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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!

IMBA-SORBA Welcomes SORBA Orlando

IMBA-SORBA is proud to announce SORBA Orlando as its newest chapter. Welcome, Orlando! Learn a bit about one of their trails, the Snowhill Bike Trail in Little Econ State Forest.

Subaru, IMBA-SORBA, Trek Bike Give-Away

Sean Wiggins Wins Subaru Tour de SORBA bikeBikeTwice a year Subaru, IMBA-SORBA, and Trek hold a drawing to give away a new bike to a SORBA member. The June 2013 winner was Sean Wiggins of Jonesborough, TN, and a member of Tri-Cities SORBA. Sean was excited to receive his 2013 Trek Stashe.

Tsali'bration Debuts October 11-12

Most, if not all, of you have heard of and probably ridden at Tsali.  The original Right and Left loops were built in the early 80’s by a local Backcountry Horseman’s Association in conjunction with the Forest Service.  Then came the Thompson and Mouse Branch loops spearheaded by a dedicated group of off-road bike enthusiasts from NOC.  Over the ensuing years, thousands of people have enjoyed the remote experience that Tsali has to offer.  It’s time to return the love and come help maintain the trails at Tsali.

A Tale of Two Chapters

Changes for the Atlanta & Paulding Chapters of Georgia

by Annabeth Purcell

Premier international MTB tour guide to ride with SORBA in Highland Rides series, Plus Mexico and Scotland tours for members only

BikeToursDirect has partnered with SORBA to offer two overseas MTB tours in 2014 available exclusively to SORBA members. Details are below for tours in Scotland and Mexico next year, offered through BikeToursDirect and operated by H&I Adventures. To help educate SORBA members on this exciting travel program, BikeToursDirect staff and H&I Adventures owner and premier worldwide mountain bike tour guide Euan Wilson will be hosting a group ride series with several SORBA chapters.