A weekly list of upcoming outdoors events in the Chattanooga area; to submit an event, write to email@example.com.
» Soddy-Daisy chapter of Tennessee Trails Association hikes: Saturday, Prentice Cooper State Forest, Snoopers Rock to Natural Bridge & back, moderately strenuous 6 miles (meet at 8:30 a.m. at Red Bank Food City; call Tom McElhone at 805-208-4654); Tuesday, Signal Mountain MS/HS to Mushroom Rock & Middle Creek & back, 4.5 miles (meet at 8:30 a.m. at Food City at foot of Signal Mountain; call Kathy Daniels at 931-265-1661); March 23, Lower Leggett Road trailhead to Retro Hughes Road trailhead, 7.5 miles, staging vehicles (meet at 8:30 a.m. at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy-Daisy; call John Politte at 304-8327); March 26, Lookout Mountain kiddie trail to Craven's House, led by battlefield historian Jim Ogden, moderate 4 miles (meet at 8:30 a.m. at Red Bank Food City or 9 a.m. at Reflection Riding (call Trish Appleton at 240-3443 or Sue Christensen at 580-5595); March 30, Lower Leggett Road connector loop, 6.4 miles (meet at 8:30 a.m. at Soddy-Daisy ballfields park next to Soddy Creek; call Politte).
» Chattanooga Bicycle Club meeting: Monday, 6-7 p.m., Outdoor Chattanooga, Coolidge Park; for recreational cyclists.
» Try Archery: Wednesdays in March, 3:30-6 p.m., Outdoor Chattanooga, Coolidge Park; ages 6-up, free, no experience or reservations necessary. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 643-6888.
» Mountain to Town bike adventure: March 21, 1-4 p.m., beginner-friendly Guild Trail to Tennessee Riverwalk in St. Elmo and on into downtown; ages 12-up; shuttle, instruction & guides (& bike, too, if needed) provided by Outdoor Chattanooga; $25. Pre-registration required at email@example.com or 643-6888.
» Flipper's Bend Trail Race: March 23, 10 a.m., Flipper's Bend trailhead on Signal Mountain; half marathon $50 ($60 race day), 5-mile option $30 ($40), part of Wild Trails Race Series; postrun party included in fee. See wildtrails.org.
» Adaptive cycling program: April 8 & 22, 6-8 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 596-5268 or Elaine at email@example.com or 697-1345. Also, volunteers email firstname.lastname@example.org.
» Cumberland Trail hiking series: April 13, 1-4 p.m.; 1 way, shuttle provided, mostly downhill 4-7 miles; free but advance registration required through email@example.com or 643-6888.