Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association Bicycling Links
Member Bike Shops:
Blairsville Bikes & Hikes, Blairsville GA (706) 745-8141
Other Local Bike Shops:
Motion Makers Bicycle Shop, Sylva NC
Smoky Mountain Bicycles, Franklin NC
Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City NC
Woody’s Mountain Bikes, Helen GA
Local Clubs & Organizations:
Carolinas Cycling Association – great resource for racing in North Carolina
Great Smoky Mountain Triathlon Club, Hayesville NC; www.gsmtc.com
Mountain High Hikers; www.mountainhighhikers.org
Clay County Communities Revitalization Association – serves as a catalyst to bring forth a cooperative, creative spirit within Clay County that enables us to reclaim and preserve our unique mountain heritage and natural resources, create new jobs and provide opportunities, and to encourage economic growth and prosperity – today and tomorrow.
Chambers of Commerce:
Clay Chamber of Commerce, Hayesville NC; www.claycounty-nc-chamber.com
Cherokee Co. Chamber of Commerce, Murphy NC; cherokeecountychamber.com
Towns County Chamber of Commerce, Hiawassee GA; www.mountaintopga.com
Lodging and Accommodations:
Hinton Rural Life Center – Whether you’re looking for overnight accommodations or seeking facilities for corporate events, Hinton is sure to have something for you. The resort includes multiple conference rooms, a serene setting for weddings and receptions, a Fair Trade Gift Shop, dining rooms, trails, complimentary Wi-Fi service, a lake-side pavilion with dock, indoor and outdoor chapels, and a rocking chair porch overlooking beautiful Lake Chatuge!
The Ridges Resort & Club, Hiawassee, GA
Laurel Mountain Cabins – Hiawassee, GA
National and Regional Cycling Organizations:
International Mountain Biking Assoc. (IMBA); www.imba.com
Southern Off Road Bicycling Assoc. (SORBA); www.sorba.org
American Trails is a national, nonprofit organization working on behalf of all trail interests, including hiking, bicycling, mountain biking, horseback riding, water trails, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, trail motorcycling, ATVs, snowmobiling and four-wheeling. American Trails members want to create and protect America’s network of interconnected trails.
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people.
Dirt Rag Magazine; www.dirtragmag.com
Bicycling Magazine; www.bicycling.com
Pez Cycling News; www.pezcyclingnews.com
RoadBikeJourney.com…find great roads and routes throughout the world using a combination of GPS, interactive maps, and other technologies; www.roadbikejourney.com
Singletracks.com…Singletracks is your source for MTB info and reviews. Thousands of bike trail photos, videos and maps plus GPS data.
Cycling Jerseys…Cycling Jerseys That Make A Statement
Appalachian Outfitters, Murphy NC (828) 837-4165
Buy Backpacks…Healthy Hiker Gear sells hiking gear, Gregory backpacks, camping tents, sleeping bags and cookware, hiking backpacks & outdoor clothing.