We’re a cycling group that’s been riding in the Chattanooga area for more than 20 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 at 8:00 from the Aldi on Signal Mtn Rd (yes, old timers, the old Kmart). We’ll head north for a climb up Retro, HON (ouch!), the 10 longest miles across Mowbry, down Montlake and back. REGROUP AT THE SWITCHBACK TO THE LEFT WHERE IT FLATTENS OUT ON TOP SO WE CAN ROLL THE 10 MILES ACROSS THE RETRO ROLLERS TOGETHER – TAKES FOREVER IF WE’RE SPREAD OUT. 70 miles, 4200 feet. (Stop fussing, it’s the easiest I could make it with a climb up Retro from the KMart.) If you don’t want that much pain, jump on in falling water which shaves it to a more manageable 50 miles. Rolling the dice that the water is still on at the store on Retro, otherwise we’ll be in trouble with the first water stop not being until we finish the longest 10. Safe bet may be to carry 3 bottles. Post-ride refueling at Merv’s.
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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.
Snap’s got a friend in town so it’s his choice. Elite’s will roll from Unum at 8:30, down Main St. through Crack’ems neighborhood and then up Missionary Ridge. We’ll then head down to the Battlefield and tour it, back via Chickamauga, Marble Top, Flintstone, etc. If you really care look at the map. 50 miles and under 3,000 ft. (still recovering from last week Kamp.)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.