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Jake and Bull Mountain Reroutes are Under Construction

by Debbie Crowe

The USFS has hired a professional trail builder to implement the Jake and Bull Trail Improvement Project which will construct new trail to replace existing poorly located, and impossible to maintain, trails on the Jake and Bull trail system. No mileage will be lost, and the trails will be much safer and easier to ride and MUCH more sustainable.

Cape Fear SORBA Finishes 2012 with Big Wins, Sets Goals High for 2013


Cape Fear’s Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association had a banner year in 2012.  As we prepare to dream big and plan for 2013, let us first look at last year’s victories and accomplishments.

REI Awards Grant to SORBA Jax

SORBA Jax was recently awarded a $10,000 Seeding Grant from REI in January.  In March REI is opening it's first Florida location in Jacksonville at the Town Center.  Before moving into the community REI  offered local outdoor based organizations the opportunity to apply for this grant.

The Coldwater Mountain Trail Project Keeps Rolling Along

Sunday, February 3, 2013
The Trail Solutions IMBA trail building team is back on the mountain laying more trail on the ground. In November and December, the crew completed approximately 4 miles of green (easy) trail to attach to the existing 1.5 mile of green trail off the parking lot. This new trail also connects to the existing blue trail, creating an approximate 15 mile loop if you join them all together.

Subaru Tour de SORBA 2012 Grand Prize Winner

Jack Peugh won the 2012 Subaru Tour de SORBAWe congratulate Jack Peugh of Power Springs, GA as the winner of the 2012 Subaru Tour de SORBA contest. Jack is the new owner of a Trek Sawyer mountain bike. He was thrilled to win the bike, and can't wait to see how it handles the trails at Allatoona Creek near his home.

Southern Mountain Bike Summit Returns March 22nd-24th

Join your mountain biking friends and fellow advocates at the second Southern Mountain Bike Summit, March 22nd-24th, 2013 in Woodstock, GA. Woodstock’s City Center, including the Elm Street Theater, will house Summit meetings, and the Taylor Randahl Memorial Trails at Rope Mill Park and the Blankets Creek Trails at Lake Allatoona will be the trails of choice for riding on Friday and Saturday.

Friday, March 22
Starting at 8:30 am, Friday’s program is centered on our land manager partners.

Presentations include speakers from the following agencies:

Be Active in the Forest, Participate in CoTrails!

Want to make a difference in the Chattahoochee National Forest? Become active in CoTrails and attend the 2013 kick-off meeting on Saturday, January 26 at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area's Island Ford Visitors Center. You'll hear updates on the work they've done to date, participate in workshops, and help set the 2013 agenda to continue to achieve the objectives set out in the CoTrails Strategic Plan.

Bear Creek-Pinhoti Mega Work Party March 9

What better way to spend a day than in the forest, working on and riding your favorite trails? Join the Ellijay Mountain Bike Association (EMBA) as they host a Mega trail work party in the Chattahoochee National Forest on the Bear Creek and Pinhoti 1 & 2 sections of trails in North Georgia, near Ellijay. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m on March 9th, 2013, we'll be doing much-needed maintenance, then we'll treat ourselves to a ride afterward to enjoy the fruits of our labor.

SORBA Chapter Highlights for 2012

SORBA Chapter Highlights 2012

Here’s a sampling of the great work SORBA’s chapters accomplished this past year.


  • Became an IMBA Chapter with over 100 members
  • Constructed 15 miles of single track
  • Constructed a 90'L X 8'W X 10'T wooden bridge
  • Constructed a beginner-level pump track
  • Received two RTP grants totaling $137,000 for tools, 10-12 miles of additional flow trails, bathrooms, changing stations, showers, & bike wash stations

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