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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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:

SABA end of season cookout

SABA End of Season Cookout Set for Friday, Oct 26

Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association (SABA) will hold its end of the season cookout on Friday October 26 at 6:30 PM at the Lion’s Club Pavilion in Clay County Recreation Park. This is a cookout and potluck event so please bring your favorite dish. This is a fun event so bring some fellow cyclists and family!…

Weekly Group Road Rides!

SABA hosts several weekly group rides each week. The schedule is as follows: Road Rides 2018: ENDED FOR 2018 SEASON – Tuesday Nights: 6:00 PM – Leaves from Hayesville Square in Downtown Hayesville, NC. Approximately 20 miles out and back through the Tusquittee area. ENDED FOR 2018 SEASON – Thursday Nights: 6:00 PM. Meet at…

US Forest Dervice

Hurricane Florence Closures for the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests

Release Date: Sep 12, 2018 Asheville, NC, September 12, 2018 – The U.S. Forest Service, Forest Supervisor, having closely tracked the forecast models of Hurricane Florence, has decided to close down all campgrounds and recreation sites, day use or overnight,  in the Nantahala and the Pisgah National Forests by Thursday September 13th at noon. This will…

Jackrabbit Mountain Bike and hiking Trail System

Volunteer Workday at Jackrabbit – September 8

There will be a volunteer trail work day on Saturday, September 8th at the Jackrabbit Trail System from 9 am till 12 Noon. Meet in the trail head parking lot.

Chainbuster Productions

6/3 Hour Big Ring Challenge – SEC #5 at Jackrabbit on September 29, 2018

Chain Buster Racing 6/3 Hour Big Ring Challenge, race number 5 of the SEC (Southeastern Endurance Cup), is on the schedule for September 29, 2018 at the Jackrabbit Mountain Bike and Hiking Trail System, Nantahala National Forest, 465 Jackrabbit Road Hayesville, NC 28904. Once again, the start/finish will be staged in the main Jackrabbit trail…