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!
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
email@example.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.
SABA hosts several weekly
group rides each week. The schedule is as
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
Thursday Nights: 6:00 PM
- The rides meets at Appalachian Outfitters at 104C Tennessee Street, Murphy NC 28906
unless scheduled elsewhere for the week.
Route varies weekly. Please
check our Facebook page to see if there are
any changes to the start location.
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
Let's go Pedal the "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!
SABA has a
profile and we
encourage you to
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
Facebook friends, sometimes known as "Fans" are
eligible for special offers from SABA. We
encourage you to "Like Us Now" and help spread the
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
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
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
and let us know how many will be attending.
We hope to see you there and bring a friend.
SABA is a Member of:
LOCAL BIKE SHOPS:
SABA Members get 10% off at
Blairsville Bikes & Hikes in Blairsville, GA!
SABA Members get 10% off at
Appalachian Outfitters in Murphy, NC!
LOCAL AREA INFORMATION:
THANKS FOR PROVIDING GENEROUS FUNDING!
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