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Tenneessee Riverpark & Chattanooga Exploring
|Event Location:||Chattanooga Area|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Mar 17 2012 10:00 am >> Sat, Mar 17 2012 6:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, Feb 9 2012 9:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Thu, Mar 15 2012 10:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||8 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||John Christopher|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||16|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||18 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
|This AOC biking event takes us along the beautiful and scenic Tenneesse River. We'll start at the base of the Chickamauga Dam and ride 16 miles (8 miles out and back) to downtown Chattanooga on a paved multiuse trial. We'll be biking at an easy to moderate pace of about 10-12 miles per hour. We'll explore two funky areas of downtown Chattanooga, have lunch alfresco, and stop at Rembrandt's for coffee and dessert. With so much fun at hand, this ride will be a blend of exercise and recreation.|
The Riverpark follows the Tennessee River to downtown Chattanooga. It is a paved multiuse trail like the Silver Comet, Big Creek Greenway, and Arabia Mountain. There are some side trails so the total distance could be a mile or two longer. About half of the trail runs directly beside the Tennessee River and is 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 Chattanooga area (refreshments, more river views, and an optional carousel ride). We'll also explore the Bluff View Art District located at the south side of the Bridge. Click above for Riverpark info and a route map. NOTE: The Riverpark is very popular and we'll likely be sharing the trail with walkers, joggers, and baby strollers.
While the total event duration is 8 hours, the total ride time will be much less. This will give us plenty time to explore the North Shore area and Bluff View Arts District. Depending on our preferences, the total event time may be shorter.
**ALSO PLEASE NOTE**
We are interested in bumping up the group size but need people to who have bike racks to volunteer and transport bikes. Please respond yes to the carpool question if you can help out.
|How to Get There:|
|Event Directions:||Directions to the Riverpark- Chickamauga Dam Parking|
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||210Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||8:00 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
|Carpool Directions:||Log in for directions|
|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.|
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.|
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