orange polo shirts Outdoor Chattanooga News and Events
is the busiest month of the year for outdoor events and activities. The air is cool and the sun is warm. So what’s keeping you indoors? Watch that lightning bolt to see something new.
Pictures from a New Building
The new Outdoor Chattanooga Center is beginning to look like home. The interior wall studs, plumbing and electric are going in. Check out the progress on our Picasa Web photo album.
Bike Polo Oct. at the Ross’ Landing Green at the corner of Riverfront Pkwy. and Chestnut St. The level of play is suitable for anyone interested in trying bicycle polo. Players should bring bikes and clothes that they don’t mind getting dirty. Helmets are strongly recommended. For more information, email Minya James or call (423) 643 6888.
Bike2Work Oct. 3
Gas prices are back up . . . if you can find the stuff. So what are you waiting for? Join Chattanooga’s bicycle commuters for coffee, breakfast, and good conversation at Bike2Work on Friday, Oct. at the south end of the Walnut Street Bridge in downtown Chattanooga. Come meet some folks who are already pedaling to work. Email or call Chattanooga Bicycle Coordinator Philip Pugliese at (423) 643 6887 for more information.
Save the Gorge Kayak Eco Tour Oct. in the Tennessee River Gorge. River Canyon will provide kayaks for those who do not have them, guides, and gear for participants to paddle through the Gorge to collect trash. Additional t shirts will be available for sale with all funds benefiting the Tennessee River Blueway. Sit on top Kayaks are available on a first come, first served basis with reservation. Email Rebecca Cruz to make a reservation or learn more.
Beginner Hike at Chickamauga Battlefield Oct. 5
The Chattanooga Hiking Club will once again join Outdoor Chattanooga for a beginner day hike on Sunday, Oct. Leader Tony Cook will take hikers on a gentle 3 mile loop trail that runs through the woods and fields of the national park. There will be several rest stops along the way where participants will discuss historic features, as well as hiking, exercise and nutrition. The hike is free, but an RSVP is required. 2
World famous call maker and duck hunter, Buck Gardner will be on hand at the Chattanooga Ducks Unlimited 2008 Fall Flight banquet fundraiser on Thurs., 2, at the First Tennessee Pavilion. Gardner won the 1994 World Championship, and in 1995 he captured the ultimate duck calling trophy, “Champion of Champions”, which forced him into competition retirement. He now participates as a judge in contests around the country. Banquet tickets can be purchased online at Chattanooga Ducks Unlimited.
Tennessee River Rescue Oct. 4
Individual volunteers and community groups will spend Sat., Oct. It’s not too late to volunteer. Email the River Rescue or call the Rescue hotline at (423) 785 4177 for more information.
Tennessee Valley Start! Heart Walk Oct. 4
The American Heart Association will host the Tennessee Valley Start! Heart walk on Sat., Oct. The scenic 2.7 mile downtown walk will take participants over the Tennessee River, into Coolidge Park, and end at AT Field for post walk festivities. The event is free. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of $100 in pledges to receive an event t shirt. To learn more or register visit the Heart Walk home page.
Sequatchie Valley Century Oct. 4
Don’t miss one of the prettiest supported rides in East Tennessee, when the Chattanooga Bike Club hosts the Sequatchie Valley Century on Sat., Oct. at Marion County High School, in Jasper, TN. The event offers 100 mile, 64 mile, or a beautiful 25 mile valley ride. All pre registered participants receive a long sleeve T shirt. 2.
Discraft Ace Race Oct. 4
The Chattanooga Flying Disc Club will host the 2008 Discraft Ace Race at the Sinks Disc Golf Course on Access Rd., Saturday, Oct. Each pre registered player will receive a players package including two proto type discs, a full color mini and a Discraft ball cap. Thursday, Oct. 2.
Walnut St. Bridge/North Shore Walking Tour Oct. on Thurs., Oct. 9. The History Center’s Curator, Dr. Daryl Black will serve as tour guide. Black will highlight Chattanooga’s transportation and geographical history as it pertains to the Walnut St. Bridge and North Shore. Cost is $3 for adults and $1 for youth aged 6 through 18. Registration deadline is Oct. 8. For more information, or to register, call (423) 265 3247.