7/13/24 Chattanooga AMTB - Founding Campaign - Athlete Sign Up

07/13/2024 09:00 AM - 02:30 PM ET


Lula Lake Land Trust
5000 Lula Lake Rd
Lookout Mountain, GA 30750


Thank you all for your interest & registrations.  The Event is full to capacity.  We look forward to riding with you this weekend & look forward to building monthly Chattanooga area aMTB programming in the future.

As Catalyst continues to plant deep roots throughout the southeast, one particular chapter city that sits poised for growth is Chattanooga, TN. Over the next year we aim to expand our program offerings in Chattanooga by launching an Adaptive Mountain Biking Program and WE CAN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOUR HELP!

The Catalyst Sports Adaptive Mountain Biking program in Chattanooga will eliminate the physical and financial barriers to provide the necessary equipment, training, and support for people with physical disabilities to access the mountains and trails in their backyards. This program will allow individuals to leave their wheelchairs, walkers, crutches or any other mobility limitation behind to experience the thrill of mountain biking for the first time or to continue developing their skills.

Join us in July to experience what a Catalyst aMTB Group Ride is all about!  Our Chattanooga chapter is recruiting help & equipment from our other SE chapters to bring aMTB to you.  This will be a three day event of adaptive MTB for all ages & skills.  We hope this event will light the momentum for us to build a Catalyst Chatanooga bike fleet, & host monthly rides for our community.  See below for event details & Scheduling

UPDATE:  Camping Now Available

If you are interested in camping Saturday night 7/13 at Lula Lake Preserve, please reach out to Ivanna at the email below.  Catalyst has permission to camp onsite, after we finish our Saturday ride.  This is remote camping without any running water, showers, etc.  There is an accessible portable toilet onsite.  Please bring all your equipment/food needs for camping.

Interested in Camping? Contact ivanna@catalystsports.org

Friday 7/12/24 @ Lula Lake Land Trust - 5000 Lula Lake Rd

New Volunteer Training:  7:00pm - 8:30PM. 


Saturday 7/13/24 @ Lula Lake Land Trust - 5000 Lula Lake Rd

New Volunteer Training: 8:00 - 9:30

Beginner aMTB Ride: 9:30 - 11; 11-12:30; 1:30-3:00

Advanced aMTB Ride: 9:30 fitting; 10:00 - 12:30 Ride


Sunday 7/14/24 @ Durham Mine Trail Head (34.865632, -85.419058) Google Maps Link

New Volunteer Training: 8:00 - 9:30

Beginner/Intermediate aMTB Ride: 9:30 - 11:30; 12:30-2:30

Advanced aMTB Ride: 9:00 fitting; 9:30 - 12:00 Ride


Essential Eligibility for Adaptive Mountain Biking

  • Rider has a permanent, disabling condition

  • Rider can make safe cognitive decisions in a fast-paced changing environment.

  • Rider can follow all safety precautions identified by the instructors.

  • Rider can hold their head upright without any head and/or neck support.

  • Rider can wear a properly fitted and rated bike helmet, as well as any other safety equipment appropriately.

  • Rider can understand and follow multiple-step instructions from the instructors independently and in a fast-paced environment.

  • Rider can transfer in and out of the bike independently or with some assistance

  • Rider can remain alert and focused for the duration of the ride and can make decisions quickly in variable terrain.

  • Rider can demonstrate they can independently peddle, steer, stop, start and ride the bike over, around, up, and down a variety of terrain deemed appropriate for their experience level.

For Questions about the event, Please reach out to Ivanna@catalystsports.org