The Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association

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The Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association welcomes riders of all ages, abilities, disciplines, and skill levels ranging from novice to elite.

Road Bike

Touring, Group Rides, & Road Racing

Mountain Bike

Trail Riding, Racing, & Gravel Grinders


Triathlon & Adventure Racing

Who is SABA?

The Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association (SABA) serves Western North Carolina, North Georgia, and Eastern Tennessee. We maintain the Jackrabbit Mountain Biking and Hiking Trail System in Hayesville, NC, the Piney Knob Trail System in Murphy, NC, and the Ramsey Bluff Trail System at Hanging Dog in Murphy NC

We’re always in need of members and volunteers, help us fund our cause… Join Here Now

The Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association (SABA) Latest News

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GA Interscholastic Cycling League

VOLUNTEERS ARE OUR STARTING LINE-UP – GA Interscholastic Cycling League

Due to our expanded 2 day race format, we will need a larger number of volunteers each day to make the races NICA compliant, safe and fun for the student-athletes. There are many opportunities to contribute to the success of the League through volunteering on our race weekends! Sign up TODAY online at our Volunteer… Logo

Action Alert for Cherokee National Forest Buffalo Mountain Bike Trail Project, Tri-Cities SORBA

Please help our fellow SORBA chapter (Tri-Cities SORBA, Johnson City, TN) by reading letters and directions below, and then composing comments in your words in support for the Buffalo Mountain Bike Trail Project: Buffalo Mountain Bike Trails – Comments (1)  Official scoping letter from the Cherokee Forest, Unaka Ranger District – request for comments.  Please…

Shine Runners Metric Logo

Shine Pedalers Metric 2018, Saturday July 28 – Dawsonville, GA

Metric Century and Half Century offers a challenging ride through the rolling hills of Dawson County. This ride starts and finishes a the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame and Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery. The ride includes light breakfast, themed SAG stops, rolling support, and lunch at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame. Goody bags and t-shirts…

SABA Meeting Friday July 27, 2018 at 6:30 PM

SABA will host its July membership meeting at 6:30 PM at Brother’s at Willow Ranch Restaurant, 6223 US-76, Young Harris, GA 30582. The meeting is open to the public so bring a new cycling buddy and come out and meet an awesome group of cyclists!

Piney Knob Trail System Map - Murphy, NC

Volunteer Workday at Piney Knob Trail System – Saturday July 28, 2018

There will be a volunteer work day on Saturday July 28, 2018 from 8AM- 12PM. Meet at the Piney Knob Trail head in Murphy, NC. Map Here

Road Cycling in North Carolina

NC Department of Commerce “listening session” May 10, 2018

Smoky Mountain Host is pleased to work jointly with the N.C. Department of Commerce to organize a “listening session” for the new Office of Outdoor Recreation, approved by the N.C. General Assembly and housed in the N.C. Department of Commerce. David Knight was recently appointed to head up the office. He is conducting “listening” tours…