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 12/4

Temps a bit inverted this Sat which gives TB an opportunity to spend some time up top.   Roll from the St Elmo Food City @ 8:30.  (Come on Link, it’s really not that far.)   Familiar roads and a trip up Nickajack (where the Thanksgiving cookies will drag me down), left on Hinckle to 136,  humping dog, down 136 to Marble, and Dry Valley (ouch).   58 miles, 4000 feet.  (Don’t fret Mighty Mike, turn left on Burnt Mill near the end and then right at the end of Burnt to come in and it should get you the 60+ your soul requires!).

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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 12/4

Elites will roll at 9am from St. Elmo Food City for a classic ride down to Mtn Cove and back. 66 miles in nice mild weather. Pretty much normal roads, down Marble Top and back Hog Jowl, etc. See map for details. Some of us might start down by the Dollar General in Flintstone just to get a head start up the Mill Wee hill, say maybe around 9:10, with every expectation of getting caught pretty quick. That takes about 12 miles off the total ride.

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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 Rides (4 options)

  • 5:00 – a “no racing ride” rolls from the old Falling Water Elementary School. 25 miles. Your choice to climb Hotwater or not. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36619372
  • 5:30 – Elites roll from the old BiLo on Dayton Blvd. Regrouping points include Old Dayton Pike, the Foot Washing church and the bank at the bottom of the descent. See “Ride with GPS” below for current map
  • 5:45 – Team Bubba (TB) rolls from the old BiLo on Dayton Blvd. Regrouping points include Old Dayton Pike, the Foot Washing church and the bank at the bottom of the descent. And finally take a left on Dowlen at the end instead of racing down Crappenburger. See “Ride with GPS” below for current map
  • 5:50 – No Stop Ride rolls from the old BiLo on Dayton Blvd. Slightly different and longer route. Left on McCahill almost immediately out of the BiLo lot, right on Reeds Lake, and right on Mtn Creek (the “golf course” loop) back to Browntown. May add the loop to the fire hall in Soddy before the Hotwater climb. Hang on as usually no regrouping on this ride. If you need a map this group is not for you.

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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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