Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association

Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association News:

Southern Mountain Bike Summit Set for Bryson City March 18-19, 2016

Southern Mountain Bike Summit

The Southern Mountain Bike Summit, hosted by IMBA-SORBA and the Nantahala Area SORBA chapter, will be held March 18-19 in Bryson City, NC. Registration is now open for this popular event to be held on the alluring grounds of Lands Creek Log Cabins. 

On Friday, March 18th land manager-oriented sessions will be held concurrently with a coed skills clinic taught by Sue Haywood. On Saturday, March 19th, sessions oriented towards chapter leaders and members will be held concurrently with a womens' only skills clinic taught by Sue Haywood. Group rides and socials follow each day's sessions. 

Escape to the mountains of Western North Carolina for an opportunity to meet other mountain bikers, learn to create, preserve, and enhance great mountain biking experiences, or hone your bike-handling skills. 

We'll see you there!

Visit for information and registration. 


Georgia Mountain Metric Century set for Saturday, May 21, 2016

Georgia Mountain Century

Registration is now open for the 2016 Georgia Mountain Metric Century. Check out their new website for the details!

Weekly Group Rides!

SABA hosts several weekly group rides each week. The schedule is as follows:

Road Rides 2015:

ENDED FOR SEASON - Tuesday Nights: 6:00 PM - leaves from Hayesville Square in Downtown Hayesville. Approximately 20 miles out and back through the Tusquittee area.

ENDED FOR SEASON - Wednesday Nights: 6 :00 PM - Wednesday night group road ride leaves at 6:00 PM from the big rocking chair at Owltown Market on Hwy. 129. The route varies through the Trackrock Valley. Mileage approx. 12 to 25 with A & B groups. For more info contact Blairsville Bikes & Hikes (706) 745-8141.

ENDED FOR SEASON - Thursday Nights: 6:00 PM - 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month meets at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC 28902, 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month meet at Appalachian Outfitters at 104C Tennessee Street, Murphy NC 28906. Route varies weekly. Please check our Facebook page to see if there are any last minute changes.

Mountain Bike Rides 2015:

ENDED FOR SEASON - Thursday Nights: 6:15 PM - Thursday evening at Jack Rabbit Trails. Leaves the parking lot at 6:15 PM. Usually involves getting a bite to eat afterwards. Blairsville Bikes & Hikes 706 745 8141

SABA Membership Dues

You can now pay your membership dues online at for additional details view our membership page here

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SABA has a new facebook profile and we encourage you to "Like US!"

For those of you not familiar with facebook, it is a social networking site which allows us to share news, events, photos, and more amongst the masses.

Facebook friends, sometimes known as "Fans" are eligible for special offers from SABA. We encourage you to "Like Us Now" and help spread the word!

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Jackrabbit Trail News:

Close to 15 miles of machine constructed singletrack trails have been completed and are based on a stacked-loop design. The 3.1 mile Central Loop is the "core" trail that all other optional trails are connected. Many of the trails border Lake Chatuge, while others meander through the woods or ridge-top. These trails were specifically designed to appeal to all skill levels, beginner to advanced. It remains a work-in-progress, with signage, maps, parking lot facilities (pavillion/restrooms/information board) being planned, along with optional technical trail features (TTF's) our interviews here with Mike Riter of Trail Design Specialists.

Piney Knob Trail News:

The town of Murphy, North Carolina plans to construct 22.3 miles of recreational hiking and mountain biking trails on the 700+ acre Murphy Watershed property off of Piney Knob Hill Road and opening in Spring more here.

Trail Traffic Counter by

The Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association (SABA) is using two TRAFx Counters to assess both mountain biking and hiking trail usage. To learn more about TRAFx mountain bike and hiking trail counters please visit . To get a closer look on how the TRAFx system works on mountain biking trails click here.

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Upcoming Trail Work Days:

  • To Be Announced

Next SABA Meeting:

The meetings will be held the last Friday of the month unless otherwise notified

  • Friday - Frebruary 26, 2016 - 6:30 PM.

    SABA will host its monthly meeting on Friday February 26, 6:30 PM at Chevelle's 66, 66 Hiwassee St, Murphy, NC (828) 835-7001

    Bring your family and friends and meet with an awesome group of cyclists!

SABA is a Member of:


Trail Building


Blairsville Bikes and Hikes

SABA Members get 10% off at Blairsville Bikes & Hikes in Blairsville, GA!

Appalachian Outfitters

SABA Members get 10% off at Appalachian Outfitters in Murphy, NC!


Clay County Chamber of Commerce

Towns County Chamber of Commerce

SABA is a member of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce



Golden Leaf Foundation

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