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Input Needed for Pisgah National Forest Plan

Please Comment on Timber Production, Wilderness Designations, and Management Prescriptions in the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests by January 6th, 2015

Tarheel TrailBlazers Host SORBA’s Fall Board of Directors’ Meeting

BOD pic66 enthusiastic advocates from the Southeastern region attended SORBA’s fall Board of Directors’ meeting in Charlotte, NC on Saturday, November 15. Attendees participated in a business meeting and strategic planning, and heard presentations on Mecklenburg County parks, mtbproject.com and NICA in North Carolina.

EMBA Hosts Member Appreciation Cookout

EMBA logoThe Ellijay Mountain Bike Association (EMBA) held a Member-Aappreciation Cook-Out on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at the Sisson Company Pavilion in Cherrylog, GA. Along with showing their members just how special they are, the chapter also signed up ten new members. Attendees also enjoyed a Silent Auction that earned $600 for the chapter.

SORBA Begins Strategic Planning

On Saturday July 18, The SORBA Executive Board, comprised of Paul Farrow, Angela Allen, and Annabeth Purcell (Dan Zafuto was not present); Jim Grover of the IMBA Board; and the SORBA staff, Tom Sauret, Terry Palmeri, and Robin Allen, met to discuss SORBA, its mission, and its present state-of-the-Union. The group began to outline the discussion for the entire SORBA Board Of Directors at the November 15th meeting in Charlotte, NC.

Northeast Alabama Biking & Trail Survey - 2014

The Center for Economic Development at Jacksonville State University is surveying bikers to prepare an Economic and Usage Analysis for the following:

- Enhancement and expansion of Coldwater Mountain Bike Trail (currently 25 miles with an estimated 10-12 additional miles anticipated to be completed by the end of 2014;
- Expansion of the Chief Ladiga Trail (currently a 33 mile rail trail which connects to the Silver Comet Trail in Georgia);
- Potential of a 4-day “Stage Race” to include time trials, road racing; Criterium, and a circuit race.

IMBA-SORBA West Georgia Announces Mountain Bike Patrol

by Wes Allen

IMBA-SORBA West Georgia is proud to announce its new bike patrol. The patrol was originally started in 2013 with only the Patrol Director, Wes Allen, and has quickly grown to six patrollers with more expected to join.

Flagler Area Biking Blazes Ahead

by Kevin Phelps

FAB logoFlagler Area Biking has been busy! During the last few months they've signed an MOU with a state park, officially incorporated two trails into our SORBA chapter, been approved to build a jump park and skills area at Chuck Lennon Park, and hosted a very successful race that brought roadies and mountain bikers together, and they have been awarded Florida's Off-Road Bicycle Club of the Year!

SAMBA Receives IMBA/Osprey “Let’s Build Trails” Grant

SAMBA, serving the Mobile, AL area, is excited to announce that they received their first grant since forming as an IMBA-SORBA chapter.  The chapter was awarded an IMBA/Osprey “Let’s Build Trails” grant of $400.  The money will be used to buy tools and dirt.  SAMBA is looking forward re-building and re-routing some trails that have been heavily damaged throughout the years from storms and neglect.
 

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