Car, pedestrians, busses, on ramps, intersections, turn lanes, traffic lights . . . how do you deal with all these things when you’re on a bicycle? Bike commuting 101 is the best first step towards learning how to drive your bicycle in traffic
Outdoor Chattanooga aims to connect you with this scenic trail by offering 12 different short section hikes (4-7 miles each) throughout the year, including half-day hikes and equipped overnight backpacking adventures.
Mountain to Town Bike Adventure is a guided downhill mountain bike ride that highlights the scenic trails atop Lookout Mountain and how they connect to the Tennessee Riverwalk all the way to downtown Chattanooga!
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August 2019Our August 2019 Newsletter highlights all the outdoor and activities going on in and around Chattanooga that will inspire you to get out and play with us! This month we feature our Archers and Aces Adult Archery Program every Tuesday in August. We encourage...
July 2019July is here and the summer heat is in full force. Thankfully, water flows through the heart of Chattanooga! Whether you’re looking for whitewater thrills or seeking the quiet solitude of a backwater slough, this beautiful city offers multiple ways to indulge...
June 2019Each year, the first Saturday in June is dedicated to connecting people to trails! Did you know that trails are for more than just hiking? They also provide access to waterways for paddling adventures, cliffs and boulders for climbers to ascend and...
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Kayak through the Tennessee River Gorge with Outdoor Chattanooga and members of the Tennessee River Gorge Trust. This leisurely paddle is beginner friendly and a wonderful way to experience the Gorge at sunset. Not to mention, participants will get to paddle an incredible section of river in Chattanooga’s own backyard with experienced guides. The paddle is 4.4 miles and roughly 2 hours on the water. Outdoor Chattanooga will provide kayaks, life jackets, and the shuttle back to the vehicles at…Find out more »
Join Outdoor Chattanooga for a guided and equipped Sunset Canoe Tour on North Chickamauga Creek. Guides will lead you on a leisurely paced paddle along the peaceful creek to view wildlife as the sun sets and into twilight. Prior to departure, you'll receive basic paddling instruction, water safety information and be properly outfitted in a lifejacket and canoe.Cost is $10 per person which includes guides on the water and all the canoe equipment (tandem canoe, paddles, lifejackets, and lights). This…Find out more »
Join Outdoor Chattanooga and the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute for a double adventure. The first half of the morning is a guided kayak tour to bring paddlers closer to the local river environment and concluding at the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute. Instructors from Outdoor Chattanooga will provide instruction and kayaking equipment for our scenic paddle from Baylor School down to Suck Creek. TNACI's naturalist will accompany the tour providing interpretive information. Following the paddle guests will tour the Conservation Institute…Find out more »
Join Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Outdoor Chattanooga for this free, leisurely paced bicycle tour through Chickamauga Battlefield. National Park Service rangers provide recounts of the history of the battlefield during frequent stops, while Outdoor Chattanooga staff and volunteers provide ride support. Loaner bicycles from the Outdoor Chattanooga Mobile Bicycle Fleet are available for riders five feet tall and over at no charge, thanks to sponsorship from the National Park Partners and the Friends of Outdoor Chattanooga. Reservations…Find out more »
On My Own 2 Wheels is a multi-tiered program designed to engage the homeless to become more physically active, learn safe bicycle transportation practices, and earn a bicycle. Participants are pre-registered and managed by Chattanooga Track Club and the Community Kitchen. Outdoor Chattanooga's staff provide the bicycle education and lead group rides for road skills and route practice. This program welcomes volunteers for ride support! Contact OC for more information. https://onmyown2feetsite.wordpress.com/Find out more »