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 Saturday 5/18

In honor of the IM 70.3 on Sunday, Bubba will hit up some of the IM roads. It looks like the roads will be wet and it may still be raining, so stay tuned for updates and make your own judgments. Plan to roll from Steady’s Campground at 8:30. Store stop at mile 45.8.

When: 8:30
Where: Steady’s Campground at St. Elmo Food City
Stats: 64 miles and 3,140 ft

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

Elites Saturday 5/18

Fish is on vacation. If anyone wants to do an Elite ride tomorrow, here is a 37-mile, shortened version of the TB route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46700016
The ride splits at mile 13.1. The store stop is at mile 18.7.

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

Bubba’s Tuesday

Bubba continues to have several Tuesday options.

Early Bubbas roll from Whole Foods at 4:00 for the Hillz.  Count on 2 hours with some hill intervals.   Unemployed Bubbas usually start earlier (3:00) and do ridge repeats until the 4:00 group comes along.

The traditional Red Bank Route (with a climb) rolls this year at 5:15 from the old BiLo at the corner of Dayton Blvd/Mountain Creek Rd.   This will include a climb up Hotwater.  Count on 2.5 hours.  Please follow the Tuesday rules including no peeing near the shopping center and remaining single file up the climb.

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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Thursday

(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.

IF YOU RIDE, YOU RELEASE.

Be sure to review the release posted on this site.

Know the Rules

Cycling Rules Man

Latest News & Events

Elites Saturday 5/18

Fish is on vacation. If anyone wants to do an Elite ride tomorrow, here is a 37-mile, shortened version of the TB route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46700016 The ride splits at mile 13.1. The store stop is at mile 18.7.

TB Saturday 5/18

In honor of the IM 70.3 on Sunday, Bubba will hit up some of the IM roads. It looks like the roads will be wet and it may still be raining, so stay tuned for updates and make your own judgments. Plan to roll from Steady’s Campground at 8:30. Store stop at mile 45.8. When: 8:30 …