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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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...read more
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...read more
May 2019Did 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...read more
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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 »
Partner Program with Tennessee Aquarium Outdoor Chattanooga guides canoe trips for the Tennessee Aquarium summer campers on Lookout Creek for camps meeting at Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center. Campers enjoy a leisurely paddling trip to experience canoeing and to motivate curiosity through challenge and play. See you on the water! https://www.tnaqua.org/events-programs/summer-camp/Find out more »
The Rapid Learning program provides formal river instruction to beginning paddlers teaching proper techniques and offering guided practice to safely and comfortably paddle moving water up to class III+ whitewater. These beginner rated river classes are held on class I-II whitewater. This classification of water produces light riffles to regular waves, clear open passages between rocks and ledges and does require some boat control. The classes are offered in a small group setting with the emphasis on building skills according…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 »
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 »