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.

Road Bike

Touring, Group Rides, & Road Racing

Mountain Bike

Trail Riding, Racing, & Gravel Grinders


Triathlon & Adventure Racing

Who is SABA?

The Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association (SABA) 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

We’re always in need of members and volunteers, help us fund our cause… Join Here Now

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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.

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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…

Piney Knob Trail Map - Murphy, NC

Thirsty Thursday at Piney Knob Trails

Come join us for a group ride every Thursday night at 6:00 PM at Piney Knob Trail System in Murphy, NC

Hurricane Irma Clean-up at Jackrabbit

Volunteer Trail Work Day at Hanging Dog – August 25, 2018

Volunteer trail work day on Saturday, August 25th at the Hanging Dog Trail System from 9 am till 12 Noon. Meet in the main trail head parking lot above the boat launch area a little before 9 for a brief safety talk and a list of tasks. Bring gloves, small folding saws, pruners, loppers, or…

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Hayesville Project Fits Clay County Plan – Meeting August 14

Public meeting for proposal on Tuesday SYLVA – A plan that started as an idea in the Clay County Transportation Plan is starting to take shape. The N.C. Department of Transportation is seeking feedback before taking the next step in helping Clay County residents enjoy an improved stretch of U.S. 64 Business. An open-house public…