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December 2018

We're chasing winter waterfalls and a magical moonbow in our December newsletter. Have you ever heard of or seen a moonbow? A moonbow is a rainbow produced by moonlight from the mist of a waterfall rather than sunlight. Moonbows are fainter than solar rainbows due to...

November 2018

Don't put the camping gear up just yet. It's still fall in Chattanooga and it's a fantastic time to get out and spend a weekend in the woods. Go hiking and camping, or better yet, blend the two and try backpacking! Backpacking may seem like an activity reserved for...

October 2018

The arrival of fall weather in Chattanooga is the perfect season and reason to get the whole family outside! Whether you want to spend the weekend camping with the kids, go for a hike or a downriver paddle to observe fall foliage, or attend Fireside, a free,...

September 2018

As the ninth month of the year, September marks the beginning of autumn here in Chattanooga. As we transition from summer to fall, the weather is temperate and encourages more outdoor play. There are plenty of outdoor activities going on in Chattanooga this month and...

August 2018

August 2018 Last year in August, we were experiencing a unique astronomical phenomenon and totally solar eclipsing! This August, another rare event (not quite as rare as a total solar eclipse) is coming to the Chattanooga Region. Something we haven't seen in two...

July 2018

July 2018 July 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...

June 2018

June 2018 Each 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 and pathways for biking, birdwatching or geocaching....

May 2018

May 2018   May is National Bike Month! To celebrate, organizations across Chattanooga are holding events to encourage bicycling as a 'wheelie' fun and healthy way to get around and enjoy our community. We've compiled a list of all the ways you can get involved in our...

April 2018

April 2018 Spring has officially arrived here in Chattanooga and that means there's rain; lots and lots of rain! We've been feeling the effects of the nearly constant precipitation that occurs from February to April here in the Southeast; more so this year than in...

March 2018

March 2018 We got a small dose of warm weather and contracted Spring Fever!! What's the cure? Get outside and have an adventure, of course. We're recommending a local backpacking adventure to cure what ails ya! Backpacking may seem like an activity...

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December 2018

Learn to Ride a Bicycle Class

December 10 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Learn how to ride a bicycle in as little as one class, or come see us to refresh your rusty skills. Through simple, bicycling drills, Outdoor Chattanooga's League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors will teach you: -Balance, starting, stopping and pedaling -Bicycle fit and seating position -How gears and brakes work -Types of bicycles -Parts of the bicycle as basic maintenance -Helmet fit and safety checks -Rules for sidewalk, greenway and beginner road riding -Roadway signage and hand signaling The…

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Learn to Ride a Bicycle Class

December 10 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Learn how to ride a bicycle in as little as one class, or come see us to refresh your rusty skills. Through simple, bicycling drills, Outdoor Chattanooga's League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors will teach you: -Balance, starting, stopping and pedaling -Bicycle fit and seating position -How gears and brakes work -Types of bicycles -Parts of the bicycle as basic maintenance -Helmet fit and safety checks -Rules for sidewalk, greenway and beginner road riding -Roadway signage and hand signaling The…

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#3 Interscholastic Climbing League: Meet 3 / 6 TBA

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SOLD OUT: Kayak Tour to view Sandhill Cranes

December 15 @ 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Join Outdoor Chattanooga for a guided and equipped kayaking tour around the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge to view the migrating populations of the Sandhill Crane. The group will kayak around the perimeter of the 400-acre Hiwassee Island with Outdoor Chattanooga's experienced guides. The wildlife refuge area attracts a variety of birds due to its combination of cultivated, forested and interior wetlands. During the winter, migrating waterfowl, as many as between 15,000 and 20,000 cranes have been known to overwinter on Hiwassee…

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Traffic Skills 101 for Bike Commuting – Learn to “drive” your bicycle in traffic

December 17 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn the rules of the road and riding techniques to be a confident and predictable commuter. Class offered the 3rd Monday of each month Cost: Free Our League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors will teach: -TN State and Chattanooga laws pertaining to bicycles -Lane positioning and changing -Signaling and scanning -Basic bicycle safety and helmet check Class will be followed by an optional practice ride (in good weather). Open to adults and kids ages 14 and older (when accompanied by…

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