Here are upcoming Outdoor Chattanooga news and events:
Free Fitness Class Continues Thursdays through August
Due to its popularity, Outdoor Chattanooga and Greenlife Grocery will continue hosting free, public fitness classes, using the Px90 and Insanity programs on Thursday evenings, 6 p.m. at Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St. in Coolidge Park. The classes will be led by instructor Paul Mason and are geared toward people of all fitness levels.
Greenlife Healthy Eating Specialist Morgan Walley will provide healthy snacks. No pre registration is required. To learn more, email Outdoor Chattanooga
or call (423) 643-6888
Downtown Kayak Adventures Aug. 18 & 19
Outdoor Chattanooga will host our weekly Downtown Kayak Adventures
on Sat. and Sun., Aug. 18 and 19, from 9 to11:30 a.m. The beginner friendly trips take paddlers around the Passage, Maclellan Island and Ross’ Landing. Reservations are required. No experience is necessary. Cost is $35 per adult and $25 per child ages 8-13 and includes all equipment and instruction. Trips will continue through Aug. 26. For reservations or to learn more, email
or call Outdoor Chattanooga at (423) 643-6888.
Soccer Night at Riverfront Nights Aug. 11
The Chattanooga Football Club
will host the first of our special, free activities on the Ross’ Landing Green from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 11, as part of the Riverfront Nights Summer Music Series. Bring the whole family to play disc golf from 6-7 p.m. and Ultimate from 7-8 before Papa Grows Funk
headlines the river level stage. Opener: the Kymera Project.
TN River Gorge Kayak Trip Aug. 11
Outdoor Chattanooga will host a special day kayak trip
through the heart of the TN River Gorge on Sat., Aug. 11, from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We’ll launch at the entrance to the gorge and paddle to Raccoon Mtn., with a lunch stop at Pot Point. Some kayaking experience required. The trip is appropriate for adults and kids ages 14 and older when accompanied by an adult. Cost is $45 per person and includes all gear and guides. Bring your own lunch and snacks. Reservations are required. Email Outdoor Chattanooga
or call (423) 643-6888 to make a reservation or learn more.
Rapid Learning Roll Practice Aug. 14
Come join us for our weekly Rapid Learning Whitewater Program roll practice, this evening, Tues., Aug. 14, at Hamilton County’s Chester Frost Park
. Two sessions: 5:30 to 7 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Participants can come for either session, first come, first served. As always, members of the public who want to try the program may visit the first time for free. After that, membership is $50 per year for individuals, $75 for adults. Kayakers with their own boats, PFD’s, paddles and skirts may join the practice for $5. To learn more, email
Outdoor Chattanooga or call (423) 643-6888
Bike Maintenance Clinic Aug. 16 – Wheels
Join us at our next free bicycle maintenance clinic
on Thurs., Aug. 16, 6 p.m. at Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St. in Coolidge Park. Professional mechanic Taylor Keaton of the Chattanooga Trek Store will share tips on general bicycle maintenance with special emphasis on keeping your wheels in good repair. The seminar is free. Bring your bicycle if you’d like some professional advice. To learn more, email
or call Outdoor Chattanooga at (423) 643-6888.
Chickamauga Battlefield Bicycle Tour Aug. 18
Outdoor Chattanooga and Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
will host a free bicycle tour of Chickamauga Battlefield on Sat., Aug. 18, 9:30 a.m., from the Battlefield Visitors Center. Adults and kids ages 8 and older are invited to take a leisurely ride around the battlefield (approx. 5-6 miles) with a National Park interpretive ranger to learn about Civil War history. Bring your own bicycle or borrow one from the Outdoor Chattanooga mobile bicycle fleet. Riders must be at least 5’ tall to borrow a bicycle. To reserve a loaner bike, call the Battlefield Visitors Center at (706) 866-9241
. Helmets are required for all riders. Additional tours are scheduled for Sept. 15, and Oct. 20.
FOC Bicycle Ride from Chickamauga Aug. 18
The Friends of Outdoor Chattanooga (FOC) will host a special adult bicycle ride from Chickamauga, GA to join the Chickamauga Battlefield bicycle tour on Sat., Aug. 18, 9:30 a.m. from Gordon Lee High School
in Chickamauga, GA. The FOC ride will travel trafficked roads from Gordon Lee H.S. to Chickamauga Battlefield, where the group will join Outdoor Chattanooga’s interpretive tour. The ride is appropriate for adults and kids ages 16 and older when accompanied by an adult. Helmets are required. To learn more, email
FOC president John Karr.
Help Wanted: Part Time Bike Chattanooga Customer Service Representatives
The Bike Chattanooga Bicycle Transit System
is looking for a few people who like bikes! If you are interested in helping as temporary, part time customer service representative during weekday lunch and rush hours and full days Sat. and Sun., please email
Bike Chattanooga with a resume if you are interested. The hours are flexible.
Bike Chattanooga Mobile Phone App
The City of Chattanooga’s Bike Chattanooga Bicycle Transit System
is open for business, and now you can access a map feed for your smart phone
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Web Hit of the Week
is the Grassroots Outdoor Alliance’s new guide to outdoor experiences.
Last Week’s Web Hit
One Degree South
: Great footage sea kayaks and kayakers in their favorite element, as they paddle 117 km of the Australian coastline in one day.
Upcoming Events . . .
24-26 Outdoor Knoxfest
25 Raft for the Cure
25/26 Village Volkswagen River Gorge Omnium
26 Beginner Women’s Mtn. Bike Clinic
1 Paddlers Night at Riverfront Nights
8 Bicycle Night at Riverfront Nights
8-15 Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee (BRAT)
9 Iron Jr. Triathlon
15 Dog Night at Riverfront Nights
20 Bicycle Maintenance Clinic: Fix a Flat
20-23 Southeast Foot Trails Coalition Conference
21-23 Marie Humphreys Fall Open House & Native Plant Sale
22-23 Skyhoundz World Canine Disc Championships
23 National Plug In Day
30 Komen Race for the Cure
5-14 RiverRocks Chattanooga
6 Swim the Suck
Rock/Creek Stump Jump
UTC Intra-Squad/Alumni Regatta
Sequatchie Valley Century
River Rocks Canoe and Kayak Race
TN River Rescue
13 Chattanooga Head Race
Triple Crown Bouldering Competition – The Stone Fort
Chattajack 31 Mile SUP/Kayak Race
18 Bicycle Maintenance Clinic: Prepping for Winter
21 7 Bridges Marathon
3-4 Head of the Hooch
10 Upchuck 50K/11-Miler
Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon/Half Marathon/Jr. Marathon
9 Chattanooga Whiskey Run
15 Lookout Mountain 50-miler/10k