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Autumn Delight - Chattanooga Scenic Foliage Riverpark Bicycle Ride




The Basics:
Event Type:Bike
Event Location: Chattanooga TN   Bike: Autumn Delight - Chattanooga Scenic Foliage Riverpark Bicycle Ride  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Oct 21 2017  9:00 am >> Sat, Oct 21 2017 5:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Tue, Sep 26 2017 1:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Oct 20 2017 5:30 pm
Event Duration:8 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:16 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
John Christopher
Tom Jarosz (Juh'rose)
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:8
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

 

Autumn Delight - Chattanooga Scenic Foliage Riverpark Bicycle Ride

 

The Tennessee River Parkway located in Chattanooga is a 16 mile out and back ride along the Tennessee River. Starting at the Thrasher Bridge/Hwy153, we'll ride 8 miles to downtown Chattanooga and cross over the Walnut Street Bridge to the eclectic North Shore district. With so much fun at hand, and scenic view,  this ride will be a blend of exercise and recreation. We will have lunch and explore the North Shore area before returning 8 miles back to the starting point.

The Riverpark follows the Tennessee River to downtown Chattanooga. It is a paved trail (like the Silver Comet, Big Creek Greenway, and Arabia Mountain) 8 miles out and back for a total of 16 miles. There are some side trails so the total distance could be a mile or two longer. About half of the trail runs directly on the Tennessee River and will be a very scenic ride. We will start with a dramatic view at the base of the Chickamauga Dam as we unload our bikes. At the midpoint, we will cross the river on the Walnut Street Bridge (one of the largest pedestrian only bridges in the world) and explore the hip North Shore of Chattanooga (refreshments, more river views, and an optional carousel ride).  Click on the link above for the riverpark website, photos, and maps.

Riverpark - http://www.hamiltontn.gov/tnriverpark/

North Shore Chatt - http://www.northshorechattanooga.com/< /a>

Walniut Street Bridge -
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walnut_S treet_Bridge_(Tennessee)

NOTE: The Riverpark is very popular and we'll likely be sharing the trail with other riders, walkers, joggers, and baby strollers. You are responsible for your bike maintenance and/or repairs on the trail. Other AOCer's will be willing to provide what help they can. But ultimately individual riders are responsible for any repairs. Make sure you complete a pre-ride maintenance check a day or two prior to the event.

Also, a bike Helmet is required. No helmet, no ride. See the NHTSA site for info on bike helmets - https://www.nhtsa.gov/road- safety/bicyclists.

Reminder:  If you're a Garmin user, please join our 'Atlanta Outdoor Club (AOC) Garmin Users' group to connect with other AOC Garmin users and track your activity.  Join us at: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/group/2255 568


Required Items to Bring:

Bike
Helmet
Spare tire tube
Bike tool(s) (For roadside repairs)
Bike lock (**for off bike activity**)
Water

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Trail snacks


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

We'll meet in the Tennessee River Park Fishing Park at the base of Thrasher Bridge.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):210Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $84.00 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.

Notes:

Will this event occur rain or shine? No, because of slick road conditions. Look for updates on weather from the trip leader a few days before the event.


* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.


Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.