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Some of the best American professional cyclists are going to hit a wall in North Chattanooga this Memorial Day. And they're going to hit it more than once.

Riders at the 2014 USA Cycling Road Race Championships this may will have a new challenge this year.

Changes have been made to make one of Chattanooga's premier cycling events safer and more enjoyable for riders and residents of Lookout Mountain.

Momentum is a good thing, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team has it right now.

After a bumpy opening weekend followed by a promising trip to Las Vegas, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team is ready to make its home debut for 2014.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball struggled with turnover problems in the second half and lost 74-63 at Eastern Kentucky in a nonconference game Tuesday night.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball struggled with turnover problems in the second half and lost 74-63 at Eastern Kentucky in a nonconference game Tuesday night.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball coach Frank Reed says 2014 is a "transition year" as the Lady Mocs try to shake off a disappointing 2013 season and return the program to its usual spot atop the Southern Conference.

The weather forecast for Sochi, Russia, this week predicts high temperatures as much as 20 degrees warmer than they will be in Chattanooga.

The low- to midpriced Italian restaurant is a common sight in almost any community, and Chattanooga certainly has its fair share.

Less than three weeks after the first Tennessee hunting season for sandhill cranes ended, the 23rd Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival will celebrate the big water birds as usual at the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge and nearby Birchwood Community Center.

Christmas is finally behind us, and the New Year is right around the corner.

Tim Ensign is the Wauhatchie Trail king, having won the Chattanooga Track Club's annual handicapped race from the Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center eight times since he turned 40. He's 51 now.

Chattanooga is going to remain in the golf business.

Chattanooga is going to remain in the golf business.

As climbing, paddling and other outdoor activities have grown more popular in the Chattanooga area, it's sometimes easy to forget that this area's hiking trails were one of the original outdoor attractions that brought visitors to Southeast Tennessee and helped residents appreciate the area's natural beauty.

By most accounts, the USA Cycling Professional Road Race and Time Trial Championships had a successful debut in Chattanooga last May, with thousands of spectators coming out to watch some of the best American cyclists compete over Memorial Day weekend

Under sunny skies and warm temperatures, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team wrapped up its fall exhibition schedule Saturday with the annual Blue-Gold game.

The area's newest single-track trail system will open in style this weekend with a new mountain bike event and the opening of the trail to hikers and cyclists who want to explore more of the growing trail system atop Lookout Mountain.

The Southern Belle riverboat is seen by many as a tourist destination, a place to take out-of-town guests or perhaps take that yearly trip into the Tennessee River Gorge to see the changing leaves each fall. But not ma

Al Rogers made it a point this week to write the four previous wins his eighth-ranked Silverdale Seahawks had collected this season on the blackboard. Heading into the Sweetwater game Friday night, Rogers wanted to make sure his bunch understood the magnitude of the task ahead.

  • Sept. 28th, 2013  |
  • By By James Beach

Getting from "now" to "wow" on two wheels.

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke welcomed a team of Dutch transportation specialists from the Dutch Cycling Embassy on Monday morning at the opening of the Think Bike workshop, which is aimed at looking for ways to improve the citiy's bicycle safety and transportation infrastructure and to boost the quality of life for visitors and residents.

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke welcomed a team of Dutch transportation specialists from the Dutch Cycling Embassy this morning at the opening of the two-day Think Bike workshop.

When it comes to bicycling, few know more about it than residents of the Netherlands.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga volleyball team got the atmosphere it wanted for its home opener, and the Mocs played well at times.

As Travis Filar enters his third season heading the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga volleyball program, he is starting to feel he has the pieces in place to challenge for a championship.

Southeast Tennessee is widely known for its whitewater rafting and kayaking, attracting people from all over the world to test their courage on our creeks and rivers.

Off-road driving is an activity that many local residents and visitors to Chattanooga enjoy, and there are several areas available for a day on the trails.

Has anyone ever told you that you drive them up the wall? If they're into rock climbing, perhaps they meant it as a compliment.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team has again picked up some help from a powerful Southeastern Conference program as the Lady Mocs look to rebound following a tough 2013 season.

A legend is returning to the Roundhouse.

Former UTC standout and professional basketball player Johnny Taylor is returning to his hometown and will serve as a graduate assistant for the Mocs next season. Taylor will be introduced as the newest member of head coach Will Wade's staff Tuesday at McKenzie Arena.

In a city full of special neighborhoods, St. Elmo stands out. In many ways, the small community serves as a gateway to tourist destinations on Lookout Mountain.

Athena Hortis is coming back to Chattanooga, and she won't be alone next time.

Don't count the old man out just yet.

It was a great day for the Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies women's pro cycling team. A really great day.

Every sport needs its referees, and professional cycling is no different.

Jade Wilcoxson attacked on the run through the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and rode to a comfortable win Monday in the USA Cycling women's road race pro championships.

Timmy Duggan's 2013 pro cycling season hasn't gone as well as he might have hoped.

Carmen Small wasn't sure she'd even be racing this year, and she certainly didn't expect to find herself in a news conference with national media included.

It's been a long road back to the top for Tom Zirbel, and he knows all too well how precarious any position can be in the world of pro cycling.

Chattanooga is drawing rave reviews so far as the new host for the USA Cycling Professional Road and Time Trial National Championships.

Thomas Zirbel rode a spectacular time trial.

Carmen Small won a national championship on Saturday by the smallest of margins, edging Kristin McGrath by a single second to win the USA Cycling Professional Women's Time Trial competition Saturday at the Chattanooga Volkswagen Plant.

Freddie Rodriguez of Jelly Belly Cycling won the USA Cycling Professional Men's Road Race on Monday in Chattanooga.

This weekend is almost like a homecoming for Jamie and Brent Bookwalter.

The USA Cycling Professional National Championships have attracted some of the sport’s most famous — and at times infamous — competitors since it began in 1985.

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