SORBA staff have kept the Outbacks on the road in March and spent the last two weeks showing off to bicycle enthusiasts and others at the Southeastern Bike EXPO in Conyers, Georgia and to the IMBA-SORBA Southeastern Mountain Bike Summit in Anniston, AL.
The Outbacks greeted Expo attendees at the entrance gate on March 15th and those who stopped by the IMBA-SORBA tent were given a chance to win a TREK Gary Fisher Excalibur provided by Atlanta Bicycling and FreeFlite Bicycles! Attendees spent thee day at the Olympic horse Park racing, riding new bikes, socializing, and hanging out with IMBA-SORBA members. The weather was great on Saturday and everyone seemed to have a great time testing all the cool new bike gear for 2014. One of those lucky SORBA members who stopped by to renew (or join) or just to chat about their latest amazing mountain bike ride, will be in a drawing for the bike this June.
March 21st - and 22nd, the cars carried IMBA-SORBA staff to the Summit in Anniston, Alabama where 200 mountain bikers and land managers met to discuss the future of mountain biking in the southeast. With a focus on the success story of Coldwater Mountain, one of the newest IMBA Ride Center projects, participants discussed how to create destination and neighborhood trail systems. The emphasis was on building trail communities by partnering with land managers and other local officials to create great trail systems. Other programs dealt with safety on trail work days and rides and a dramatic, live, on-site demonstration by the Anniston Fire Department on the Coldwater Trails. To be sure, there were lots of riding opportunities on the new state-of the art Coldwater trails, and plenty of time to socialize with other mountain bike advocates from the southeast. And yes, everyone got the chance to win the Subaru Tour de SORBA bike give-away.
The Tour De SORBA will next stop at Guntersville State Park for the Alabama Trails Conference, April 10th and 11th. See you there.