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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Did you know that May is National Bike Month? To celebrate, organizations across Chattanooga are hosting events to encourage bicycling as a fun, healthy way to get around town and enjoy the Scenic City. We've highlighted all the cycling events and activities happening...read more
Spring is in the air and we're itching to get outside and play! We've searched high and low for all the outdoor activities happening in and around Chattanooga this month and put them in our April Newsletter to inspire you to get outside play too. From Spring Festivals...read more
Our March Newsletter focuses on family-friendly outdoor activities happening in and around Chattanooga during Hamilton County's Spring Break to encourage a fun-filled staycation in the Scenic City that the whole family can enjoy!read more
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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 »
Learn to whitewater kayak!!!! Outdoor Chattanooga offers the Rapid Learning Whitewater Program, providing formal and equipped kayak instruction for beginning and seasoned kayakers. To begin, participants attend the Introduction to Kayaking & Roll Class to learn learn essential skills and safe paddling techniques in the calm waters of the lake or pool. These classes are offered reguarly throughout the year and can be joined anytime. Instruction is provided in a group setting with the emphasis on building skills according to…Find out more »
Learn how to whitewater kayak with Outdoor Chattanooga's Rapid Learning Whitewater Program!! This dynamic program provides formal and equipped kayak instruction for beginner and seasoned kayakers to learn and develop the skills necessary to safely and confidently paddle whitewater streams. Start the program any time of year by attending an introduction to kayak skills class to learn essential skills and safe paddling techniques in the calm waters of the lake or pool. Instruction is provided in a group setting with an…Find out more »
TVCC Paddle School 2019 The Tennessee Valley Canoe Club offers "Paddle School" providing two day course instruction in beginner to advanced levels for both whitewater and flatwater paddling. Outdoor Chattanooga's Rapid Learning Whitewater Kayak Program brings equipment and expert staff to assist TVCC by teaching beginner kayak classes with paddle school. Together, these programs dovetail services to offer the community quality instruction in learning to paddle whitewater. Course Options Kid’s Club • Whitewater Kayak • Whitewater Canoe • Tandem Whitewater…Find out more »
The 13th Annual Chattanooga Rat Race takes place June 1, 2019. Distances of 2.4 and 4.5 miles will be held in the Tennessee River and both races are downstream.The 4.5 mile race starts from Rivermont Park at 8:00 a.m.The 2.4 mile race starts by the Chattanooga Golf & Country Club at 8:30 a.m. Both races finish under the Market Street Bridge. Buses will transport swimmers from Outdoor Chattanooga to the race start.For more information, registration, qualification, etc.https://chattanoogaswimfest.org/Find out more »