Blue Ridge Mountain Sports
• Urban Wilderness “Walk in the Woods” with Ijams Nature Center
• Wildflower Hike at Forks of the River with Karen Fletcher and local wildflower experts
• Boulder Scramble at Ross Marble Quarry with Ijams Nature Center
• Guided History Hike with TREK South and Dr. Joan Markel with the McClung Museum of Natural History
• “First Time on the Trail” mountain bike ride with Appalachian Mountain Bike Club and Tennessee Valley Bikes
• Greenway Bike Ride with Knoxville Bicycle Hospital
• Bikes & Blooms Scenic Bike Rides presented by Dogwood Arts Festival and Tennessee Valley Bikes
• Group & Open Paddles with Billy Lush Paddle Sports, River Sports Outfitters, City of Knoxville Aquatics and the UT Outdoor Program
• Urban Wilderness Trail Run led by the Knoxville Track Club
• Mountain Bike Checkpoint Race hosted by the TN Valley Bikes and the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club
• Disc Golf Clinic & Demo hosted by the Innovation Valley Disc Golf Club
• Climbing Wall and Slacklines provided by River Sports Outfitters
• And a host of kid-friendly games and activities!

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