Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association

Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association News:


SABA Event Committee Meeting
set for Feb 20th!!

Meet with us at Doyle's Cedar Hill, Murphy NC, on Friday February 20th at 6:30 pm for an event planning committee meeting.

There seems to be momentum and support for SABA to move forward with expanding its role so let’s get it going! We need to pick an event to get behind and support. The goal of this meeting is to determine that event and get a plan of action.

Please be there with ideas as to what your thoughts are and what you are willing to do to help make it happen.

For additional details, please contact Jim Miller at (828) 835-7200.


Jackrabbit Connector Trail Work Day Saturday February 21, 2015

We are pleased to report we have received the green light to begin construction of the Jackrabbit Connector Trail!

 Construction is to begin first part of March. Prior to construction, we need to clear and prep the trail. A trail work day is scheduled for this Saturday, February 21st at 9:00am. Please meet at the fishing pier/deck just before the swim area and Cypress Road. In the event there is inclement weather this Saturday, a "rain date" is set for February 28th at 9:00 am. Hope to see you there!


Tube and Lube Workshop Saturday, February 28,2015

Appalachian Outfitters

Come join us for this Tube and Lube Workshop being held at Appalchian Outfitters in Murphy, NC at 9:00 a.m. This workshop is free to SABA members or there will be a $10.00 fee for non-members.


Tube and Lube Workshop - Saturday, March 28, 2015

Blairsville Bikes and Hikes

Please come join us for a Tube and Lube Workshop at Blairsville Bike and Hikes. Feel free to bring your bike. This workshop will begin at 11 a.m. Free to SABA members. $10.00 fee for non-members.


Georgia Mountain Metric Century set for May 2015

Georgia Mountain Metric Century

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!

THE 2015 TERRAPIN BEER COMPANY SOUTHEASTERN ENDURANCE CUP

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.

ENDED FOR SEASON - 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:

Wednesday Nights: 5:30 PM - Blairsville Bikes & Hikes is doing a Wednesday night mountain bike ride at Jack Rabbit. Everyone is welcome. We meet in parking lot of Jack Rabbit at 5:30 pm, the ride starts at 6:00 pm. Bring lights and for now warm clothes. This is a fun ride and we meet afterwards at Café Potafinos for food and refreshments.

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.


Pedal Hanging Dog

Let's go Pedal the "Dog"!

Hanging Dog

Another Beautiful Day on the Trails at Hanging Dog!


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!

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)...read 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 2015...read more here.
 

Trail Traffic Counter by Trafx.net

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 www.trafx.net . 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, February 27th, 6:30PM - Our Next SABA Meeting will be held Friday, February 27th, 6:30 pm at Chevelle's 69 located at 983 NC-69, Hayesville, NC 28904

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


SABA is a Member of:

IMBA

Trail Building


LOCAL BIKE SHOPS:

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!


LOCAL AREA INFORMATION:

Clay County Chamber of Commerce

Towns County Chamber of Commerce

SABA is a member of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce


THANKS FOR PROVIDING GENEROUS FUNDING!

JACKRABBIT MOUNTAIN BIKE & HIKING TRAIL PROJECT GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS:

Golden Leaf Foundation

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