Street Smarts Cycling Class Nov. 13
Scared of riding that Bike Chattanooga bicycle in downtown traffic? Come to Outdoor Chattanooga on Wed., Nov. 13, 6 p.m., at our Coolidge Park facility, 200 River St., for Street Smarts.
We'll share rules of the road and some helpful tips for being a confident and safer road cyclist. No reservations required. To learn more, email
or call Outdoor Chattanooga at (423) 643-6888
*Rapid Learning Kayak Skills Practice to Resume Dec. 1
Southern Adventist University's Hulsey Wellness Center will host our weekly Rapid Learning Kayak Skills practice for the remainder of the winter, on the first and second Tues. of each month, Dec. - April, 2014, from 7-9 p.m. For a full schedule and details, visit our Rapid Learning Web page
or visit us on Facebook
Featured Community Event
Lookout Mtn. Hike with Coltin Calloway Nov. 16
Filmmaker and Appalachian Trail through hiker Coltin Calloway ("Climb to Katahdin") will host a 3-mile day hike on Lookout Mtn. on Sat., Nov. 16, 10 a.m., beginning at Craven's House. The round trip hike to Sunset Rock will include a good climb and some rocky trail surface, so wear hiking boots or very sturdy shoes. No reservations necessary. Bring water and dress appropriately for the weather. For more information, email co-host Nancy Packard.
More Community Events
The Southern Off Road Bicycle Association (SORBA) will host their annual fundriaser, Ales for Trails
, on Sat., Nov. 16, from 6-9 p.m. at Outdoor Chattanooga. Funds raised support SORBA's trail building and maintenance projects in areas like Raccoon Mtn., Stringers Ridge and the Enterprise South Nature Park.
Running with Sasquatch 5K Trail Run Nov. 16
Ivy Academy in Soddy-Daisy is the beneficiary for the Running with Sasquatch 5K.
Don't want to run? Hiking is an option.
Beginner Trail Running Workshop at CA&NC Nov. 16
Kris and Randy Whorton of Wild Trails will host this 10 a.m. workshop at the Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center
.The workshop will cover the basics for getting started. The workshop is free with a CA&NC admission.
Walking the Civil War on Moccasin Bend Nov. 16
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will host a guided history walk
on the newly restored section of the Old Federal Rd. on Sat., Nov. 16, from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. The topic will be Federal troops' efforts to reopen the TN River at Brown's Ferry.
Friends of Stringers Ridge Launch Meeting Nov. 21
The Friends of Stringers Ridge
will host an organizational meeting on Thurs., Nov. 21, 6:30 p.m., at Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St. in Coolidge Park. Interested members of the public are invited to learn and participate in the long term plans of helping to maintain our newest City park. To learn more, email organizer Jim Johnson
Lookout Mtn. Guild Trail Hike Nov. 23
The Chattanooga Trekkers will host a family hike on Lookout Mtn.'s Guild Trail
on Sat., Nov 23, beginning at 12 noon from the Guild Trailhead behind Ruby Falls. The group will hike 2-3 miles of the old rail line, which runs up the side of the mountain. An RSVP
is required. To learn more, email hike leader Valerie Radu
or call (423) 503-2318
150th Anniversary of Battles for Chattanooga Nov. 23-27
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Park will host a variety of activities and programs to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battles for Chattanooga
during the Civil War. Among the events will be living history programs and walking tours.
Rumble in the Riding Nov. 23
The Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center will host Rumble in the Riding
on Sat., Nov. 23, as a part of the 15th anniversary celebration of the Civil War Battles for Chattanooga. The authentic Civil War encampment will enclude signaling demonstrations, historic music and a special BBQ luncheon.
Free for Life 5K Nov. 23
The Free for Life 5K
happens at the Tennessee Riverpark's pavilion #3 on Sat., Nov. 23, 8:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit Free for Life, an international organization that works against human trafficking.
Web Hit(s) of the Week
Your Outdoor Family
highlights Southeastern TN natural areas, conservation issues, and places to take the whole family to play.
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Clay Targets Online
is a good resource for finding area skeet, trap, sporting clay and other shooting sport resources.