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!
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Early Bubba Special – Tuesday 3/28
Roll from Whole Foods this Tuesday @ 4:00 for the Hillz. Should be back to the Bend by 5:30 or so if anyone wants to jump on there for a few loops.
Remember that the “regular” Tuesday ride continues to leave from the old BiLo in Red Bank at 5:30. See “Other Rides” below for map.
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.
Option 1 – as always start with TB from Mike’s at 9:00 and will chase them until the hang glider port where we’ll take a right on New England Rd. and return via Slygo, 299, etc. 45 miles. For a really shorter version is jump on after the toe at Kelly’s Ferry Rd.
Option 2 – Cornbread Festival route preview with Barry Allen (both short and long course). Roll at 9:00 CDT from Christ Episcopal Church 302 Third Street, South Pittsburg, TN 37380. Post ride lunch at Stevarino’s in South Pitt.
Option 3 – for those that might be attending Kemmer Anderson’s funeral downtown, roll from YMCA at 9:00 for some sort of Gravel ride at Guild that gets us back to attend the reception at St. Paul’s church at noon.
Option 4 – Saturday ride from the Battlefield at 9:00 for +/- 3 hours. We’ll be doing the roads less traveled loop aka the Larry Loop. Tranquilo pace. Off the front solo efforts are acceptable. You know where to parkRide 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.