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!
TB heads north this week giving our neighbors a Bubba cameo as we go. Roll from Falling Water @ 8:00 (stop whining – it’ll feel like 96 by 12:00, and this was a compromise since The Fly wanted to leave at like 5:30). North on some favorites with a climb up Leggett and then down Retro. REGROUP AT ALL THE NORMAL PLACES INCLUDING STOP SIGNS, TOP OF LEGGETT, STORE ON RETRO, AND AT THE BOTTOM OF RETRO. Careful going down – although the tarmac is sweet expect gravel with all the rain. A metric and 3500 feet.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 start with TB from Food City in St. Elmo at 8am and chase them out to Haletown where they will turn left and we’ll turn right and return via the stair steps. Only 40 miles but if you want to you can add either the Raccoon climb or Lookout Mtn at the end to sufficiently kill yourself. Boss, don’t feel obligated to wait on Elites at the top of that hill…..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.