who we are

Cohutta Adventures was established in 2013. My goal is to develop Cohutta Adventures into a resource that grows our community of cyclists through education, event production and equipment management. I like to think of Cohutta Adventure as a purveyor of fun on two wheels.

 

as for me:

I started mountain biking in 1991 and got my first job with a local bicycle shop in 1993.  As I completed my science degree from the University of Georgia, I worked turning wrenches and running the University of Georgia Cycling Team.  As President of the UGA Cycling Team I produced a number of collegiate races including the conference championship for road racing and one the first collegiate mountain bike races to be held in the South Eastern Cycling Conference.  We also produced the 1998 Twilight Criterium Amateur races on UGA's campus.  I continued racing for a few more years until my riding partner and lovely wife Emily and I started a family.  In 2000 I completed USA Cycling expert coach training and worked with the Georgia State University Cycling Team on a volunteer basis.  We Traveled to National Championships that year and came away with a top 10 finish in the division II Criterium.  I raced as a Cat.1 Mountain bike racer for a time and competed in the 2001 24 hours of Moab earning a 5th place finish in the Pro/Am category.  In 2013 I completed the training for the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) for Head Coach. These day's I've been actively trying to establish a High School Mountain bike program in Chattanooga. Our goal is to develop a mountain bike team for Hamilton County schools.

- Eric Pullen

 

about our logo

Cohutta is a Cherokee word meaning the 4 posts that hold up the sky.  Our logo draws on my Native American heritage and defines our scope and vision through the symbolism.  The trail with deer tracks and the stream are intertwined and represent good fortune and prosperity.  They path and stream originate from the mountain symbol for destination and the symbol has been modified to represent Lookout Mountain on the left and Fort Mountain on the right, along with the mountain in between that make up the 4 posts.  The two middle-mountains represent Chilhowee and Raccoon Mountain (two of my favorites). Finally, the sun represents the 7 energies of life and in the center is the symbol of wisdom.