A weekly list of upcoming outdoors events in the Chattanooga area; to submit an event, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tennessee River Gorge sunset kayak tour: Thursday, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 4.4 miles from TVA boat ramp off Raccoon Mountain Road; guided & beginner-friendly; equipment & shuttle provided; $50, required in advance at https://tnrivergorgetrust.ticketspice.com.
Family sunset canoe tour: Friday, 6-8 p.m., North Chickamauga Creek; experience helpful but not required, ages 6-up with adult; $10, includes equipment, guides; pre-payment required. Call 643-6888.
Soddy-Daisy chapter of Tennessee Trails Association hikes: Saturday, Cloudland Canyon's Bear Creek backcountry trail, strenuous 7.3 miles ($5 parking fee; meet at 8:30 a.m. at Food City in Red Bank; call John Politte at 304-8327); Tuesday, Lookout Mountain from trailhead near Covenant College to Bluff Trail to Jackson Gap Trail to West Brow loop trail, 4.5 miles (meet at 8:30 a.m. at Food City in Red Bank or at 9 a.m. at trailhead parking lot; call Trish Appleton at 332-6517); Sept. 28, Ocoee area near Thunder Rock Campground, moderately strenuous 8 miles (meet at 8:30 a.m. at Food City in Ooltewah; call Tom McElhone at 805-208-4654).
Chickamauga Battlefield free bike tour: Saturday, 9:30-11:30 a.m., leisurely 3- to 4-mile ride from visitors center with history talks; adults & kids ages 8-up (with adult) welcome; helmets required. Bicycles can be reserved by calling 643-6888.
Adaptive cycling program: Monday & Oct. 7, 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 email@example.com or 596-5268 or Elaine at firstname.lastname@example.org or 697-1345. Volunteers email email@example.com
Rapid Learning intro to kayak & skills practice: Wednesdays, 6-7 & 7-8 p.m., Chester Frost Park, end of swimming beach by first boat ramp; family-friendly for ages 8-up; $75 for individual year's membership, $125 for family; first-timers free; equipment provided, reservations not required. See www.outdoorchattanooga.com
Kayak the Tennessee River Gorge: Sept. 28, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; paddle with Outdoor Chattanooga guides in sea touring kayaks; ages 16-up, youth accompanied by adult; $50, registration & payment required in advance. Call 643-6888.
Little Debbie Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga: Sept. 29, 7:20 a.m. swim start 1 mile up Tennessee River from Ross's Landing transitions area. See https://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events
Chattanooga Ski Club meeting: Oct. 1, 7 p.m., Enclave subdivision clubhouse, 950 Channel View Lane. See www.chattanoogaskiclub.org
Interscholastic Climbing League: Grades 6-12 teams in a series of 6 meets at 3 indoor climbing gyms. If interested and your school does not have a team, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 643-6888.