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Chattanooga Riverwalk Bicycle Ride + Option




The Basics:
Event Type:Bike
Event Location: Chattanooga TN   Bike: Chattanooga Riverwalk Bicycle Ride + Option  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Sep 24 2022  9:00 am >> Sat, Sep 24 2022 1:00 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Aug 26 2022 8:30 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Sep 24 2022 7:00 am
Event Duration:4 Hours - plus or minus
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate (Exploratory)
Distance:20 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
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:6
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.

Itinerary:

 

Chattanooga Scenic Riverwalk Bicycle Ride

- Optional Lunch -

https://parks.hamiltontn.gov/DocumentCenter/View/692/ 20180702_RiverparkBrochure

The Tennessee River Parkway located in Chattanooga is a 16 mile out and back ride along the Tennessee River.  We will start our ride at the Chickamauga Dam after we take our first group photo.  Our ride will be around 18 - 20 miles of scenic cycling! 

PLEASE READ BELOW RED NOTES BEFORE SIGNING UP!

 ***** THIS IS A CASUAL RIDE, BUT NOT FOR A BEGINNER  *****

If you don't like to chat, joke, socialize, willing to get lost, or have a good sense of humor, this is probably not the bike ride you want to be on. This bike ride is intended to be invigorating, fun, social and exploratory :) 

 Biking speed and distance can vary, expect at least 18-20 miles of saddle time.  If you're not sure you can keep up or wanna keep up with the group pace, this ride may not be a match for you.

Must feel comfortable riding in traffic

Bike Helmet is required.  No helmet, no ride. 

Must be flexible with time, riding distance, and riding route.

Itinerary is subject to change anytime.

  (9 AM Meetup - No Carpool)

Starting at the Chickamagua Dam/Tennessee Riverwalk parking lot (Off Thrasher Bridge/Hwy153), we'll ride 8+/- miles  via the Riverwalk to downtown Chattanooga and cross over the Walnut Street Bridge to the eclectic North Shore district.  

We will have an early lunch break  at one of the local establishments around Coolidge Park (There is a carousel and play fountain there!) and explore the area, including a side ride before returning back to the starting point.  Our goal is to ride approximately 18-20 +/- miles.   What better way to enjoy a Saturday!

Notes: The Riverwalk 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.  Along our route, we will pass by the Scupture Garden, Bluff View Art District, Hunter Museum of American Art, and other sites.  About half of the trail runs directly on the Tennessee River and will be a very scenic ride. 

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. 

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

 

 

 

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Required Items to Bring:

Bike

Helmet required - No helmet, no ride

Spare tire tube

Bike tool(s) (For roadside repairs)

Bike lock and chain (**for off bike activity**)

Water

Phone

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Trail snacks

Facemask

Pair of walking or gym shoes for noon break


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Directions to Tennesee Riverpark parking lot -   Chickamauga Dam Parking

We'll meet at the first parking area on the right before you get to the restrooms.

GPS Address   TN Riverpark 4301 Amnicola Highway Chattanooga, TN 37402  


Notes:

1. Event is subject to cancellation if there is a possibility of rain, thunderstoms, or other weather conditions that would make biking unsafe or hazardous.  This is a sunshine ride.

2. You're responsible for your own meal and beverage costs, including tips and parking.

Links:

https://parks.hamiltontn.gov/360/Map-Rules-and-Hours  

https://parks.hamiltontn.gov/DocumentCenter/View/692/ 20180702_RiverparkBrochure

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

3. How to fix a flat tire

https://youtu.be/gYZtywJ3Vzk

 

 


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