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: https://goo.gl/maps/N2qA99jVt422
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!
Address: Clay County Park Campground, 47 Clay Recreation Park Rd, Hayesville, NC 28904
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 John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC. Park in gravel lot at intersection of Harshaw and Brasstown Roads. 15 mile loop.
Saturday Morning – Please check our Facebook page to see if there are any scheduled rides. Saturday rides are posted on Friday evenings if there are any scheduled.
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 include the temporary suspension of creating reservations on www.recreation.gov. Cancelled reservations, for this timeframe, will be refunded by the reservation service.
The Forest Service will close all seasonal gates, to ensure no one has the opportunity to get trapped behind gates. We strongly request that, due to expected wind and rainfall, the public not use trails or general forest areas. Emergency response times will be multiplied if an incident or medical emergency were to occur.
The health, safety, and well-being of the public and visitors to our National Forests is of our number one priority. Sites will be evaluated for health and safety and reopened as conditions allow following the storm passage.
The following campgrounds will remain closed until further notice:
Nantahala National Forest beginning September 13 at noon.
Pisgah National Forest beginning September 13 at noon.
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.
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 parking lot. There will be no campers or RV’s permitted in the staging area. All participants will off load gear at the street and carry items into staging area. Please plan for this in advance. The course will be approximately 10 miles in total distance with less than 700 ft of climbing per lap.
Registration is now open for this event and additional detail can be found for the Big Ring Challenge here.
Come join us for a group ride every Thursday night at 6:00 PM at Piney Knob Trail System in Murphy, NC
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 whatever you have. There will be light corridor clearing, some chainsaw work, and small branch removal.
Recent storms have downed some small trees, and the summer growth has become too much for one or two people to keep up with. Come out and join the SABA to help maintain your Western North Carolina biking/hiking trails.