Chattanooga area outdoors calendar, April 26

Chattanooga area outdoors calendar, April 26

April 26th, 2018 by Staff Report in Sports - Outdoors

» New Cumberland Trail hiking series: Free guided hikes Friday (10 a.m.), May 11 & June 8. Participants earn credit toward 50-miler award from Cumberland Trail Conference. Email or call 643-6888.

» Soddy-Daisy chapter of Tennessee Trails Association hikes: Saturday, Cloudland Canyon's Sitton Gulch, moderate 5 miles ($5 parking fee at the park; meet at 9 a.m. at Food City parking lot in Red Bank; call Ed or Donna Pyers at 344-9271); Tuesday, Foster Falls and loop in South Cumberland State Park system, includes 60-foot waterfall (meet at 8 a.m. at Food City in Red Bank; call Trish Appleton at 240-3443); May 5, Savage Gulf south rim, strenuous 10 miles (meet at 8 a.m. at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy-Daisy; call George Bonneau at 842-3619).

» Rapid Learning intro to kayak & skills practice: Wednesdays May-October, 6-8 p.m., Chester Frost Park, far end of beach by first boat ramp; family-friendly for ages 8-up; first-timers free; equipment provided, reservations not required. Email or call 643-6888.

» Mountain to Town bike adventure: May 4, 9 a.m.-noon, beginner-friendly Guild Trail to Tennessee Riverwalk in St. Elmo and on into downtown; ages 12-up; shuttle & instruction (& mountain bike, too, if needed) provided by Outdoor Chattanooga; $25. Pre-registration required at or 643-6888.

» Fisherman's Dream bass tournament: May 5, safe daylight to 3 p.m., from Chester Frost Park on Chickamauga Lake; $150 for 2-person boat, plus $10 for big-fish option; registration at Sportsman's Warehouse any time before May 4 meeting at 6 p.m. at the store. For more information contact Brent Brady at or 718-0326.

» Adaptive cycling program: May 7 & 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m., from Hubert Fry Center at Tennessee Riverpark; sponsored by SPARC & city of Chattanooga therapeutic recreation division; recumbent 3-wheelers, hand cycles & tandem bikes available; free but pre-registration required through Jerry at or 596-5268 or Elaine at or 697-1345. Also, volunteers email

» Chattanooga Grotto Club meeting: May 7, 7-8:30 p.m., Outdoor Chattanooga; free, open to public.

» Local Tennessee Ornithological Society meeting: May 10, 7 p.m., Ascension Lutheran Church, 720 S. Germantown Road. Contact David Stone at or 413-7033.

» Introduction to mountain biking: May 18, 6-8 p.m., Greenway Farm; instruction presented by Outdoor Chattanooga; appropriate for ages 10-up, $10 per class, advance registration & payment required; mountain bikes available at no extra charge. Email info@outdoor chattanooga or call 643-6888.

» Chattanooga Bicycle Club meeting: May 21, 6-7 p.m., Outdoor Chattanooga, Coolidge Park.