Situated in the heart of Knoxville, this bike park is being constructed with a range of trails that will appeal to a variety of riders. The highlight will be the proposed gravity trail that will feature rock gardens, drops, and constructed features in a highly visible area that will draw attention to this regionally unique trail.

Situated in the heart of Knoxville, this bike park is being constructed with a range of trails that will appeal to a variety of riders. The highlight will be the proposed gravity trail that will feature rock gardens, drops, and constructed features in a highly visible area that will draw attention to this regionally unique trail (click to enlarge).​

Winner: Urban Wilderness Gravity Trail

After an exciting couple months of voting, Bell Helmets and IMBA are proud to announce that the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club of Knoxville, TN is the 2015 Bell Built champion. Situated in the heart of Knoxville, the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club will receive the full $100,000 grant to build their Urban Wilderness Trail Project.

The bike park is being constructed with a range of trails that will appeal to a variety of riders, highlighted by the proposed gravity trail that will feature rock gardens, drops, and constructed features in a highly visible area that will draw incredible attention to the regionally unique trail.


Location: Knoxville, TN
Sponsor: Appalachian Mountain Bike Club
More info: https://www.bellhelmets.com/bell-built/urban-wilderness-gravity

Congratulations Knoxville, TN.

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Riding the trails of the Exchequer Mountain Bike Park in Mariposa, CA.

Riding the trails of the Exchequer Mountain Bike Park in Mariposa, CA.​

The three 2015 Bell Built finalists have been named, and the final voting period is now live through June 4! Unlike prior years, only one finalist will be dubbed the Bell Built grand prize winner, where they will take home the full $100,000 to build their dream trail. Watch the finalist videos below and cast your vote at www.bellhelmets.com/bell-built.

West: Exchequer Mountain Bike Park

The Bell Built trail will be a highlight of a new bike park located within two hours of the Bay Area, home of hundreds of thousands of mountain bikers. With a handful of trails already in place the gravity run will challenge riders and offer panoramic views of the open terrain.

Location: Mariposa, CA
Sponsor: Merced Irrigation District
More info: www.bellhelmets.com/bell-built/exchequer-mountain-bike


Central: Spirit Mountain Bike Park

Spirit Mountain already offers the best lift-served riding in the Upper Midwest and the proposed new descent will up the ante by taking advantage of the mountain's abundant bedrock for steep rolldowns, hucks, and rock gardens.

Location: Duluth, MN
Sponsor: Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores (COGGS)
More info: www.bellhelmets.com/bell-built/spirit-mountain-bike


East: Urban Wilderness Gravity Trail

Situated in the heart of Knoxville, this bike park is being constructed with a range of trails that will appeal to a variety of riders. The highlight will be the proposed gravity trail that will feature rock gardens, drops, and constructed features in a highly visible area that will draw attention to this regionally unique trail.

Location: Knoxville, TN
Sponsor: Appalachian Mountain Bike Club
More info: www.bellhelmets.com/bell-built/urban-wilderness-gravity


For more information on the finalists and to cast your vote, visit www.bellhelmets.com/bell-built.