IMBA-SORBA chapters are busy building, maintaining, and riding trails in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Scroll the list to learn about the chapter near you.
The Appalachian Mountain Bike Club (AMBC) is based in Knoxville, Tennessee and has been an SORBA chapter since August 2007. We are commited to complement the goals and purpose of IMBA-SORBA.
Since 1994, BUMP has gained and maintained access to Oak Mountain State Park and Trussville Sports Complex, built miles of new trail, and maintained the relationships with land mangers and state and local governments necessary to maintain this trail access. In the fall of 2010 BUMP became a new chapter of IMBA-SORBA.
The Cape Fear SORBA chapter was approved November 2009. Located in Wilmington and the Cape Fear Coast area of North Carolina. They are working with New Hanover County Parks on the Blue Clay Bicycle Park.
We are a mountain biking organization located in Central Alabama centralized from the Auburn area. We are dedicated to improving the lives of the people living and visiting East Alabama. Our Mission is to promote trail advocacy, health, wellness, and education by developing,maintaining, and riding sustainable multi-use trails. Our Vision is to improve the quality of life for the people in the communities we serve by developing mutually beneficial relationships that support the growth of multi-use trail systems and the promotion of outdoor activities.
CSRA (Central Savannah River Area) meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm at Nacho Mamas restaurant on Broad Street in downtown Augusta, Georgia. They hosted the 2010 IMBA World Mountain Bike Summit.
This chapter is covering LaGrange and Columbus Georgia to Auburn and Opelika Alabama, located in the Chattahoochee Valley Area and will go by CVA-SORBA. They became a SORBA chapter in November 2007. Their big trail project is at West Point Lake with the Army Corps.
The Ellijay, Georgia chapter (EMBA) of SORBA is promoting trail maintenance in the Highway 515 corridor counties of North Georgia. They are dedicated to having fun and riding bikes, check their web calendar for upcoming events.
The Palm Coast / Flagler Beach area of Florida chapter (FABS) was approved in March 2011. They will create area trails, organize group rides, protect the habitat and build relationships with landowners and land managers.
The Gainesville, Georgia chapter of SORBA meeting locations and times can be found on their website's Schedule of events. They host the summertime Thursday Night Time trial series at Chicopee Woods.
Formed in 1995 and given chapter status in March 2011, the GFTS has dedicated itself to trail access, building and maintenance. They are responsible for taking North Carolina's Guilford County from only ten miles of trail to almost 40 miles and creating the "Zone" jump park.
The Gwinnett Area Trail Riders (GATR) invite you to join them on the Gwinnett County Park's bike trails, including Yellow River Park, Tribble Mill Park and the planned Harbin-Alcovy River Park. They host the Yellow River Festival in the fall.
The Columbia South Carolina chapter (Midlands SORBA) was approved in March 2011. With a focus on local and national mountain bike advocacy, education, and recreation.
The Nantahala Area SORBA chapter is forming in Western North Carolina, board approved March 2011. They will be maintaining trails in the Nantahala National Forest, including Panthertown Valley and the world-famous Tsali Recreation Area.
The Northeast Alabama Bicycle Association (NEABA) was formed in 1988 and is a now a chapter of SORBA (November 2010). Our chapter covers much of Northeast Alabama and is involved in maintaining approximately 30 miles of local trails in the Choccolocco State Forest, Cheaha State Park, the Talladega National Forest, and most recently on Forever Wild's Coldwater Mountain tract.
The Northwest Georgia SORBA chapter was approved August 2004 and serves the northwest corner of Georgia in these counties: Chattooga, Polk, Floyd, Gordon, Whitfield, Murray, Dade. They organized the Snake Creek Gap 6 Mountain Time Trial Series the first Saturday in January, February and March.
This is the Middle Georgia chapter or OMBA and they started in 1999. The chapter meets the first Thursday of every month at the LH Thomson Factory, ride at 6pm and meet at 7pm in the factory breakroom. In addition to building and maintaining area trails, we typically hosts mountain bike events as our primary fund-raisers each year.
The Paulding County, Georgia chapter was adopted in March of 2007. They are involved in maintaining the Super Silver Comet Sidetrail which runs parallel to the Silver Comet trail. Once completed, this intermediate, but challenging, single-track trail will extend 10 miles from the Florence Road trailhead at the 11.6 mile mark of the Silver Comet trail to the Pumpkin Vine Creek train trestle. The trail is ready to ride now, however some sections that are still under construction and will force you to ride on the paved Silver Comet trail.
Serving Asheville and the western North Carolina area. The Pisgah Area SORBA chapter was adopted in November 2005. They are working in and around Pisgah National Forest including state and municipal parks.
The Roswell Alpharetta Mountain Biking Organization (RAMBO) dates back to 1999. Thier goals include the planning of new trails, maintenance and improvement of existing mountain bike trails used by riders in our area. We also seek to enhance the experience of all levels of mountain bikers… from beginner to hardcore. Both of these goals are served by sponsoring training and instruction sessions, fun community events, trail work parties, and sharing the issues facing mountain biking in our community.
The Athens, Georgia chapter of SORBA exists in order to specifically serve the needs of SORBA members in the Athens Area. This is not limited to just the city of Athens, but includes the surrounding areas and counties.
SORBA-Atlanta holds its monthly meetings at various trail heads and locations, check their website for details.
The Chattanooga, Tennessee chapter of SORBA meeting locations and times can be found on their website's Schedule of events. They are building a trail systems at Raccoon Mountain, Enterpise South and Five Points.
SORBA-Huntsville is the first chapter to join us from Alabama. They were approved at the November 2004 Board Meeting. They hold a great fat tire festival in the fall at Monte Sano State Park.
The Jacksonville Florida area chapter was approved in March 2011 for the promoting off-road bicycling as sport, transportation, and recreation.
The Middle Tennessee chapter (formerly the Lock4 Trailblazers) has changed their name and expanded to a larger service area. This change was approved at the March 2005 Board meeting.
SORBA Tri-Cities chapter is an advocacy organization dedicated to the enhancement of mountain biking and the preservation of, and access to, trails across Northeast Tennessee.
The Woodstock Chapter meetings are the Monday before the third Saturday of each month. Check the chapter website for location and time. Trail work parties are held held the third Saturday of each month. They take care of the Blankets Creek trail system on Lake Allatoona and host Pedalpalooza.
The newly-formed SAMBA chapter is the first to serve Alabama's coastal region. By supporting the City of Mobile, Baldwin and Mobile counties we can bring people and resources together making our current trails even better, adding new trail systems in the area.
The SEGA-SORBA chapter is the first to serve Georgia's coastal region. Visit our Facebook page for more info.
The first SORBA chapter in Florida was created in August of 2006. The local area mountain bicyclists gathered together and formed the Tallahassee Mountain Bike Association.
The Tarheel Trailblazers was founded in 1990 by a handful of local mountain bike enthusiasts and is now chapter of IMBA-SORBA (fall 2010). Our volunteers work directly with local land managers, building and assisting in the maintenance of sustainable mountain bike trails, in the Metro - Charlotte, North Carolnia region and including the Uwharrie National Forest.
The Triangle Off-Road Cyclists (TORC) chapter have formed a new chapter that was adopted in August 2005. They are a member based organization dedicated to promoting, building and maintaining sustainable trail access for mountain bicyclists within the greater Triangle area of North Carolina. Serving Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, NC.
The county of Habersham, Georgia formed this chapter of SORBA, located in North Georgia's Chattahoochee watershed.
This South Carolina chapter of SORBA was adopted in August of 2007. This group supports mountain biking in the Upstate area of South Carolina by providing a social network of riders and like-minded people. Monthly meetings, special events, group rides, and other activities provide a setting where those seeking to learn more about mountain biking or improve their skills or fitness can find a welcoming, friendly environment.
The Tuscaloosa, Alabama chapter of SORBA (WAMBA - West Alabama Mountain Biking Association) was established in 2008. WAMBA's main objective is to keep the trails you ride available for all mountain bikers and those that have a passion for the great outdoors.