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April 2008

Maverick Bikes Steps up to support IMBA-SORBA at SSUSA and Dirt, Sweat and Gears!

Image Maverick Bikes is showing their ongoing support for trail advocacy by offering up a complete Maverick Matic for silent auction at SSUSA and Dirt, Sweat and Gears 12-hour Race on the weekend of May 2nd - 3rd 2008. One lucky bidder stands to walk away with an amazing new ride valued at over $4,000 with all proceeds going to support the trail advocacy efforts of the International Mountain Bicycling Association and the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (IMBA-SORBA).

ImageThe 2008 Maverick Matic is a super fast, lightweight cross country race bike that gives a rider five and a half inches of travel that provides fantastic traction and control and "climbs like a goat," as one of our customers said. The bike will be matched with an SC32 fork also made by Maverick and all of that packaged with an XT level kit to make life fast.

Welcome SORBA Uwharrie

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SORBA Uwharrie is SORBA’s newest chapter, and it’s growing fast. Located in the heart of North Carolina’s Piedmont region, between Charlotte and Raleigh, Uwharrie is bursting with opportunity for mountain bikers, with the Uwharrie National Forest and 60 miles of trails currently open to mountain biking at its doorstep. Designated as one of IMBA’s first ride centers, the Uwharrie area is poised to become a great destination within reach of six million outdoor enthusiasts. Developing the ride center raises the economic outlook of the area, and adds to the choices outdoor enthusiasts have in the Southeast.

The History of MTB Trails at Bull Mountain

Steve Houghton is the man most responsible for opening up Bull Mountain to mountain biking. It’s been almost twenty years since Steve first started searching for trails to ride at Bull Mountain. Here’s his summary about how it all started.

by Steve Houghton

Mountain Bike Capital of Georgia

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Marco Falgiano, David Ralston, Mike Palmari

Just prior to lunch break, this past Wednesday, the Georgia House passed a resolution submitted by Ellijay Mountain Bike Association requesting designation for Gilmer County as the "Mountain Biking Capital of Georgia".

Ellijay is home to 100 pristine miles, 400 miles when including surrounding counties which are also maintained by Ellijay Mountain Bike Association. Marco Falgiano, President of EMBA, expressed his appreciation for accepting the resolution and encouraged all in attendance to come ride Ellijay.