The Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association

Join Our Cause!

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

The Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association (SABA) Latest News

Check back often to see what's happening in the local bicycle community!

Road Cycling in North Carolina

NC Department of Commerce “listening session” May 10, 2018

Smoky Mountain Host is pleased to work jointly with the N.C. Department of Commerce to organize a “listening session” for the new Office of Outdoor Recreation, approved by the N.C. General Assembly and housed in the N.C. Department of Commerce. David Knight was recently appointed to head up the office. He is conducting “listening” tours…

Weekly fgroup road rides in Western North Carolina

Weekly Group Road Rides Start Tuesday, May 8th

Our weekly group rides on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturdays are cranking up for 2018. See our weekly road ride schedule here.

Weekly Group Road Rides!

SABA hosts several weekly group rides each week. The schedule is as follows: Road Rides 2018: 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…

Go Nuts Bike Racing at Jackrabbit Mountain Biking Trails - Hayesville, NC

Volunteers Needed for Event at Jackrabbit Sunday, May 20th

The Go Nuts sprint mountain bike race will be held at Jackrabbit on Sunday, May 20th. Volunteers are needed from 7:00 am until approximately 3:00 pm to assist with registration, course marshal’s, etc. SABA will receive a portion of the proceeds based on the number of participants. We hope that many of you will actually… - First Ride of the Season on Tusquitte Rd.

Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo Discount for SORBA Members

On Sat/Sun May 5 & 6, 2018, Helen, Georgia welcomes Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo. SORBA members are offered special pricing to participate; details below. Come join the fun! Per Event Promoter Reuben Kline: We offer a discount to all SORBA members who would like to ride the event on Sunday/May 6. I’ve created a…

13 projects that will impact riding in the Nantahala-Pisgah Forest – Take the Survey

The USFS has developed 13 projects that will impact riding in the Nantahala-Pisgah Forest, and the Pisgah Ranger District has released a scoping letter identifying suggested changes to the trail system in the National Forest. Many of our members have at least some knowledge of the trails in the Pisgah area, we thought we would…