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. Help us build and maintain our local trail systems!
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Who is SABA?

The Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association (SABA) is a chapter of IMBA (International Mountain Biking Association) and 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

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SABA Breakfast Meeting

Come Join Us for Breakfast February 16th, 9:00 AM at Mariolino’s

Location: Mariolino’s Italian Cuisine (formerly Hayesville Family Restaurant) 495 US-64 BUS, Hayesville, NC 28904 This month’s topics:  More fun initiatives in the coming year: Mountain / Road Biking Clinics. Club Cookouts / Pot Luck Socials. Club Rides / Camping Membership Drives, Fund Raiser Events, and Trail Work Days. Weather permitting, there may be a group…

Piney Knob Trail Map - Murphy, NC

Temporary Closure – Piney Knob Trails

We have temporarily closed Piney Knob Trails due to freeze thaw conditions.

Brother's at Willow Ranch

Next SABA Get-together Friday, January 18th

Our next monthly get together will be at Brother’s at Willow Ranch, 6223 US-76, Young Harris, GA 30582 on Friday, January 18th @6:00 in the main dinning room.  RSVP by January 17th to

1st Quarter Trail Work Days Scheduled for Jackrabbit

The SABA Trail Committee is leading group trail work days at Jackrabbit on the dates listed below. The goal is to complete trail clearing in preparation for the construction of new trails later this year. Only SABA members who have taken the USFS chainsaw certification class will be permitted to use saw’s, but others are…

Chainbuster Productions

Chain Buster 6/3 Hour Big Ring Challenge set for Jackrabbit on September 28, 2019

Chain Buster Racing 6/3 Hour Big Ring Challenge, race number 6 of the SEC (Southeastern Endurance Cup), is on the schedule for September 28, 2019 at the Jackrabbit Mountain Bike and Hiking Trail System, Nantahala National Forest, 465 Jackrabbit Road Hayesville, NC 28904. The start/finish will be staged in the main Jackrabbit Trail parking lot.…

Ride the Gobbler at Piney Knob Trail System - Murphy, NC

2nd Annual “Ride the Gobbler”

Meet Saturday, November 10th, at the Piney Knob trail head in Murphy, NC, for a just for fun group MTB ride. Ride starts at 10:00 AM Map here:

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