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

A word from Boss

As expected, national cycling associations are now issuing guidance about Covid 19. Bubba will abide by that guidance (see link below) and will pause rides for the next week or two.   I expect some in the group will post rides and folks will likely show up for “standing” rides, but as a club we need to be proactive and abide by what folks such as USA Cycling recommend. (Bubba has enough problems making friends with motorists and the public in general so we don’t need to be a featured news story about how we spread the virus.)

For those who decide to post rides or show up for standing rides, a good strategy may be to break the group into smaller groups with some spacing between groups and perhaps some riding the course backwards. Some publications recommend  keeping smaller groups to the same folks each week to minimize cross-contamination risks since it appears folks may be contagious without having symptoms. Of course, everything I’ve seen encourages us to keep riding, just not in large groups. 

Keep in mind that a decision to be completely cavalier about the threat is not only a decision you make for yourself but also one that in essence you make for those you are in contact with such as your parents and other elderly folks.

Bubba will evaluate info as it becomes available. Our hope is that a week from now we learn all this was overblown, rides resume,  and my name is changed to “Chicken Little.”


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

Special Announcement

All group rides temporarily paused as suggested by USA Cycling


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

Effective 3/10/20 the TNWC is on its early Spring course which means Card Rd instead of the Foot Washing Church (see map). Roll out times a little earlier from the old Bi-Lo on the corner of Dayton Blvd. and Browntown is a follows – Elites at 5:20, TB and No Stops at 5:30, (No Stops will add the golf course loop). 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 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.


Be sure to review the release posted on this site.

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