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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Piney Knob Trail Bridge- Murphy, NC

Piney Knob…We Made it!

Thanks to all of you that made donations and volunteered for The Piney Knob Trails Entrance Enhancement Project! Because of your generous donations we were able to exceed the $2000 donation goal!   A big thanks goes to Eddie Sylvester of Natural Landscaping Services for putting it all together and members of SABA for donating their time, labor,

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Weekly Group Road Rides!

SABA hosts several weekly group rides each week. The schedule is as follows: Road Rides 2019: Tuesday Nights: 6:00 PM – Leaves from Hayesville Square in Downtown Hayesville, NC. Approximately 20 miles out and back through the Tusquittee area. Thursday Nights: 6:00 PM. Meet at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC. Park in

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SABA Breakfast Meeting

Come Join Us for Breakfast Saturday, April 20th 8:30am at Mariolino’s

Location: Mariolino’s Italian Cuisine (formerly Hayesville Family Restaurant) 495 US-64 BUS, Hayesville, NC 28904 This month’s agenda:  Piney Knob Project Progress Sign Up for Fundraiser / Cookout Potluck Social Dates: May 25th, July 6th, August31st all Saturdays Summer Rides & Group Meetups SORBA Summit Attendees Update Name Change on Accounts Note: The Board of Directors

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Department of Agriculture - Forest Service Logo

U.S. Forest Service seeks Applicants for Recreation Advisory Committee

Asheville, NC– April 2, 2019 – The U.S. Forest Service is seeking nominations to fill seven positions on the Southern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee to serve national forests across the Southeast. The committee is tasked with reviewing fee proposals for the forests in 13 southern states and Puerto Rico and recommending fee changes. Potential nominees

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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.

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