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Let's Preserve the Recreational Trails Program (RTP)

The news that the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) survived the reauthorization of the transportation bill this year and remain fully funded should be really good news, right?  Now we in the trails community can kick back and begin to write new grants for more trails and wait for the projects to begin.

The CoTrails Initiative Releases Trail Assesment, Begins Next Phase

CoTrails Participants, Thank you to the many of you who participated in this week’s CoTrails general meeting at the USFS-Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest Supervisor's Office in Gainesville, GA.

It was another productive and informative session. Jeremy Wimpey, who led the professional trails assessment team, presented the highlights of their final report on the 200+ miles of selected recreational trails they assessed. The full report is now available online for your review at this link:

Coldwater Mountain Open for Business

Picture of sign at entrance to Coldwater Mountain


The trail’s got rhythm
The trail’s got rhythm
It’s got the pumptrack rhythm
The trail’s got rhythm.

NWGA Presents Check to Boys and Girls Clubs

NWGA SORBA donated a check to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Gordon, Murray, and Whitfield Counties. This is the third year that the chapter has helped fund the Club’s mountain bike program. “Our goal is to promote the growth of mountain biking in our next generation, and the Boys and Girls Club has been an excellent partner,” says Matt Smith, NWGA SORBA’s Kids’ Programs Director.

Gainesville SORBA Ring in the Spring a Success

Gainesville SORBA had their annual Ring in the Spring on April 7th, 2012. More than 30 cyclists turned out for a fun day of riding, eating and winning prizes! There was also a swap shop, and many good deals were had. The Discovery Ride gave riders a chance to collect checkpoints, learn about Chicopee Woods, and receive raffle tickets on their return.

Flagler Area Biking Presents Check for Volunteer Hours

On April 16th SORBA FAB presented a check to the Flagler County Board of Commissioners that symbolized the volunteer hours donated at Mala Compra Green Way Trail. Our chapter has saved the county $13,248.00 in one year since the signing of our Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

Midlands SORBA Partners with South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism

In a place better known for sleepy Spanish moss than speedy adrenaline sports, a growing group of mountain bikers is amped about the rejuvenated biking scene.

Mid TN Raising Funds to Build New Trail in 3 County Parks

The Middle TN chapter of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association has developed a strong relationship with Nashville Davidson Country Metro Parks to build mountain bike trails in multiple parks throughout the county, particularly in areas that have no beginner or intermediate level trails.  Experienced trail leaders and volunteers have almost completed phase one,  resulting in constru

Coldwater Mountain Grand Opening June 1st and 2nd

Introducing Coldwater Mountain, IMBA-SORBA’s newest trail system! The Grand Opening ceremony for Coldwater Mountain, located outside of Anniston, AL, is set for noon, June 1st, at the trailhead.

Coldwater Mountain Grand Opening Fact Sheet

IMBA-SORBA's newest trail near Annistion, AL opens the weekend of June 1st. We've put together the following information to help you plan your trip for the celebration.

Friday, June 1st
Ceremony begins at 12 noon at the trailhead.
Group and individual rides commence after the ceremony.
Lunch is NOT provided on Friday, so bring something, or eat before you get there.

The gate to the mountain is locked from sunset to sunrise each day.