EVENT DETAILS: In far Northwest Georgia’s Tennessee River basin we’ll explore this intimate creek that flows through Ringgold and on toward Chattanooga where it empties into the Tennessee River. We’ll begin by dropping our boats at the Lafayette Street launch site in Ringgold and then drive our vehicles to the Graysville take out site. From there we will cycle back to Lafayette Street and begin our paddle trip. Georgia River Network will shuttle bicycles to the Graysville take out site.
Registration Fees: $60 ADULTS/$30 17 & UNDER.
Registration fees include shuttle service, river map/guide, liability insurance fees, on-river guide and sag vehicle.
Event Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cycling: Our pedal route runs along lightly travelled secondary roads and a relatively heavily-travelled state highway before entering the City of Ringgold. Alternative routes to the state highway will be utilized where available. Participants can travel at their own pace. A sag vehicle will bring up the rear for safety. The 8.8-mile route takes 40 minutes to an hour and a half to complete.
Paddling: The paddle route is Class I water with some small shoals. It is suitable for novice paddlers. The 12-mile route will take between 5 and 7 hours to complete.
Boat Rentals: Need a boat? We’ve got ’em. Tandem sit in kayaks and solo sit on top kayaks are available. You can reserve your boat when you register.
What if I Don’t Want to Bicycle? Bicycling is not mandatory. You are welcome to participate in the paddle, but you will need to arrange your own shuttle with members of your household or other individuals who you associate with regularly. Remember, the reason we do the bicycle shuttles is to reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus by putting people from different households in vehicles together.
COVID-19 Protocols: All participants must follow social-distancing guidelines. This includes wearing face coverings during times at the launch site, take out site and other locations during the event in which appropriate social distancing is not possible. Additionally, we participants must…
Not share equipment, food, water and other supplies.
Maintain social distancing of 6 feet at all times when not wearing face coverings.
Maintain strict hygiene by washing or disinfecting hands frequently; do not touch eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands.
Finally, do not participate if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or you are feeling ill. Full refunds will be provided.
Once you are registered, complete logistical details will be e-mailed to you prior to the event.