SABA Weekly Group Bike Rides

The weekly group road and mountain bike rides have resumed for the 2023 season.  Rides will be determined by weather, if it’s raining an hour before the posted start then there is not a ride.   All riders are required to wear a helmet. Lights front and rear are recommended. All riders are required to read & sign the SABA Liability Waiver annually (

Scheduled Road Rides:

      • Tuesday Evenings 6PM – Hayesville Square – Ride up through Tusquittee valley approximately 20 miles out and back.

      • Thursday Evenings 6PM – John C Campbell Folk School, Brasstown NC – Route varies based on riders present, distances typically 15-20 miles.

      • Saturday Mornings 9 AM – Location & route rotates between Murphy, Hayesville and Blairsville, ride will be posted to the SABA group FB 6PM on Friday.  Distances vary from 25-45 miles.

    Scheduled Mountain Bike Rides:

    • Thirsty Thursdays at Piney Knob Trail System – Meet in the parking area at 5:30PM at Piney Knob Trail System, Murphy NC. Ride an easy pace, 5-10 miles. This ride is for everyday people with jobs so we’re not racing…

    *All rides have a “No Drop” policy with regrouping at points along the route.

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    Individual - $25.00 yearly

    Family - $35.00 yearly

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    Andrews North Carolina Chamber of Commerce
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    Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce - Cherokee County, NC
    Clay County Chamber of Commerce - Clay County, NC
    Ferncrest Winery - Andrews, NC
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    Ragon Creative - Andrews, NC
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