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No Sucker Punches in North Carolina

by Tom Sauret

IMBA-SORBA Signs MOU with North Carolina Conservation and Recreation Groups

After a great deal of work and bargaining, we are pleased to let you know that IMBA--SORBA and our Western North Carolina Chapters have signed an MOU with conservation groups and other recreation stakeholders to urge the USFS to create two National Recreation Areas (NRAs) in the Pisgah and Grandfather districts of Pisgah National Forest.

Public Input Needed for Nantahala and Pisgah Forest Plan

Tsail signThe USDA Forest Service has released a revised plan for Nantahala and Pisgah forests. You may recall giving input a few months back on this plan. The plan has now been revised, according to the comments received, and it's out for public comment once again.

Register for the November 14th Board of Directors Meeting

Join fellow Board members, RLAC members, chapter members, and staff for the fall 2015 SORBA Board of Directors meeting on Saturday, November 14th at the Dauset Trails Nature Center in Jackson, GA.


Special thanks to The Ocmulgee Mountain Biking Association for hosting this meeting!

First Ever Coldwater Fat Tire Festival

Grab your friends, and head over to Coldwater Mountain in Anniston, AL for three days of fat tire celebration!

Congratulations to our IMBA-SORBA Small Grant Winners

$500 SORBA Jax
$500 Sorba Orlando
$500 Northwest NC MTB Alliance

News from SORBA's Executive Director

by Tom Sauret

What a Difference a Year makes

AMBC Wins Bell Built Grant!

Thank you

You made this happen.

Thanks to the help of all our friends old and new, AMBC won the nationwide race for the Bell Built grant, by a truly overwhelming margin. This is a big deal not just for AMBC or Knoxville, but for the entire East Coast, especially the Southeast.

UGA students hold classroom at Woody’s Mountain Bikes

uga student's at Woody'sApril 9, 2015 - HELEN, GA  │  Professor Bynum Boley brought his classroom again this year to visit Woody’s Mountain Bikes in Helen, Georgia.  Boley’s lesson plan is to visit a commercial recreation and tourism business located in North Georgia,  for his students to see real life application of his UGA course concepts.