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It's time for Change. Announcing Specialty Bike Expo!

Specialty Bike Expo is an innovative new bicycle industry trade show and conference designed to increase independent bicycle retailer's growth and success.  It's an exciting time in the bicycle industry with new riding segments developing combined with the growth of new products and services targeted to these new riders.  Specialty Bike Expo innovations include:

Recruit 29 New Chapter Members in One Evening!

TimeTrial logoThat's what the Roswell/Alpharetta Mountain Bike Organization (RAMBO) did on June 12th with their first time trial in the Big Creek TT-13 Time Trial Series sponsored by Alpha Bikes. Because racers must be IMBA-SORBA members to participate, 29 out of the 62 racers signed up with new memberships at the event.

Successful 2013 Southern Mountain Bike Summit

Over 150 land managers and mountain biking advocates gathered in Woodstock, GA for two days of education and networking at the 2nd Southern Mountain Bike Summit, hosted by the SORBA Woodstock chapter and the City of Woodstock. The Summit was housed at Woodstock's Elm Street Cultural Arts Village in downtown Woodstock. On Friday, March 22nd, the Summit focused on our land managers.

Volunteer Leaders Needed for Sope Creek Trail on Friday, May 31st

National Trails Day at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is Friday, May 31st, and they need Volunteer Leaders

150 volunteers are scheduled to work on the Sope Creek Trail in the CRNRA on Friday, May 31st. Dave Thomas, the Park Volunteer Coordinator, has asked SORBA to supply leaders for this large group of volunteers. The volunteers will be installing new maps at intersections, and blocking off paths that go around the new bike weirs in the park (pedestrians are to go through the weirs, not around them).

Become a Bike VIP at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is looking for Bike VIP volunteers to assist users on the Sope Creek Trail.

Register for Races at Blankets Creek Woodstock, GA

Dear IMBA-SORBA Members and Supporters,

Our friends at Mountain Goat Adventures raised over $15,000 for SORBA Woodstock in 2012 to fund trail building and maintenance at Blankets Creek Trail System and Taylor Randhal Memorial Trails at Rope Mill Park. With six additional miles of trail planned for Rope Mill Park, Mountain Goat Adventures and SORBA Woodstock hope to surpass our 2012 fundraising in the upcoming year, and can use your support now more than ever!

Vote for Coldwater Mountain!!!

Coldwater Mountain is in the running for a $30,000 grant in the Bell Built Trail Grant Sweepstakes. Bell Helmets is awarding a total of $100,000 in Trail Building Grants. Our very own Coldwater Mountain is one of four finalists nationwide in the Flow Trail category.  If Coldwater wins, approximately $30,000 would be used to construct a trail that would connect the developing Coldwater Mountain trail system to struggling downtown Anniston, Alabama. 

BUMP Adding Accessible Trail at Oak Mountain

by Mark Muro

BUMP and Shelby County Alabama have again partnered to continue executing the master trail plan at Oak Mountain State Park near Birmingham, Alabama. With this effort, an accessible trail will provide persons with disabilities a scenic, overlook view and a visit to some of the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) history at Oak Mountain State Park. A new viewing platform is being constructed high on Double Oak ridge and one of the abandoned CCC Fire Pit sites is being improved as an accessible, day use, picnic area.