Mountain Biking is so much more than just riding a bike through the woods! Outdoor Chattanooga's Intro to Mountain Biking classes teach the basics and reinforce the skills needed to get the most out of mountain biking. Use of open fields, built features and instructional skill drills; our instructors teach in a format that can be structured to your pace and individual learning style. Mountain bikes are available by reservation to use for class thanks to grants from the Ironman Foundation and Friends of Outdoor Chattanooga. *Participants must already know how to confidently ride a bike for this class. Fee: $10 per person per class. Ages 10 and up. Reservations required. Email Outdoor Chattanooga or call (423) 643-6888 to register and learn more.
The Black Bear Rampage is a Forty mile mountain bike race on the awesome Tanasi trail system in the Great Smoky Mountains. There is a twenty mile option for beginner racers (they can choose to race either longer distance) and another 8 mile option for the kiddies.
See link below for more info and registration details
Ten years ago we had this idea...
To create the best trail system we could, connecting people with places they would want to visit. We started with some rough, rarely used trails at Five Points and building a connector from Longbranch. Over the past ten years, we've built Five Points, the Cloudland Connector Trail, and our new Chattanooga Connector Trail, totaling over 50 miles of trail.
Join us as we celebrate our new segment, "The Moonshine Trails." The Moonshine Trails includes the Chattanooga Connetor Trail that connects Lula Lake Land Trust Core Property to Covenant College and the National Park Service trails, as well as 4 more miles of advanced spur trails.
The celebration starts with the "Moonshine Shuffle"--a scavenger hunt style adventure race where mountain bikers and trail runners visit checkpoints along the new trails. Once checkpoints (and maybe some special tasks!) are complete, runners and riders can turn in those checkpoints for sweet raffle prizes! The Moonshine Shuffle is not a race, but more of an adventure you can have with your friends while exploring new trails!
After the shuffle, come back to Lula Lake Land Trust to enjoy a short ceremony, music, drinks, and food!
8:30 am- Registration
9:30 am- Meeting explaning the Moonshine Shuffle and rules
9:45 am- Moonshine Shuffle begins
12:45 pm- Shuffle participants to be back at Lula Lake
1:00 pm- "Ribbon Cutting" Ceremony starts, lunch is served, and band plays
Registration is a suggested donation $20.
Come enjoy the party then the pain on this 130 mile epic gravel ride. Hang out with friends on the Hiwassee River the night before then wake up at the crack of dawn to roll out on one of the best, yet briutal gravel routes in the Southeast! This is just a free ride, so you must be proficient in GPS and map reading skills as this route will not be marked. Its up to you to be completely self sufficient and prepared for a route with over 18,000 feet of climbing. There are resupply options on the route and plenty of places to bail out for a shorter day, but Its up to you to request the GPX file and research it.
The Dirty 130 is a beast of a gravel route through the Southeast Tennessee and Southwest North Carolina mountains. It features Challenging climbs, beautiful scenery, and over 18,000 feet of climbing all packed into 130 miles!
Location: Enterprise South Nature Park,
Date: September 30, 2017
This race will be the 5th annual running of the TYMBR series Bunker Buster at ESNP. This race will feature the fast and technical TNT trail at ESNP. The race loop will differ depending on the age category.
The Lula Lake Land Trust 5 Points 50/25 is Chattanooga’s Ultimate Endurance Mountain bike race. Racers will enjoy a grueling course packed with single track, climbs, downhills, rock gardens, and smooth flowy trails through the 5 Points Trail system, Lula Lake Land Trust, the Cloudland Connector Trail (including the 6.5 mile Long Branch/Nickajack section) and private property. Post race activities include camping, music, vendors, food and more. There is also a 25 mile option!
Location: Baker Creek Preserve
Date: November 4-5, 2017
This race will be the second TYMBR series event at the Baker Creek Preserve. This race will feature a diverse set of trails connected to make an excellent race loop. The race loop will depend on the age class.
The August SORBA Chattanooga Chapter Meeting will be held at Enterprise South in conjuction with the Thursday Trail Time Work Party. Bring work gloves and a water bottle for the opportunity to check out the new trail at Enterprise South.
Meet at the Visitor Center at 6P for a brief chapter update. We will break up into groups afterwards to tackle trail work.
Volunteers can log their hours afterwards for credit towards the Earned Mine T-shirt Program.
The Park will close at 8:30P.
Come meet Cycle Sport Concepts at the raccoon mountain boat ramp for some summer shuttle fun! We'll be running multiple shuttles up the mountain.
All skill sets and bike types welcome (although you should probably have a mountain bike).
It's so hot outside you can't be expected to pedal up the mountain, so come join us and cruise down it! Hope to see you there!
Come join the Cartecay River Bike Shop crew for a grueling (but rewarding) ride in the North Georgia mountains! The ride will start and end at Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike Get-A-Way in Ellijay, GA, about 2 hours north of Atlanta.
Be prepared for a long day on the bike - ROUTE TBD!
You must be self-sufficient; carrying all the water, food, tools, and spares needed to get you back to the finish. There are many bailout points along the route so you can vary the length and difficulty of your ride.
A few notes:
1. We're limited to 75 participants - registration is required through the Mulberry Gap website. It's on a first come, first serve basis.
2. We will have 3 sag stops. YOU need to provide your own sag bag, food, drink, nutrition. We'll take it to the various locations for you and will verify those stops in the coming weeks. At the moment they will be (1) Top of Fort Mountain, (2) Top of Windy Gap, (3) Top of Mountaintown.
3. Mulberry Gap will serve lunch between 2:30 - 5:00 pm. Then we will need to clean up and start prepping for dinner which is served at 6:00 pm for our overnight guests.
Due to new insurance requirements, this year will be set up a bit differently. Registration for the ride and lunch is through Mulberry Gap. Donations for the club are through a separate link (see below) and are no longer included in the price
Adult - $25.00 -- includes parking, access to bathhouse facilities, showers, Wi-Fi, and lunch (not optional).
Child - $15.00 -- includes parking, access to bathhouse facilities, showers, Wi-Fi, and lunch (not optional).
This is a Fundraiser for the North Georgia Mountain Bike Association (formerly known as the Ellijay Mountain Bike Association):
In an effort to raise money for our local trails and chapter, we'd appreciate your donation of $15.00 - $30.00!
For July's third Thursday chapter meeting, we're crashing Trek Bicycle Store - Chattanooga's Thursday night Stringers ride! Plan to meet & pedal out from their shop @ 6:50 for a no-drop 7-8mi. Stringer's Ridge loop. Mid-ride we'll stop at the overlook to briefly share SORBA news & participate in a trailside "how-to" maintenance clinic led by the Trek Store staff. Post ride re-gathering will be at Heaven & Ale. See you there!
Come out and join local boyscouts and SORBA Chattanooga to show Booker T some trail love! We will be cutting back the Privet and lunch will be provided (thanks to the Park Rangers!). Bring gloves, water, pruners (if you have them) and a smile.
We will meet at lower parking lot at 9am.
Remember, every hour you volunteer will also earn you a chance at a new Lynskey frame.
Celebrate Valentines Day with the trails you love! Join SORBA Saturday @ 9 and help get the trails ready to be opened. We still have plenty to do before next week and need your help!
Meet at the handicap parking lot on the outer loop near the Black Forest and TNT connectors.Lunch will be provided but remember to bring your work gloves and water.