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NAS Installs New Trail Maps at Tsali

NAS signsIn April Nantahala Area SORBA (NAS) finalized a year-long project by installing 18 color trail maps at

Mountain Biking Continues to Grow in Mississippi

Petal River ParkSouth Mississippi Trail Alliance (SMTA), one of the newest SORBA chapters, formed from three local clubs; Hub City MTB, MZ Racing, and Broke Spoke Cycling.  SMTA was voted in by the SORBA Board of Directors at the March 2016 SORBA Summit in Bryson City, NC.

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summmit logoAt the Southern Mountain Bike Summit in March, the SORBA Board of Directors voted in two new chapters, Pensacola Off-Road Cyclists, based in Pensacola, FL, and the South Mississippi Trail Alliance (SMTA), based in Hattiesburg, MS.

NWGA SORBA and SAM SORBA Prepare for Trail Grand Openings

nwga logoOur chapters have been busy building trail, and two Grand Openings herald good times for riders in Dalton, GA and Dothan, AL. NWGA SORBA will hold a Grand Opening Saturday, April 30 at 3 p.m. at Raisin Woods Mountain Bike Park.

The Great Sport Of Mountain Biking Is Growing Along The MS Gulf Coast

Bethel TrailsBy Carrie Johnston More cyclists are taking to the trails than ever. With the August 2015 expansion of South Alabama Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA) into Mississippi’s Gulf , memberships now encompass a much larger territory. The Mississippi counties of Pearl River, Stone, George, Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson are now a part of SAMBA.

Professional Trail Builders Association Meets in Knoxville this March

The Professional TrailBuilders Association (PTBA) is holding their annual Sustainable Trails Conference in Knoxville, TN on March 5-11, 2016.

Midlands SORBA Plans, Builds New Trails and MTB Patrol

Midlands SORBA expanded the trail system at Poinsett State Park by three miles in 2015. The new trail, the Cowasee Trail, is an extension of the Whippoorwill Trail. An additional three miles has been routed, and is ready for construction. Signage and map updates for the new singletrack are still in progress, but the new open trail is fully visible and easy to follow. 

SORBA Orlando MOU Opens Orlando MTB Park

SORBA Orlando recently signed an MOU with the City or Orlando to open the Orlando Mountain Bike Park.  The park was built on former Orlando Naval Station property, donated through the National Parks Service to the City of Orlando.. This park is the only urban bike park in the Orlando area, and it has the only pump track in Central Florida.

IMBA-SORBA Atlanta enters into a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Chattahoochee Hills

On Tuesday December 1, 2015 the Mayor and the Board of Commissioners of the City of Chattahoochee Hills, GA approved a Memorandum of Understanding by unanimous vote between IMBA-SORBA Atlanta and the City. This MOU lays the framework for mutually beneficial work at the Cochran Mill Park multi-use trails. Under this MOU, the Atlanta Chapter will be involved in maintenance and construction at Cochran Mill Park. The Park has over 16 miles of trails that are open for mountain bikes, and is a major resource for outdoor recreation for multiple user groups in the South Metro Area.

NWNC MTB Alliance and Trail Partners Host Successful Work Party

The Northwest North Carolina Mountain Bike Alliance recently joined their trail partners to work on Greentown Trail in the Pisgah National Forest. “Our trail partners are supportive users of these trails, and The Alliance as successfully joined with them to provide upkeep on our trails in the forest. Partnerships are key to our success in the Pisgah Forest, and we are glad that we get to work with enthusiastic volunteers, both inside and outside the mountain biking community,” says Paul Stahlschmidt, NWNC MTB Alliance President.

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