Appalachian Bicycle Association News:
KICKIN' ASPHALT HALF MARATHON & 5K
NOVEMBER 8, 2014
Situated in Western North Carolina, Cherokee County, is home to the KICKIN' ASPHALT HALF MARATHON & 5K. Run where forested mountains (rather than skyscrapers) seem to touch the sky. The lakes sparkle. The air is crisp and clean. The charm of small town America still exists.
The event is sanctioned by USA Track & Field and the course is USATF Certified.
For additional details visit the
event website here.
SABA would like to encourage any of its members who
are not participating to help out with this local
event as there is a need for volunteers.
Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
SABA is now a member of Cherokee County Chamber of
Commerce. We will have
a ribbon cutting on November 20 at 4:30pm at the Chamber office, 805 W US Highway 64, Murphy, NC 28906. We encourage any SABA members to attend.
SABA Elects Officers for 2014-2015
SABA elected its slate of offices for 2014-2015. Eddie Sylvester
was voted in as the new SABA President. Former
President, Randy Denniston will serve as Vice President and help with any transition items. Fred
Lewis has agreed to remain on as SABA's Treasurer and Pam
Hayes will continue as Secretary.
We are looking for someone who is willing to serve as meeting scribe.
If you are interested, please contact Eddie Sylvester,
President at (828) 361-0097.
Georgia Mountain Metric Century set for
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
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
to Jackrabbit in 2015!
THE 2015 TERRAPIN BEER
COMPANY SOUTHEASTERN ENDURANCE CUP
6 Hour Big Ring Challenge presented by Maxxis -
September 26, 2015
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
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
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:
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 Represents at Oak Mountain!
SABA Membership Dues
You can now pay your membership dues online
at active.com for additional details view our
membership page here
Now You Can Find
Us on facebook!
SABA has a
profile and we
encourage you to
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
Facebook friends, sometimes known as "Fans" are
eligible for special offers from SABA. We
encourage you to "Like Us Now" and help spread the