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 @ 8:00 from the Signal Rd Aldi (old Kmart) for another Bubba Classic: Henson Gap. SPIN up the W to warm up, Marshall Creek gorge, descend the back of Signal, East Valley, up Henson, 10 longest miles across Mowbry, down Montlake and crawl back. Let’s regroup at the tops of the climbs (including at Corral after the Marshall Creek gorge climb), at East Valley after the Signal descent, and at the usual convenience store on Dayton Pike after the Montlake descent. May not find water or other supplies until the store on Dayton Pike so pack what you need. It’s a metric and 5000 feet (ouch).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 roll from St. Elmo Food City at 8:30. Over the toe and south to Trenton on Creek Rd. and head down US 11to Byrds Chapel Rd. From there head back north, climb Sand and Cruise Brow Rd. down Hales Gap Rd. left on Dugan Loop to Slygo, 299, Wauhatchie. Your choice if you want to do the Scenic Hwy, Saunders Rd kicker at the end. 54 miles (with kicker) and 3,900 feet of climbing. See map for details.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.