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 8/11

Back to a Bubba Basic this week.   Roll from the Old Signal Rd Kmart (behind the Burger King at the foot of Signal) at 8:00.  Up Montlake, across the mountain, HON the way it hurts, down Retro.    Probably only one refueling at the store on Montlake.  (Remember the Retro store is closed.)   70 miles, 4200 feet.   Shave 20 miles by jumping on in Falling Water around 8:40.     Lunch at Merv’s if they are still serving Bubba after Steady tried to divide the last bill.  

 

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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 8/11/18

Elites will roll at 8:30 from Unum and do the Elite 3S3M metric route. It’s that metric century that’s only 55 miles. For those not familiar with the route we’ll climb Suck Creek Mtn, left through the valley, refuel at the bait store, and return via 299. Route includes the little kicker at Lookout by the Nature Center and for anyone that wants more they can climb all of Lookout.

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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 (Updated Time Change!)

(During daylight savings time) Elites roll at 5:45PM and Team Bubba at 6:00PM (start times may vary early spring/early fall so check the emails) from the old Bi-Lo in Red Bank at the corner of Dayton Blvd and Browntown Rd. Expect full on for the entire ride. 37.3 miles which includes climbing Hotwater. 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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