There is a ride at the Chickamauga Battlefield Park August 22. I'm going cuz my sweetie who is not a rider wants us to. I figure it will be a good way to get her into the sport since it will be a cruiser-type event. Afterward, I want to do some more riding. Has anybody ridden out there and can I go off-road?
I saw it in Bicycling Magazine last month, but I'm not aware of a like unless it's on their site. I couldn't find it on the Park's website, so I called. The number is 706-866-9241. The ride starts at the Park Headquarters at 9:30 AM Saturday August 22. It's 7-10 miles and will be led by a Ranger who will act as a guide. Not much cardio, but I have other motives for doing this. Hopefully, I'll get my cardio in later that day.
The Battlefield's pretty flat. If you ride around the thing by yourself it's probably about 8 miles. Don't know about this organized ride -- years ago, the Chattanooga Bike club used to have quite a few rides that started there, but I don't know now. It's still a really nice peaceful place to ride. Hey, you're just about 10 miles or so south of Chatt. there, why not come up and ride our riverwalk. It's also a pretty easy ride. And you can park below the Chickamauga Dam (Just make it a whole Chickamauga thing) and ride down across the Walnut St. bridge and back and get in about 16 miles. Best of luck with that cardio thing!