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

Early Bubba Special – Tuesday 3/28

Roll from Whole Foods this Tuesday @ 4:00 for the Hillz.   Should be back to the Bend by 5:30 or so if anyone wants to jump on there for a few loops.

Remember that the “regular” Tuesday ride continues to leave from the old BiLo in Red Bank at 5:30.   See “Other Rides” below for map.

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. 3/25

Option 1 – as always start with TB from Mike’s at 9:00 and will chase them until the hang glider port where we’ll take a right on New England Rd. and return via Slygo, 299, etc. 45 miles. For a really shorter version is jump on after the toe at Kelly’s Ferry Rd.

Option 2 – Cornbread Festival route preview with Barry Allen (both short and long course). Roll at 9:00 CDT from Christ Episcopal Church 302 Third Street, South Pittsburg, TN 37380. Post ride lunch at Stevarino’s in South Pitt.

Option 3 – for those that might be attending Kemmer Anderson’s funeral downtown, roll from YMCA at 9:00 for some sort of Gravel ride at Guild that gets us back to attend the reception at St. Paul’s church at noon.

Option 4 – Saturday ride from the Battlefield at 9:00 for +/- 3 hours. We’ll be doing the roads less traveled loop aka the Larry Loop. Tranquilo pace. Off the front solo efforts are acceptable. You know where to park

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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

TB Tuesday

Option 1:  Rolls at 5:30 from the “old” BiLo in Red Bank at the corner of Dayton Blvd and Browntown Rd.   Remember to park at the end away from B&B Discount AND PLEASE DON’T PEE ANYWHERE NEAR THE SHOPPING CENTER,  Be courteous to traffic including climbing Hotwater single file.https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38832308

OPTION 2:  Early Bubba Special rolls from Red Bank (above) at 4:00 for the Red Bank 5:30 route OR from Whole Foods at 4:00 for Hillz.   We’ll alternate weeks – check TB ride post space above for where the ride rolls a particular week,  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41751863

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.


Be sure to review the release posted on this site.

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