Whine Like a Man

We’re a cycling group that’s been riding in the Chattanooga area for more than 20 years. Bubba isn’t affiliated with a club team or shop so you’re welcome to ride with Bubba regardless of the jersey you wear so long as it has sleeves. (If it doesn’t, even your family doesn’t want to see you so buy a TT bike and learn to be alone.) Show up Saturday, get heckled about your stupid looking socks or sunglasses, embrace your new nickname, and BeABubba too!

Team Bubba

Saturday 10/20/18

Rain delay until 9:30

TB Rolls from Falling water at 8:30 for the Brayton Mtn loop.   (We’ll update the start time if the rain sticks around in the morning so check back to this site.)   66 miles and 4000 feet if you do the optional climb up Hotwater on the way back in prep for the Nov 3 ride of which we will not speak.    Strongmen wanting more can roll from the old Signal Rd Kmart around 7:50 to add 20 miles.   Post-ride lunch at Merv’s where Steady may preach again. 

 

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The nature of the ride - Pace ranges from conversational to brisk. There are always a few re-grouping points during the first half of the ride. This is the ride for the strongest cyclists in the club.

Bubba Elite

Saturday 10/20/18

Rain delay until 11:00

Provided rain doesn’t delay or cancel the Elites will roll with TB from Falling Water at 8:30 and cruise with them until we get to Retro Hughes where we’ll climb. We’ll return via Hell of the North aka Poe Rd. Right at 50 miles and 3,200 ft. of climbing. Keep an eye on the website for info on potential delays and/or cancellation. 

Bub One has a special ride planned for us next week. Stay tuned.

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The nature of the ride - Elite rides honor Team Bubba traditions (lots of heckling) but might be a little shorter and definitely includes more stops and regrouping. The Elite ride is a good entry point to Team Bubba for fit cyclists.

Other Rides

Tuesday – TNWC (Big News! Changes effective 10/9/18)

During the remaining daylight savings time Elites and Team Bubba will roll at 5:30PM and ride the traditional Tuesday Night route, McCahill, Mountain Creek Rd. and climb Mountain Rd. Depart from the old Bi-Lo in Red Bank at the corner of Dayton Blvd and Browntown Rd. Everyone please play nice. Expect full on for the entire ride. 33.6 miles which includes climbing Mountain Rd. Lies and laughter in the parking lot post ride.

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Sunday Afternoon Ride

This standing year-round ride starts from the Walden Town Hall at 2 PM. It’s 22 miles at a recovery pace that includes several sprint points. For those wanting a little more, climb the front of Signal first.

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Typical Holiday Ride

For all Bubbas and bubba want-ta-bes, this ride moves along at a social pace for 39 miles and includes the full length of Missionary Ridge and loops through Chickamauga Battlefield.

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Thursday

(During daylight savings time) ride departs promptly at 5:30PM from the Chickamauga Battlefield parking lot. Route varies somewhat every week, but expect 30+ miles on this under 2-hour Fly-lead ride.

Downtown Lunch Ride

This Elite-style ride has a firm roll-time of 11:45 from the downtown YMCA. Based on work schedules, some days you might be by yourself. Ride time is about 90 minutes and sometimes includes a mountain climb.

Ride Smart

Rides are on open roads so obey traffic rules, WEAR A HELMET, and RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK (the dad-burn lawyers mad us say that). Learn to whine about the pace being too fast or slow, the route being too steep or too flat, and the course being too long or too short, and you will BEABubba too.

IF YOU RIDE, YOU RELEASE.

Be sure to review the release posted on this site.

Know the Rules

Cycling Rules Man

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Oktoberfest Chattanooga Challenge – Oct 13, 2018

REGISTRATION CLOSES SUNDAY 10/7/18!  Velo View Bike Tours is sponsoring a new homegrown annual tradition – the Oktoberfest Chattanooga Challenge, offering both full and half century options. The ride is on Saturday, October 13th, and we’ve partnered with Oktoberfest to ensure plenty of post-ride entertainment, food and beer! Both routes include a closed-road climb up Lookout Mtn on Ochs Highway, …