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SORBA Responds to Georgia’s State Parks User Fee for Mountain Biking

Georgia’s State Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Division has decided to implement their proposed plan to charge mountain bikers an additional $2 fee to ride their bikes at Unicoi, Fort Yargo, and Hard Labor Creek State Parks. SORBA’s leadership would like to officially state their position on this issue.

Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew Begins 2012 Visits

Join the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew to learn about sustainable singletrack design, maintenance and construction, as well as hear other presentations on club growth and how to work with land managers and community leaders.

Spring 2012 visits in the southeast:

Southeast Bike Expo to Benefit IMBA-SORBA

The Southeast Bike Expo is partnering with IMBA and SORBA to benefit mountain bike advocacy in the southeast.  This is the inaugural year of this event and we are hoping it will be a special one.  If you like to check out new bikes and show your love for trails, this is the thing to do in 2012.

Show Your Love for the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest

Trails don’t take care of themselves—CoTrails volunteers do! 
Please join us!

Examining Proposed Fee Change for Mountain Biking at Georgia State Parks

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, State Parks Division has proposed $2 per-user fees for mountain biking at Unicoi, Fort Yargo and Hard Labor Creek State Parks, while maintaining the $3 fee at Fort Mountain State Park (in effect since 1997). The proposed new fees would go into effect in March, 2012.

SORBA Jax Trail Care Crew Weekend

During the weekend of November 17 through 20th, the Jacksonville, Florida chapter of SORBA (SORBA-JAX) welcomed the IMBA Trail Care Crew for a weekend of advocacy, education, trail building and, of course, riding.  After arriving in Jacksonville on Thursday, November 17th Jake Carsten and Jenny Abraham kicked off their busy weekend with a tour of Jacksonville’s premier trail system located at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park.  Jake and Jenny were given a taste of northeast Florida trails, which are typically rooty, sandy, tight and technical.  On Friday, Jake and Jenny, along

SORBA Board of Directors Hold Annual Fall Business Meeting

The SORBA Board of Directors gathered on a beautiful fall day at Elachee Nature Science Center on November 17th for their annual fall meeting. The Executive Board, Chapter Presidents, staff, and guests, about 70 people in all, filled the conference room for a day of elections, business, and networking with the leaders who make mountain biking better and better in the Southeast.

Oak Mountain State Park Epic Red Trail Grows to 28 Miles with More on the Horizon

With help from a Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant and Shelby County, Alabama, Birmingham Urban Mountain Pedalers (BUMP) designed and completed 4.6 miles of new trail at Oak Mountain State Park to grow the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) Epic trail to 28 miles.  Volunteers put in over 1,500 hours between September 18, 2011 and October 23, 2011 constructing 1.2 miles of hand built singletrack to complete the new Jekyll & Hyde trail at Oak Mountain State Park.  The upper,

SORBA CSRA Hosts Fall Events

Baker’s Dozen 2011

Paulding SORBA's Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

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