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IMBA-SORBA is Hiring: Associate Regional Director

The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) and Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA) are seeking candidates for a full-time, exempt position as Associate-level Regional Director to work in the southeastern United States. This Associate-level Director will work under the supervision of the SORBA Executive Director/IMBA Regional Director.

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Scott Scudamore Passes

It saddens me to report that Scott Scudamore, tireless MTB advocate and all-around great human being, passed away last week. Scott’s struggle to overcome the injuries he sustained on September 22, 2013 worsened in late December as he battled infection, some bouts with delirium, and ultimately pneumonia.

2014 Trail Work Days at Bull and Jake Mountain

If you ride the Bull/Jake Mountain Trail System, you know what a gem it is. Would you please donate your time to help keep them in great shape? 
The Chattahoochee Trail Horse Assoc. (CTHA) and Southern Off Road Bicycle Assoc. (SORBA) meet monthly to work on the trails on Jake and Bull Mountain, outside of Dahlonega, GA.
Please e-mail Debbie Crowe at with questions or to RSVP (for a lunch count and any cancellation notice)

SORBA Announces Partnership with Chain Buster Productions

SORBA and Chain Buster Productions have partnered to promote mountain bike racing and advocacy for Chain Buster’s 2014 racing season. SORBA is now a Gold Level sponsor for Chain Buster Productions, and Chain Buster Productions will offer incentives to current SORBA members who race at their events, as well as to racers who join at an event.

Riders and Runners Vied for Victory at Rope Mill Park

On October 26th, SORBA Woodstock and Mountain Goat Adventures hosted an off-road duathlon and 5k trail run at Rope Mill Park in Woodstock, GA to help raise funds for SORBA Woodstock to be put towards future trail development at the park. The 2013 event was the largest yet, with the addition of a 5k trail run – giving non-bikers a chance to participate in the event. The duathlon, which consisted of a six-mile bike, three-mile run and six-mile bike segments, drew 165 solo and team competitors and another 70 runners participated in the trail run.

White County government and SORBA enter MOU


by Kathy Wood  

White County government and SORBA have entered a Memorandum of Understanding toward developing a recreational trail system. This Agreement is the first step of many, many steps toward realizing the creation of a Multi-Purpose Trail System on the 1,000 acre property DNR has leased to White County.  SORBA, the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association, is ready to join forces as the County develops this property to reflect the quality of life and heritage in White County.

SORBA Jax Hosts Board of Directors

Over 70 Chapter officers representing 32 Chapters, guests, and speakers met for SORBA's Fall 2013 Board of Directors meeting on November 16th in Jacksonville, FL's beautiful Hannah Park. With a full agenda to address, the meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m. and convened at 2:00 p.m.

Agenda: November Board of Directors Meeting November 16

Schedule of Events

Friday Night Reception

November 15, 2013

Chicago Pizza

320 1st Street North Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

6 PM to 10 PM

Meeting Agenda

November 16, 2013

8:00  Welcome  SORBA Jax

8:15  BOD Meeting

USFS Volunteers on Hiatus During Shutdown


Dear Trail Volunteers,

Unfortunately, all of the great work done by our volunteers must cease today as part of the government shutdown.  The VIF volunteer agreements that allow you to work on the National Forest are not in effect during the shutdown.  I know many of you are very committed and want to keep volunteering.  Please continue to keep planning and be ready to get back to work when the shutdown is over. 

Thanks for all you do and your patience.  

Please share this with other trail volunteers. 

Valencia Morris

Join Us in Jacksonville for Fall BOD Meeting

Registration is open for the the Fall 2013 Board of Directors meeting in sunny Jacksonville, FL on November 16th. Take part in shaping mountain biking in the Southeast while hanging at the beach and riding the great trails that SORBA Jax has laid down. Sign up, and we'll see you there!