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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NC DOT Complete Streets

Register for Upcoming Complete Streets Workshops in North Carolina

  In May and June 2019, the North Carolina Department of Transportation will deliver six workshops around the State to focus on Collaborative Approaches to Advance Complete Streets. The workshops, which will be delivered by the UNC Highway Safety Research Center, VHB, and Ramey Kemp & Associates, are intended to bring together a diverse group

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Piney Knob Trail Map - Murphy, NC

Piney Knob Trails Back Open

The trail system has reopened on March 11, 2019 since its closure due to freeze thaw conditions.

SABA Breakfast Meeting

Come Join Us for Breakfast Saturday, March 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:  Fund Raising / Go Fund Me / Grant Money Assess Club Needs / Equipment for Trail Work Mountain Bike Clinic’s National Trail Day June 1st Dates for Spring & Fall Club Cookout / Pot Lucks Take a Kid

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Southern Mountain Bike Summit

2019 Southern Mountain Bike Summit set for May 15-18

The summit will offer chainsaw certification, crew leader certification, and lots of other educational opportunities for members, chapters, and land managers.  We encourage you to attend and take advantage of these opportunities. Here’s what SORBA has to say about this year’s Summit: Join SORBA’s volunteers, land managers, advocates, and members in Johnson City,TN, May 15

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Piney Knob Trail Map - Murphy, NC

Fundraiser for Piney Knob Trails Entrance Enhancement Project.

This fundraiser’s purpose is to make a more sustainable enhanced trail entrance experience from parking gate to the existing turnpike at the entrance bridge for the Piney Knob Trail System in Murphy, NC. Materials will include gravel and mulch. All work to be done by Saba volunteer efforts. Approximately five hundred feet of sustainable road to trail conversion will be completed with this project along with approximately 40 SABA trail crew volunteer hours. This will give SABA the opportunity to show the city of Murphy it’s ongoing commitment and support for Piney Knob trails. The total fundraiser goal 2k. Natural Landscaping Services will be donating its machine time and crew as volunteer hours. Anyone donating to be listed on SABA Website. Fundraiser completion May 1 Project completion date May 31 All donations to be made to SABA and MUST specify that the donation is for the Piney Knob Trails When the fundraiser is complete, SABA will give the Final check to  the City of Murphy DONATE to the PINEY KNOB ENTRANCE ENHANCEMENT PROJECT NOW!

Save the Dates

Dates: Sunday March 10th 9:00 to 1:00 Saturday March 23rd 9:00 to 1:00   Mark your calendars! SABA will be leading trail clearing work days in preparation for future trail construction. This will consist of cutting brush/tree and clearing this from the flagged route. The terrain will vary- some sites are very steep, rocky or

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