Appalachian Bicycle Association News:
Discovery Summer Program for
Kids Kicks Off Friday, June 27 at Jackrabbit
The Discovery Summer Program (formerly know as
Pathways) in Hayesville will be taking students mountain biking again this summer at the Jackrabbit Trails. The students vary in their skill levels from very beginner to base riders, so we need volunteers to help that share in all skill levels.
The first planned outing will be Friday, June 27th (July's dates will be announced toward the end of June). We meet at the trail around 9am to unload bicycles, and begin riding between 9:45-10am and do a few miles before lunch and then another lap after lunch.
The majority of these students are being introduced to mountain biking for the first time, The Discovery Program appreciates anyone who is available to help volunteer on this day.
For additional details or to volunteer, please call (706) 745-8141.
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
Raisin Woods - It's a Wrap
Former SABA President, Joanna Atkisson finished in 2nd place overall and 1st place age category and SABA Member Tom Bzotte placed 3rd in his division
at the recent Chain Buster Promotions' 3 Hours of Raisin Woods, part of the Terrapin Hi-5 3 Hour
Mountain Bike Series.
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.
Softride shuttle pads are in stock at Blairsville Bikes & Hikes
and can accommodate up to 6 bikes!
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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