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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

SORBA Athens

  • Completed the first mile of trail on Athens-Clarke County land with a beginner loop at East Athens Community Park.
  • Began construction on an additional 3-4 miles of intermediate trail Hosted the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew.


  • Completed a 2-year long erosion-mitigation project at Hanna Park
  • Received a $10,000 grant from REI to purchase an equipment trailer, wood and material for our Tillie Fowler and Nocatee trail systems, and for food and prizes at our work days.  

SORBA Woodstock

  • Completed the Explorer Trail with the addition of a one mile third loop made possible by a $10,000 donation from Free-Flite Bicycles.
  • Raised $55,000 for the Fierce Trail with donations from the City of Woodstock and other sponsors solicited by Lisa Randall and Mountain Goat Adventures.
  • Raised around 12,000 I think from four races through a partnership with Mountain Goat Adventures.
  • Opened VMT 2.0 in May, after hiring Ethan Quehl to revamp the trail’s switchbacks and corners.
  • Construction started on new parking lot funded by Cherokee County.

Tallahassee Mountain Bike Association

  • Built an inline wallride and dirt jumps at Tom Brown, a city park in Tallahassee, FL.

Upstate SORBA

  • Logged over 2600 volunteer hours.
  • Completed a reroute of the Sulphur Springs Trail at Paris Mountain State Park.
  • Hosted 4 Alley Kat-style urban races.
  • Hosted Cranksgiving Weekend, which showcased the all-around rider with a Super-D event and a four-stage Enduro race.

We're looking forward to an even better 2013!