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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President’s Message – November 2020

Recently SABA membership met and elected new officers: President:  Noel Turner Vice President: Rod Fortney Secretary: Peter Muller Treasurer: Fred Lewis and Jeannine Mazza We look forward to working with membership to promote cycling in North Georgia and Western North Carolina.  Also, the club officers would like to extend their gratitude to Jeannine for her

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NCDOT Great Trails State Plan

NCDOT Great Trails State Plan Needs Your Input

The Great Trails State Plan is a network of multi-use trails of statewide significance connecting North Carolina’s counties and population centers with state parks and important recreational assets. It is founded upon extensive local and regional efforts to plan and build trails. What trails do you use and like most?  What would make that experience better?

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rails-to-trails Murphy, NC

Sign the Petition – Help Bring “Rails to Trails”to Murphy NC

  The Railroad right-of-way in Cherokee County between Murphy and Andrews has been without scheduled train service for nearly 50 years. Local government has been trying, unsuccessfully for decades, to reestablish train service to this dead end section of track. The track and trestles, because of the lack of maintenance, has deteriorated to the point

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Basics of Trail Maintenance Webinar

In our newly socially distanced world and the limited availability of large group events, training new volunteers on the basics of maintenance during an organized workday event has become challenging. Join IMBA’s own Rich Edwards, Director of Construction and Operations of Trail Solutions, for this webinar that focuses on the basics of identifying and addressing

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SABA Members & Board Meeting Friday, August 28th at 6:30 PM!

Agenda: Election of Officers Future Direction of Club Insurance for SABA Jackrabbit Expansion Piney Knob News Bike Rides Date: August 28, 2020 Time: 6:30 PM Place: Hayesville Rec Park Pavilion 1

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

Chainbuster Big Ring Challenge Race September 19th at Jackrabbit

We need volunteers for registration and parking For more information please contact: Joanne Padgett: jatkisson@clayschools.org To register for race visit: https://chainbusterracing.com/race/big-ring-challenge

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