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!
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.
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.Ride with GPS
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.