Whine Like a Man

We’re a cycling group that’s been riding in the Chattanooga area for more than 25 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

TB 5/15

TB will stretch its legs Sat with a route that’s a wee bit longer.    Roll from Signal Rd Aldi (old kMart) at 8:30, climb Montlake, across Mowbry, HON the hard way, down Retro and wind our way back.    70 miles and like 5000 feet.    Jump on in Falling Water around 9:05  if you want to short it to like 52 miles.

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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

Sat. 5/15

Elites will play “catch me if you can” again this week. We’ll do the same route as TB except roll from Falling Water at 8:30climb Montlake, across Mowbry, HON the hard way, down Retro and wind our way back. 50 miles and 3,800 feet

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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 Night Ride

Elites roll at 5:30 and Team Bubba rolls @ 5:45 for remainder of the season.  Route now includes the foot washing church loop. Regroupings at Dayton Pike, end of Frontage, and bank after descent. And finally take a left on Dowlen at the end instead of racing down Crappenburger.  No-stop  rides returning soon. Pick your group carefully and let’s be nice on going up and down Mowbry Mtn.

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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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(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 made 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.


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