Appalachian Bicycle Association News:
Volunteers needed for Chain
12 Hours of Insomnia Race at Jackrabbit Saturday
Night, August 23rd
Chain Buster Racing contacted SABA and they will be using the field for a transition site during the upcoming night race at Jackrabbit on August 23. This means traffic control from 9pm until 9am. It will be difficult to obtain volunteers during this time, but please consider helping if at all possible. Even though traffic will be minimal, the campground is still open and teenagers still go to the boat ramp area during the summer and safety of the cyclists will be of major concern. If we have any night owls out there, we need you!
Notify Joanna at email@example.com if you are able and available for any amount of time during that time frame.
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 2014!
THE DARK KNIGHT SERIES
12 Hours of Insomnia
August 23, 2014
SOUTHEASTERN ENDURANCE CUP
6 Hour Big Ring Challenge presented by Maxxis
Sept. 27, 2014
Teaming up with NiteRider in 2014, Chain Buster
Productions has scheduled its 2nd race of the "The
Dark Night Series" "12 Hours of Insomnia" at
Jackrabbit in Hayesville, NC on August 23, 2014. NiteRider will have their complete 2014 line available for rent at the race for $40.00 per system on a First come First serve basis.
The race will begin at 9:00 PM.
Chain Buster will once again hold the fifth annual
Southeastern Endurance Cup Big Ring Challenge presented by Maxxis 6-hour endurance mountain
bike race on the Jackrabbit Trail system as well.
Registration is now open for both events.
For additional details and registration visit
Chainbuster Productions Here
Chainsaw Class set for Sat,
Jeremy Waite with the USFS will be offering another chainsaw class on Saturday, August 16th and will be open to 2-3 volunteers from each of the surrounding clubs. We need to determine
if those who did not get into the last class are still interested. CPR/First Aid is required.
The training will start at 9:00 at the Cheoah Workcenter in Robbinsville. There will be a short classroom presentation followed by the field certification. Each volunteer group will be allotted 3-4 slots depending on the number of responses
we get, and Jeremy will only be able to certify up to 24. Once
we know who will be in the class, Jeremy will send an e-mail with what equipment is needed. Only people who have used a chainsaw before
will be allowed to participate, as he will be able to tell if they are uncomfortable and will not certify them. Also, anyone who attends the training will need to be current in first-aid/CPR and bring a copy of their certificate with them. If
you show up without a current certificate they will not be allowed to participate.
Please respond by August 1st.
Contact Joanna at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you are interested in attending.
Weekly Group Rides!
SABA hosts several weekly
group rides each week. The schedule is as
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.
Thursday Nights: 6:00 PM
- Leaves from John C. Campbell Folk School in
Brasstown, NC. 15 mile loop or 2 times around
for 30 miles.
Mountain Bike Rides:
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.
Joanna and Bobke, Tour de Georgia
SABA Membership Dues
You can now pay your membership dues online
at active.com for additional details view our
membership page here
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