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

Sat 6/12

Roll Sat @ 8:30 from the St Elmo Food City aka Steady’s Campground.    An old Bubba favorite with a few twists so check the map.    Over the toe, Kelly’s Ferry to 11 to Creek, up 136 to the store, backtrack to Humping, Henkle/Lula, Point Park, down Ochs.   Full route is a metric and 5000 feet but lots of ways to short it or avoid some of the up.   Skipping Humping and going down 136 to Marble should be in the 50 mile range, and going down 136 to Marble after Humping should be around a metric but cut down on some of the up.   Heading down Ochs instead of doing the Point Park loop also cuts up and shaves it to like 55 miles.

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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. 6/12

Elites will say hello to TB in the morning but then head south to Mountain Cove Farm. Roll at 8:30 from St Elmo Food City. Will go to the Cove via Marble Top and return via Hog Jowl, Kensington, and yes do the Fish Hook in Flintstone before cruising by Bub’s house. 65 miles and 3,500 feet of rolling. Hopefully that will still give King and me enough energy for some Saturday afternoon Pickleball.

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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

Tuesday Night Ride

Elites roll at 5:30 and Team Bubba rolls @ 5:45 for remainder of the season.  Route now includes the foot washing church loop. Regroupings at Dayton Pike, end of Frontage, and bank after descent. And finally take a left on Dowlen at the end instead of racing down Crappenburger.  No-stop  rides returning soon. 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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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.

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