Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association

Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association News:

A Wet and Wild 6 Hour Big Ring Challenge presented by Maxxis

Chainbuster at Jackrabbit

Chain Buster Productions held the 6th Annual Southeastern Endurance Cup Big Ring Challenge presented by Maxxis 6-hour endurance mountain bike race at the Jackrabbit Trail system on Saturday, September 26.

With weather moving in, the trail conditions started great and made for some challenging riding later in the day

It was a great day for the Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association. SABA Past President, Joanna Atkisson and her teammate Craig Roubaud won 1st place in their 2 person division. SABA member Greg Schisla took home first place in his division to cap the event.

For additional details upbout the series and upcoming events, visit Chainbuster Productions Here.

Chainbuster- Jackrabbit 2015

Chainbuster- Jackrabbit 2015

Georgia Mountain Metric Century set for Saturday, May 21, 2016

Georgia Mountain Century

Registration is now open for the 2016 Georgia Mountain Metric Century. Check out their new website for the details!

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 - 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month meets at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC 28902, 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month meet at Appalachian Outfitters at 104C Tennessee Street, Murphy NC 28906. Route varies weekly. Please check our Facebook page to see if there are any last minute changes.

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 - ThurThursday 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

SABA Membership Dues

You can now pay your membership dues online at 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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Current Trail Conditions at Jackrabbit... click here

Map of Jackrabbit Trail System... click here

Hanging Dog Trail Update... click here

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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) 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 more here.

Trail Traffic Counter by

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 . 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 - October 10, 6:00 PM. SABA End of Season Cookout.

    SABA will host its annual End of Season Cookout at the Lions Club pavillion at the Clay County Recreation Park, 47 Clay Recreation Park Rd, Hayesville, NC (off Myers Chapel Rd). We'll provide hotdogs and hamburger. Should you wish to, you can bring a side dish and your drink.

    Come out and join us to celebrate the year!

SABA is a Member of:


Trail Building


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!


Clay County Chamber of Commerce

Towns County Chamber of Commerce

SABA is a member of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce



Golden Leaf Foundation

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