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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The Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association (SABA) Latest News

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Nottely River Valley Vineyards - Murphy, NC

Oct. 19th – Fall Social Ride at Nottely River Valley Vineyards – Murphy, NC

Come out and join us for a fall social ride starting 9:00 AM at the beautiful Nottely River Valley Vineyards in Murphy NC. Approximately 25.5 miles, easy no drop pace. This is a fun group ride. End back at the winery. Bring a picnic lunch for after the ride, enjoy a glass of wine or

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Weekly Group Road Rides!

Please note that all weekly group road rides have ended for the 2019 season. Please check our Facebook page for rides throughout the winter season. SABA hosts several weekly group rides each week. The schedule is as follows: Road Rides 2019: ENDED For 2019 Season – Tuesday Nights: 6:00 PM – Leaves from Hayesville Square

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Chainbuster Big Ring Challenge at Jackrabbit Trail System - Hayesville, NC

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 SES (Southeastern Endurance Series), 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

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SABA Breakfast Meeting

Come Join Us for Breakfast Saturday, September 21st 8:00 am at Mariolino’s

We will be holding our Annual Election of Officers. If you think you would like to become a board member or nominate a member please attend this month’s meeting Location: Mariolino’s Italian Cuisine (formerly Hayesville Family Restaurant) 495 US-64 BUS, Hayesville, NC 28904 This month’s agenda:  Board Members Nominations Insurance Coverage Going to Quarterly BOD

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SABA Meeting at Shoebooties, Murphy NC

SABA Board of Directors/Member Meeting Scheduled for Saturday, June 22nd

There will be a Southern Appalachian Bicycling Association (SABA) meeting on Saturday, June 22nd. Everyone is welcome Where: ShoeBooties Café 25 Peachtree St. Murphy, NC  28906 Time: Meet downstairs at 6:00pm Speakers: Joanna Atkinson & Fred Lewis will share their experiences about attending the Bike Summit. Craig Levan will speak about his upcoming Cupcake Race

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Piney Knob Trail Bridge- Murphy, NC

Piney Knob…We Made it!

Thanks to all of you that made donations and volunteered for The Piney Knob Trails Entrance Enhancement Project! Because of your generous donations we were able to exceed the $2000 donation goal!   A big thanks goes to Eddie Sylvester of Natural Landscaping Services for putting it all together and members of SABA for donating their time, labor,

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