The Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA) is the largest nonprofit mountain biking organization in the Southeast. Our members work with land managers in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee to create trails and trail systems for mountain bikers and other users to enjoy. Through advocacy, education, and recreational opportunities, SORBA carries out its mission to promote land access, trail preservation, and new trail development in order to enhance mountain bike touring, racing, fun, and fellowship for all mountain bicyclists in the southeastern United States.

We have partnered with the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) and now represent over 4,000 members who help steward miles and miles of great trails in a seven-state area. The best riding in the Southeast is found on trails maintained by our volunteers. Our members love singletrack, rocks, roots, and logs, and we employ IMBA's trailbuilding practices to ensure that our trails are sustainable and challenging.

IMBA-SORBA relies on our wonderful members to carry out our mission. Our volunteers donate thousands of hours each year to advocate for trail access, build trails, and maintain trails. Join IMBA-SORBA today!

There's Still Time to Register for the 2015 Southern Mountain Bike Summit

There is still time to register for the 2015 Southern Mountain Bike Summit, March 20-21 in Auburn, AL. Bob Allen, author of IMBA's new Bike Parks book, is our Keynote Speaker. We have other great presentations planned, as well as socials, bike demos, and bike rides. Visit southernmountainbikesummit.com to register. See the image below for the full schedule of events.

If you have an interest in mountain biking advocacy, you should attend this Summit.

IMBA-SORBA Welcomes Two Mississippi Chapters

By Robin Allen

NMTAIMBA-SORBA has granted provisional chapter status to North Mississippi Trail Alliance (NMTA) and Tri County Mountain Bike Association (TCMBA). These are the first two chapters to form in Mississippi. 

Please Comment on Timber Production, Wilderness Designations, and Management Prescriptions in the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests—Deadline extended to February 27, 2015

The USFS has extended the open comment period for proposed timber production and management prescriptions as part of the forest planning process for the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests. Timber production is defined on one of the USFS plan revision documents as “the purposeful growing, tending, harvesting and regeneration of regulated crops of trees to be cut into logs, bolts or other round sections for industrial or consumer use.”

Registration is open for the 2015 Southern Mountain Bike Summit

logo summitRegistration is open for the 2015 Southern Mountain Bike Summit! Join your friends and fellow advocates to learn more about what SORBA is doing in the Southeast to create, enhance, and preserve great mountain biking experiences! Summit dates are March 20-21, and we're meeting in Auburn, AL, home to the great trails at Chewacla State Park.

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