Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association

Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association News:


Georgia Mountain Metric Century set for This Saturday, May 21, 2016 - You can still register the day of the event!

Georgia Mountain Century

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

http://georgiamountaincentury.com


NC 175 Improvement Project Public Meeting June 16, 2016

The NCDOT is planning to improve NC 175 from the Georgia State Line to the intersection of US 64 east of Hayesville, NC. These improvements include widening of the roadway and adding shoulders to meet the current design standards for a 50 mph roadway. The project is State funded.

There will be a public meeting on June 16, 2016 from 5-7PM at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 50 Marvin Cabe LN, Hayesville, NC 28904. Your input is needed.

To learn more about the project, view the project overview here.


Hanging Dog Campground Reopens on a Trial Basis

 MURPHY, N.C., April 29, 2016 - Hanging Dog Campground reopens May 2 for overnight camping in the Tusquitee Ranger District of Nantahala National Forest as part of a collaborative effort with Cherokee County.

The campground was closed to camping in 2014 due to rising operating costs and declining use and budgets.

"We had a significant decrease in the operating budget for recreational facilities and Hanging Dog wasn't getting as much use as other campgrounds, so we made the tough decision to close it," said District Ranger Angela Gee. "That's when Cherokee County officials stepped in with an offer of support."

Cherokee County worked with the Forest Service to get the campground ready to reopen and will help maintain the campground throughout the operating season. The 2016 operating season is a trial period in which visitor use will be monitored to help determine whether or not the campground will continue to remain open in future years.

"We hope that people who loved camping at Hanging Dog will come back and the reopening will attract new campers," said Gee. "With the county's partnership and more user demand, we're optimistic that we can keep this campground open."

Hanging Dog Recreation Area also has a number of hiking and biking trails and day-use areas that have remained open.

Visit www.fs.usda.gov/nfsnc for more information.


Far West Bike Plan Survey Online

This Resident Survey is being conducted in support of the Far Western NC Bicycle Plan. The study area for the plan is a four-county region that includes Cherokee County, Clay County, Graham County and Macon County. The purpose of this survey is to learn more about the bicycling habits of residents in this region and improvements that would encourage them to bicycle more often.

Thank you for participating in our survey.

Complete the Survey Here

For questions, please contact sealy@chipleyconsulting.com or rose@regiona.org


Weekly Group Rides!

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

Road Rides 2016:

STARTING UP APRIL 26, 2016 - Tuesday Nights: 6:00 PM - leaves from Hayesville Square in Downtown Hayesville. Approximately 20 miles out and back through the Tusquittee area.


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!


Jackrabbit Mountain Bike Trail

 
Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Sign up for our Email Newsletter
For Email Marketing you can trust

Find Us on Facebook!

Calendar of Events:

SABA Calendar of Events

What's Hot:

Map of Jackrabbit Trail System... click here

Local Bike Routes Now Online... click here

SABA has a great jersey...
Get yours today!

SABA Jersey

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.


Join or Renew Your SABA Membership Here:



Upcoming Trail Work Days:

  • Saturday June 25, 2016 - Meet at Piney Knob Trail head. 9am-12pm weather Permitting.


Next SABA Meeting:

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

  • Friday - June 24, 2016 - 6:30 PM. SABA will host its monthly meeting on Friday June 24, 6:30 PM at Brother at Willow Ranch, 6223 US-76, Young Harris, GA 30582.

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


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

HandMade in America

Activities | Membership | Saba Century | Jackrabbit Trail | Message Board | Photos | Links | Contact | Home

2016 SABA - Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association

site by DeLong Web Designs