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

TB Saturday 7/13

It’s going to be blazing again this weekend, so we will start at 8:00 and try to get some climbing in early. Roll from Steady’s Campground for a trip up Nick-A-Jack and around the top of Lookout. There are plenty of ways to short if it gets too hot or you are short on time. Store stop at mile 33.5 on Hwy 136.
When: 8:00
Where: Steady’s Campground at St. Elmo Food City
Stats: 61.1 miles and 5,047 ft

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/47174732

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. 7/13

Elites will take the short way out. Temperature will not be fit to ride in by 11. 36 mile version but with 3,000 ft of climbing. Roll with TB at 8 from Steady’s Campground. See the map.

Option 2 is to delete Humping Dog Loop and the ride over to Point Park. This route is 42 – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/47521738

 

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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

Bubba’s Tuesday

Bubba continues to have several Tuesday options.

Early Bubbas roll from Whole Foods at 4:00 for the Hillz.  Count on 2 hours with some hill intervals.   Unemployed Bubbas usually start earlier (3:00) and do ridge repeats until the 4:00 group comes along.

The traditional Red Bank Route (with a climb) rolls this year at 5:15 from the old BiLo at the corner of Dayton Blvd/Mountain Creek Rd.   This will include a climb up Hotwater.  Count on 2.5 hours.  Please follow the Tuesday rules including no peeing near the shopping center and remaining single file up the climb.

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.

Be sure to review the release posted on this site.

Know the Rules

Cycling Rules Man

Latest News & Events

Sat. 7/13

Elites will take the short way out. Temperature will not be fit to ride in by 11. 36 mile version but with 3,000 ft of climbing. Roll with TB at 8 from Steady’s Campground. See the map. Option 2 is to delete Humping Dog Loop and the ride over to Point Park. This route is …

Sat. 7/6

Great turnout today for Holiday Ride. Elites will roll Saturday at 8:30 from the church on the right just past River Drifters and roll out Mullins Cove to Goat’s Bridge (mile 19.1) turn around and return. Right at 40 miles