IMBA-SORBA members enjoy special deals, programs and discounts. Click here to see a list of current benefits. Check back often as we're continually ehancing the package.
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The larger we become, the louder our voice can resonate with land managers and elected officials to promote mountain biking.
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You may now login to your account and update your address. You can also see you giving history and membership status, and update your communication preferences and the information of your related organizations.
You can also contact IMBA-SORBA at email@example.com or 1-888-442-4622 and tell us your new address.
For a limited time only, members of SORBA are eligible for the Subaru VIP Partners Program. Save between $1,300 - $3,300 off the manufacturer's suggested retail price (depending on model and accessories) on the purchase or lease of a new Subaru from participating dealers.
With each purchase or lease through the Subaru VIP Partners Program, Subaru will donate $200 to SORBA for the Land Access Fund. Subaru supports SORBA's dedication in promoting land access, trail preservation and new trail development to enhance mountain bike touring, racing, fun, and fellowship for all mountain bikers in the southeastern United States.
To qualify you must be a current SORBA member for at least six consecutive months prior to participation in this program. Please contact Walt Bready (email: SubaruVIP at sorba.org) BEFORE visiting your local Subaru dealer, or for more information regarding the Subaru VIP Partners Program. Visit www.subaru.com for more information on the full Subaru product line.
Subaru is the official vehicle of SORBA
Every time you buy a toner or inkjet cartridge from Advantage Laser Products, they will donate 30% of the proceeds to SORBA. This is great for businesses too, setup a regular account.
They also buy empty toner and inkjet cartridges. This is a great way to insure that empty toner cartridges are recycled and you can make money at the same time. Click here for more info.
Shop their website at www.advlaser.com or call them at 404-351-2700, toll free 800-722-2804. Be sure to mention SORBA when placing your order.
The Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association is pleased to anounce its support of Trips for Kids. A non-profit organization, TFK provides the materials, moral support and inspiration that an individual or group needs in order to successfully start their own Trips for Kids Chapter.
Want free gear? Then it`s time to up those volunteer hours! Trek Bicycles has initiated a volunteer rewards program with SORBA to donate wheelsets, duffel bags, and other swag to volunteers for trail maintenance...It DOES pay to get involved!
IMBA's National Mountain Bike Patrol (NMBP) program organizes and supports volunteer bike patrols throughout the United States and around the world. Patrollers provide assistance to hikers, equestrians, and especially mountain bikers. They give information, provides directions, help in minor repairs, and provide first aid. For more information on the NMBP visit www.imba.com.
For all trail and off road enthusiasts, land agencies, and aspiring advocacy groups.
This course will be taught at Gainesville State College in Oakwood, Georgia. Next class are planned for January and March 2014.
The focus of the course is on shared-use trails however some specialized single use applications will also be addressed. This course is designed around current, modern, low impact trail design and construction practices and complies with current specifications by most land agencies.
All classes will start at 9:00am and end around 3:30pm. Lunch will be on your own.
The classroom portion will cover all aspects of how to properly design and layout a trail. We will discuss issues on how to avoid erosion, user conflicts, and impact problems through design. It will give you a good working knowledge of what causes trails to erode through water/soil relationships. A Test on the subjects covered will be taken just before lunch.
The field portion will entail putting what we covered in the class to work by actually laying out a new section of trail.
The classroom portion will cover corridor clearing for all types of use and proper hand tool use and safety. Different types of trail construction, building full bench cut and tread armoring sections. How to build turns (climbing, switchback and insloped). What to do in wetlands and for water crossings. Maintenance issues on well-designed and poorly designed trails. We will discuss how to make long-term repairs, and lower environmental impacts. Drainage solutions and techniques along with rerouting and reclaiming damaged trail. A test on the subjects will be taken just before lunch.
A Test on the subjects covered will be taken just before lunch.
The field portion will put your construction knowledge to work clearing and/or constructing new trail, also we look at rerouting an old section of trail and/or building a series of water control devices.
This final session will be held outdoors and broken into three portions; organizing the workday, selecting and getting your crew to the work site, overseeing the project and then returning to the trailhead. Safety and efficiency are the focus of this session. Because of the nature of this level of leadership, all participants in this session will be required to pass the test in all previous sessions before attending.
Graduation for all that qualify will be held at the end of this session.
The minimum age for the course is 18. The course will be limited to a maximum of 15 participants. The IMBA Trail Solutions book and an interactive power point show will be provided. The sessions will run approximately 6 hours long (3 classroom, lunch break, 2- field).
The cost is $75 for the full round of three classes. Out of state participants are encouraged to come and a $150 fee per person (full course) will apply.