Trail Ale earns $3K for Legacy Parks

Carol EvansGet Out & Play

Blackhorse Brewery and Eagle Distributing produced the limited-release Legacy Parks Trail Ale IPA, which became a favorite choice around Knoxville in 2022.

A portion of the proceeds from each beer sold was given back to Legacy Parks to help expand and protect our parks and trails. Thanks to all, the total donated was $3,000.

Now let’s look at some area events ahead:

Saturday, February 25

Winter Tree Walk: 10 a.m., Knoxville Botanical Gardens and Arboretum. Cost: Free/members; $5/non-members. Info: Knoxville Botanical Gardens and Arboretum at 865-862-8717. Join board member Dan Steinhoff on a guided tour. Register online.

Sunday, February 26

Knoxville Triathlon EXPO: 1:30 p.m., Pilot YMCA. Info: Personal Best Racing at 865-567-0358. EXPO features dozens of local partners including clubs, race companies, coaches, therapists, suppliers and more. Connect with athletes. Learn from speakers. Fun Run at 4:15 p.m. followed with Social Hour at 5 p.m. Details online.

Monday, February 27

AMBC Monthly Meeting: 7 p.m. Southside Garage. Info: Appalachian Mountain Bike Club. We’ll discuss trail conditions, trail building progress, fundraising, local races and events, partner efforts in outdoor recreation and so much more. Everyone welcome! Details online.

Tuesday, February 28

FCP Tuesday Night Ride: 6 p.m., Check Facebook for location. Free. Info: Fountain City Pedalers Bike Shop at 865-357-1580. Details and weather updates online.

Wednesday, March 1

KTOS Monthly Meeting: 7 p.m., UT Gardens South Greenhouse, Room 124. Info: Knoxville Chapter TN Ornithological Society. Meetings held first Wednesday of the month. All visitors welcome. Details on the website.

Thursday, March 2

Smokes & Spokes Ride: 6 p.m., Two Bikes Knoxville. Free. Info: Two Bikes at 865-951-2950. We’ll ride to Ft. Dickerson quarry, through Old Sevier, to end at Yee Haw Brewing to enjoy post-ride smoked meats and beer. Details online.

Saturday, March 4

North Knoxville Community Cleanup: 9 a.m. to noon, Northgate Plaza. Info: Keep Knoxville Beautiful at 865-521-6957. Tools and gloves provided. Register online.

Junior Development Road Ride: 10 a.m., Sequoyah Hill Park. Free. Info: Bike Zoo at 865-558-8455. We’ll do laps on Cherokee Boulevard, discuss proper riding technique, proper bike fit and safety. Kids aged 9-16. Road bikes encouraged but not required. All kids must have a parent or guardian with them on the ride. Helmets required. Details online.

Sunday, March 5

Dark Hollow Wallow and Kids Trail Mile: 2 p.m., Big Ridge State Park. Info: Knoxville Track Club. The 11-mile course delves into long forgotten, mud-slogged crevasses thought to be haunted by haints, demons, banshees, phantoms and poltergeists. Kids trail mile starts at 1:30 p.m. Register online.

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Carol Evans is executive director of Legacy Parks Foundation.


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