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!
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!).Ride with GPS
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.
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.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.