Sat. 6/15

Elites will roll with TB at 8:30 and stay with them until the end of Murphy Hollow where we’ll turn left. From there right on Slygo to the Hang Gliderport and back Creek Rd. Can call it quits when we roll by Food City (36 miles) or continue south through St. Elmo and back on Burnt Mill for 46 miles. See map

Sat. 6/8

Elites will Roll with TB at 8:30 (see their post for the start line), and do a slightly shorter version, 50 miles. We’ll cut off the loop on top of the mountain after the Hotwater climb and a few extra miles towards the end. See map for details.

Sat. 6/1

Roll from Steady’s Campground at 8:30 with TB. We’ll hang with them until the end of Marble Top (mile 19.3) where they will turn right and we’ll continue straight to short cut their route. Check out the map. 46.5 miles and 2,900 ft.

TB and Elites Saturday 5/11

Fly and Man in Black have put together a route from the “good ole days” when MiB was new to Chattanooga back in the 90s. It’s 67.5 miles starting from the Battlefield with some nice roads south of Lafayette that Bubba doesn’t get to very often. Refuel stop options are Catlett Groc on Round Pond (19.7), Lucky Groc on 136 (25.3), and Uncle Jed’s at 193/Chamberlain (46.1).

The Elite route splits off at 22.8 miles where the longer route goes south on Cook Rd and stays on Round Pond into Lafayette. Jog through Lafayette to pass the Circle K for a store stop option at 28 miles in addition to the earlier one above at Catlett Groc. 48 miles total.

When: 8:30
Where: Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center

67.5 miles with 3,750 ft

48 miles with 2,400 ft


On a rain delay. Possibly roll at 11 but gravel option might not be a good one today
Weather permitting, Elites will do a shortened Gravel ride that includes the Daugherty Gap climb. See map for details. This ride will roll at 9:30 from Manor House and Mountain Cove Farms. Stay for Bluegrass Festival post-ride
However, if you never have I encourage you to join the Little River Canyon ride with TB. It’s one of the best routes around. If you want to shorten, drive to the top of the first climb and start and end from there.

Sat. 4/27

Several Elite options that Pivot off of TB routes all rolling at 8:30 from River Drifters

Gravel Options
Road option – Up and over Suck. Right at Powell’s Crossroads and back via the back of Signal on 127. Down the W road to River Drifters. 45 miles. Nobody needs a map for that route.


Englishman Option – do a loop to the east and south of Lafayette. Park at the Wilder Tower parking lot and we’ll leave at 9:00 for a 3.5 hour roll time, moderate pace, store stop around 30 miles.

Sat. 4/20

First, apologies for forgetting to post last week’s ride.

Roll with TB at 8:30 from I-75 GA Exit 345. See TB post for parking suggestions. Will roll with them until the store stop in Subligna at mile 26.8 at which point will head back north for the return. 53 miles.

Sat. 4/6

Elites will roll at 8:30 with TB from St. Elmo Food City. Over the toe and then up and over the Stair Steps, but then left on 299 to Murphy Hollow. Come down Slygo, up and over on Morganville Ridge and return via Creek Rd, Wauhatchie, etc. If you want more you can climb up Lookout on Scenic Hwy to Sanders. 44 miles without the add on. There’s a store at mile 28 if anyone needs it.