MOUNTAIN BIKE RADIO | TRAIL EAFFECT – “EPISODE 46: KNOXVILLE SERIES – PART 5 – STORY TIME WITH BRIAN HANN”

Listen to Episode #46 | Knoxville Series Part 5: Story Time with Brian Hann

ABOUT THE EPISODE


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Topics Covered:

  • About Brian Hann
  • How the AMBC and Urban Wilderness Came to be
  • Linking Properties Together in South Knoxville
  • The Partnership of Public Trails on Private Land
  • South Knoxville
  • Transition into machine building
  • Volunteers & Paid Professional Builders
  • The Kingdom Trails Influence
  • Access to Private Lands through Recreational Easements (consult with your own state laws and lawyers for advice here). 
  • Knight Ide
  • What can people can expect from the Knoxville Trails
  • Maintaining Gravity Trails on public lands
  • What Gravity Trails have done for the community and trail system
  • Year Round Get Down – All Weather Trails (Lots of stone & rock)
  • Bridges & the installation of a huge bring over Red Bud Road and Permitting this structure
  • Favorite Places for Brian to ride outside of Knoxville
  • Future of Knoxville and surrounding area
  • Stopping a highway expansion project in the name of trail system preservation and keeping a community intact. 
  • Closing Comments

RELATED SHOW LINKS

Appalachian Mountain Bike Club (AMBC): www.ambcknox.org
Urban Wilderness Knoxville: https://www.visitknoxville.com/urban-wilderness/
Devil’s Race Track Mini Documentary by Bell Helmets: https://youtu.be/HiucgFz7IEw
Bridge over Redbud Road News: https://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/local/2016/06/01/red-bud-bridge-opens-in-south-knoxville/91003136/
Stan’s No Tubes Intersections – Knoxville: https://www.notubes.com/stories/intersections-knoxville
Trailforks: https://www.trailforks.com/region/knoxville/


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Evolution Trail Services: www.evotrails.com
Contact Josh at evolutiontrails@gmail.com

If you have any questions about Mountain Bike Radio in general, please contact Ben at Ben@Mountainbikeradio.com

ABOUT TRAIL EAFFECT

Trails build community and Communities build trails. What came first you may ask… Host Josh Blum digs into the stories of how trails effect and affect the people and places we call home and those we might like to call home.

ABOUT THE HOST

Josh Blum is a father and doer of stuff – paired with Advocate, Builder of Trails and Community. Originally from La Crosse WI, Josh has been enjoying the outdoors, trails, and mountain bikes since a young age. Always curious and learning about better ways to improve trail users’ experiences. Josh is employed by WisDOT, and is the owner / operator of Evolution Trail Services.

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Author: Ben

Ben is originally from Southeastern Wisconsin. After graduating college at UW La Crosse, he lived in several Midwestern cities, Denver, and Western North Dakota before relocating to Hayward, Wisconsin in 2017, providing a lot of opportunity to experience the outdoors throughout the country. Ben started mountain biking in 2006 after five years of other endurance sports including running and triathlons of various distances. In 2012, he created Mountain Bike Radio and has been dedicated to mountain biking since. He has a lot of experience racing all distances, including 24 hour solos, 12 hour solos, 100 miles, 50 milers, XC distance, fatbikes, gravel, and everything in between. He’s married to wife, Amy, with two young children – Claeson and Paige. Ben hopes that his passion for mountain biking and the outdoors drives his commitment to creating, improving, and maintaining opportunities in the outside world.

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