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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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: To register for race visit:

Jackrabbit Trail Expansion Project Receives Donation

Jackrabbit Trail Expansion Project Receives Donation

The Jackrabbit Mountain Biking and Hiking Trails will soon expand its mileage with the addition of approximately five miles of machine constructed single-track. The existing trail system offers close to 15 miles of trails that are considered by the mountain bike community to be beginner to lower intermediate skill level. The expansion project will add

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SABA Jackrabbit Fundraiser

Reminder – SABA Jackrabbit Fundraiser This Weekend – Saturday July 4th, 2020

First Please join us for the Jackrabbit Fundraiser Saturday July 4th from 9:00 am till early afternoon. There will be a tent set up near the entrance of trails, and we will be promoting SABA & Local Trails, giving out water, and taking donations. There will be T-shirts & Decals for pick of SABA Members

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House Transportation Bill Includes Big Wins for Biking and Walking

Increased funding for biking and walking, greater focus on safety for people biking and walking, and the Safe Routes program returns Our organizations stand with Black Americans because Black Lives Matter. Safe streets and routes for everyone means more than bike lanes and sidewalks. It means that everyone is free to move on our streets,

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