Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association

Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association News:

Multi-Sport Committee Meeting
set January 15, 2015

There will be a Multi-Sport Committee Meeting, January 15, 2015, at Blue Mountain Coffee & Grille, 30 NC Highway 141, in Murphy, NC.

SABA and several other local recreational clubs are looking into the benefits of forming a multi-sport organization that could better serve its members and the community. We welcome your input.

For additional details contact Eddie Sylvester, SABA President at (828) 361-0097.

SABA Joins
Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce

SABA is a member of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce

SABA is now a member of Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce!  If you get a chance, visit the Chamber office at 805 W US Highway 64, Murphy, NC 28906 and say hello.

SABA joins Cherokee Co. Chamber

Georgia Mountain Metric Century set for May 2015

This Inaugural Epic metric century road ride scheduled for May 16th, 2015 in the majestic North Georgia mountains. This will be an awesome Spring tune up ride to get ready for the Six Gap Century in the Fall.

The ride will roll through the country side of Union County, GA, then over the big 3 Gaps - Hog Pen, Unicoi & Jacks Gap, riding them in reverse. There will also be to other shorter routes. A large chunk of the processed are going into the local community for cycling & outdoor youth programs. More info to follow as the ride is still in the planning stages.

Visit the event Facebook page here.

Coming to Jackrabbit in 2015!


6 Hour Big Ring Challenge presented by Maxxis - September 26, 2015

Chainbuster at Jackrabbit

Chain Buster will once again hold the 6th Annual Southeastern Endurance Cup Big Ring Challenge presented by Maxxis 6-hour endurance mountain bike race on the Jackrabbit Trail system.

Registration is now open for both events.

For additional details and registration visit Chainbuster Productions Here

Weekly Group Rides!

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

Road Rides:

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.

Wednesdays Nights: 6:00 PM - meet at Owltown market on the corner of HWY 129 & Town School Road, by the big rocking chair. We have permission to park our vehicles in their gravel parking lot. The ride leaves the parking lot at 6:00 pm sharp. With A & B groups. Call for more details (706) 745-8141.

Mountain Bike Rides:

ENDED FOR SEASON - Monday Nights: 5:30 PM - Weekly group ride at The Hanging Dog Trail System in Murphy. This trail requires an intermediate skill level rider. We generally pedal as much as the group would like, around 8 to 10 miles. The ride begins at the Trailhead. Come ride the Dog with us. For more information, contact Eddie Sylvester at (828) 361-0097.

SABA Volunteer

SABA Member Eddie Sylvester volunteering for Kick'n Asphalt ½ Marathon

SABAays Happy New Year

Wishing Everyone a Happy New Year!

SABA Membership Dues

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

Now You Can Find Us on facebook!

Find Us on Facebook!

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, January 30th, 6:30PM - Our Next SABA Meeting will be held Friday, January 30th, 6:30 pm at Asiano's in Hiawassee. Hope you can join us for the first meeting in 2015!

For additional details contact Eddie Sylvester, President at (828) 361-0097.

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



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