Bubba Memorial Weekend 11/18 & 19

Saturday, 4th Annual Grinder Memorial Ride
There are two options. Both start and end at the John Patten Community Center in Tiftonia (3202 Kellys Ferry Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37419). Start time is 8:30. Store stops are at the store with the “Grinder Wall”.

Stats: 67 miles and 4,230 ft
Store stop: Mile 36.5

Elite, “No-climb” Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/44969304
Stats: 57 miles and 3,350 ft
Store stop: Mile 27.1

Sunday, Chief Memorial Ride and Reception

As many of you know, we lost Robert (CHIEF) Chappell, one of our original Ride Leaders earlier this year. He was preceded in death by his lovely wife Helen but his children, Matt and Holly would appreciate your attendance and stories at 3:00 p.m. on November 19, 2023 at 1546 Burnt Mill Rd, Flintstone GA, 30725 (Bub One’s house) for a gathering of geezers while we can still remember the Good Ol’ Days. Burgers, Hotdogs and Fixins will be served, BYO-Adult Beverage.

There is a ride at noon from Bub’s to the Infamous CHIEF’S LOOP and back. This was the 4.1 mile Training Loop that Chief led us through at least once a week, now with brand new pavement!

Start: Noon from Bub’s house (1546 Burnt Mill Rd)
Stats: 36 Miles and 1,840 ft

Twilight Tuesday

Bubba’s Twilight Tuesday returns for the winter.  Roll from Whole Foods between 4;00 and 6:00 for laps at the Bend.   Jump on and off the loop as you have time.   Early Bubbaz will roll at 4:00 for a few Hillz before heading to the Bend.

TB Saturday 11/4 Fall Bubbagrass

Freddy XIV – Sat. 10/28

New routes this year that avoid a road closer and reduce the time on top of Fredonia Mountain, but don’t worry there is still plenty of pain and stupidity to go around. The full route will start at River Drifters at 8:30, meeting the lite route in Powell’s Crossroads around 9:15 (eastern).
Full start location: Across the street from River Drifters in the unpaved parking area (https://maps.app.goo.gl/6YnDJMkSoyfcg4aJ6)
Lite start location: Powell’s Crossroads. Use your judgment on the best place to park.
Official regroup/stop locations: Powell’s Crossroads, top of Daus at Bluebird Rd (full mile 27.2, lite mile 15.0), Palmer Market BP gas station, and bottom of 108 decent in Whitwell
Full start time: 8:30
Lite start time: 9:15
It is highly recommended that you load the route onto your device.

TB Saturday 10/21

Bub 1 and 003 have cooked up a special ride for this weekend, a trip over Fort Mountain and back.  It’s just over a metric at 63 miles, but it includes 6,500 ft of elevation. Roll from the Eton Plaza Shopping Center (https://maps.app.goo.gl/Td8WMjWzrm574gMk6) in Eton, GA, at 9:00.

When: 9:00 a.m.
Where: Eton Plaza Shopping Center, Eton, GA
Stats: 63 miles with 6,500 ft
Since some folks may not want to drive or ride 6,500 ft, there is a local alternative. 
When: 8:30 a.m.
Where: Mike’s Hole in the Wall Chilhowie St parking lot
Stats: 50 miles with 2,700 ft (can add a climb up Lookout at the end if you want more)