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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.
 

SORBA Woodstock Hosts Six Hour Race to Sunset

Teams and individuals will descend upon Blankets Creek Mountain Bike Trail System in Woodstock, GA to compete at one of the most popular races, The Six Hour Race to Sunset, on one of the most popular tral systems, Blankets Creek, on Saturday, August 9th. The race is a collaboration between the title sponsor, Outspokin' Bicycles, the promoter, Mountain Goat Adventures, and the local IMBA-SORBA chapter, SORBA Woodstock. Pre-registration is advised, as the racer limit is set at 375.

The Helen Rotary Donates $500 for Trails in White County, GA

A $500 contribution from the Helen, GA Rotary Club kicks off the funding to build 20 miles of natural-surface trail as Helen Rotarypart of the 1,000 acre Outdoor Recreation Area planned by the White County Commission.

TORC and Trek Host Women’s Skills Clinic

On Saturday, April 26th, TORC hosted a women's only skills clinic at Lake Crabtree County Park led by Melinda Bowen, a Trek Factory Demo Rep. This free event was sponsored by Trek, Cycling Spoken Here, a local bike shop, Skills Clinicand TORC.

SEGA-SORBA and JCB Inc. Forge Partnrship--Host First Mud Run and MTB Race

SEGA SORBARUHow do you triple your chapter membership in one week?  You partner  with JCB Inc. – the largest construction and agricultural equipment manufacturer in the world and third-largest in the United States.  JCB was hosting the 2014 Mud Run June 21, and five weeks out they decided to add the Dig the Ride mountain bike race and ride!

New Class: Advance Trail Building Techniques

Advance Trail Building Techniques

June 14th & 15th
Haw Creek Park

Trail Management Institute
This 1 or 2 day training is designed to enhance the knowledge base of a trail crew volunteer, trail coordinator or land manager who interested in mechanized and advance trail building techniques. Topics inlcude, machine overview, preventive maintenance schedule and field repairs demo, basic concepts of mechanized trail work, “Working in Pairs”, Technical Trail Features: bridges, jumps, climbing turn and switch berms.

New Class: Trail Maintenance and Management

Trail Maintenance and Management
June 7th - 8th
8:30-4:00
Haw Creek Park, Forsyth County, GA

SORBA Chattanooga Opens New Mountain Bike Trails at Raccoon Mountain

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Amanda Carmichael
615-498-8329/amanda@macecarmichael.com

SORBA Chattanooga Opens New Mountain Bike Trails at Raccoon Mountain
Grand opening celebration set for June, 7
(CHATTANOOGA) -- SORBA Chattanooga announces a grand opening event to celebrate the completion
of two new trails within the Raccoon Mountain trail system. Live Wire and High Voltage will add 8.5 miles
to the existing system for a total of almost 30 miles.

CAMP and the City of Auburn, AL Partner for Trails at Chewacla State Park

At the March 18th City Council meeting the Auburn City Council approved a resolution authorizing the use of up to $100,000 in repaid Urban Development Action Grants as an interim loan to assist the Central Alabama Mountain Pedalers (CAMP) in expanding the mountain biking trails at Chewacla State Park.

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