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Urban Wilderness Hosts Knoxville’s First Mountain Bike Race

The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) held a Tennessee High School Cycling League mountain bike race in Knoxville for the first time on October 11 in Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness. This was the third event in the state’s four-race fall series for both high school and middle school students.

Working with Legacy Parks Foundation and the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club, representatives from the Tennessee League said the Knoxville race highlighted Legacy Parks’ new multi-use trails that are ideally located in an urban area. The trails were made possible by a State of Tennessee Recreational Trails Program grant and built on Legacy Parks’ property. The trails were opened for this special event, but are not yet open to the public.

Over 150 riders from schools across the state competed in the event. Teams from Memphis, Collierville, Nashville, Chattanooga and many other communities, including one from Kentucky, came to race.

For more information on racing, starting a team, or volunteering, visit the League’s website at

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