Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association

Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association News:


Do You Ride a Bicycle?

The Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association (SABA) will hold a meet and greet potluck dinner at Nottely River Valley Vineyards on Friday evening, July 31 at 6:30 PM. Come out and meet other cyclists in the area and enjoy a great evening at the vineyard. Bring a friend and/or your family!

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The event will start off with a wine tasting presented by vintner, Steve Thompson and will follow up with a potluck dinner. Please bring a dish to share.

If you wish to participate in the wine tasting (optional), the cost is $6.00 per person which includes an engraved Nottely Wine glass to take home.

The vineyard is located at 1150 Old Culberson Road, Murphy NC, 28906. Since the event venue is unique, we ask that you rsvp to meet@sabacycling.com and let us know how many will be attending.

We hope to see you there!

*Note: due to State regulations, you cannot bring alcoholic beverages into the vineyard, however wine will be available for tasting and by the glass. The vineyard accepts cash and credit cards.

For additional information about the vineyard, visit nottelywine.com


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Coming to Jackrabbit!

THE 2015 TERRAPIN BEER COMPANY SOUTHEASTERN ENDURANCE CUP

6 Hour Big Ring Challenge presented by Maxxis - September 26, 2015

Chainbuster at Jackrabbit

Chain Buster will once again hold the 6th Annual Southeastern Endurance Cup Big Ring Challenge presented by Maxxis 6-hour endurance mountain bike race on the Jackrabbit Trail system.

Registration is now open for both events.

For additional details and registration visit Chainbuster Productions Here


Weekly Group Rides!

SABA hosts several weekly group rides each week. The schedule is as follows:

Road Rides 2015:

Tuesday Nights: 6:00 PM - leaves from Hayesville Square in Downtown Hayesville. Approximately 20 miles out and back through the Tusquittee area.

Wednesday Nights: 6 :00 PM - Wednesday night group road ride leaves at 6:00 PM from the big rocking chair at Owltown Market on Hwy. 129. The route varies through the Trackrock Valley. Mileage approx. 12 to 25 with A & B groups. For more info contact Blairsville Bikes & Hikes (706) 745-8141.

Thursday Nights: 6:00 PM - meet at Appalachian Outfitters at 104C Tennessee Street, Murphy NC 28906. Route varies weekly

Mountain Bike Rides 2015:

Monday Nights: 6:00 PM - Weekly group ride at The Hanging Dog Trail System in Murphy. This trail requires an intermediate skill level rider. We generally pedal as much as the group would like, around 8 to 10 miles. The ride begins at the Trailhead. Come ride the Dog with us.

Thursday Nights: 6:15 PM - Thursday evening at Jack Rabbit Trails. Leaves the parking lot at 6:15 PM. Usually involves getting a bite to eat afterwards. Blairsville Bikes & Hikes 706 745 8141


Pedal Hanging Dog

Let's go Pedal the "Dog"!

Hanging Dog

Another Beautiful Day on the Trails at Hanging Dog!


SABA Membership Dues

You can now pay your membership dues online at active.com for additional details view our membership page here


Now You Can Find Us on facebook!

Find Us on Facebook!

SABA has a new facebook profile and we encourage you to "Like US!"

For those of you not familiar with facebook, it is a social networking site which allows us to share news, events, photos, and more amongst the masses.

Facebook friends, sometimes known as "Fans" are eligible for special offers from SABA. We encourage you to "Like Us Now" and help spread the word!


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Jackrabbit Trail News:

Close to 15 miles of machine constructed singletrack trails have been completed and are based on a stacked-loop design. The 3.1 mile Central Loop is the "core" trail that all other optional trails are connected. Many of the trails border Lake Chatuge, while others meander through the woods or ridge-top. These trails were specifically designed to appeal to all skill levels, beginner to advanced. It remains a work-in-progress, with signage, maps, parking lot facilities (pavillion/restrooms/information board) being planned, along with optional technical trail features (TTF's)...read our interviews here with Mike Riter of Trail Design Specialists.

Piney Knob Trail News:

The town of Murphy, North Carolina plans to construct 22.3 miles of recreational hiking and mountain biking trails on the 700+ acre Murphy Watershed property off of Piney Knob Hill Road and opening in Spring 2015...read more here.
 

Trail Traffic Counter by Trafx.net

The Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association (SABA) is using two TRAFx Counters to assess both mountain biking and hiking trail usage. To learn more about TRAFx mountain bike and hiking trail counters please visit www.trafx.net . To get a closer look on how the TRAFx system works on mountain biking trails click here.


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Upcoming Trail Work Days:

  • To Be Announced


Next SABA Meeting:

The meetings will be held the last Friday of the month unless otherwise notified

  •  Friday, July 31, 6:30pm - In lieu of a business meeting, Our next SABA gathering will be held on July 31, 6:30pm at  located at Nottely River Valley Vineyards, 1150 Old Culberson Road, Murphy NC, 28906. This will be a meet & greet potluck dinner, wine tasting and more! (see accompanying article). RSVP to meet@sabacycling.com and let us know how many will be attending.

    We hope to see you there and bring a friend.


SABA is a Member of:

IMBA

Trail Building


LOCAL BIKE SHOPS:

Blairsville Bikes and Hikes

SABA Members get 10% off at Blairsville Bikes & Hikes in Blairsville, GA!

Appalachian Outfitters

SABA Members get 10% off at Appalachian Outfitters in Murphy, NC!


LOCAL AREA INFORMATION:

Clay County Chamber of Commerce

Towns County Chamber of Commerce

SABA is a member of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce


THANKS FOR PROVIDING GENEROUS FUNDING!

JACKRABBIT MOUNTAIN BIKE & HIKING TRAIL PROJECT GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS:

Golden Leaf Foundation

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