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!
Roll Sat @ 8:30 from the St Elmo Food City aka Steady’s Campground. An old Bubba favorite with a few twists so check the map. Over the toe, Kelly’s Ferry to 11 to Creek, up 136 to the store, backtrack to Humping, Henkle/Lula, Point Park, down Ochs. Full route is a metric and 5000 feet but lots of ways to short it or avoid some of the up. Skipping Humping and going down 136 to Marble should be in the 50 mile range, and going down 136 to Marble after Humping should be around a metric but cut down on some of the up. Heading down Ochs instead of doing the Point Park loop also cuts up and shaves it to like 55 miles.Ride with GPS
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 say hello to TB in the morning but then head south to Mountain Cove Farm. Roll at 8:30 from St Elmo Food City. Will go to the Cove via Marble Top and return via Hog Jowl, Kensington, and yes do the Fish Hook in Flintstone before cruising by Bub’s house. 65 miles and 3,500 feet of rolling. Hopefully that will still give King and me enough energy for some Saturday afternoon Pickleball.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.