The Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA) is the largest nonprofit mountain biking organization in the Southeast. Our members work with land managers in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee to create trails and trail systems for mountain bikers and other users to enjoy. Through advocacy, education, and recreational opportunities, SORBA carries out its mission to promote land access, trail preservation, and new trail development in order to enhance mountain bike touring, racing, fun, and fellowship for all mountain bicyclists in the southeastern United States.

We have partnered with the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) and now represent over 4,000 members who help steward miles and miles of great trails in a seven-state area. The best riding in the Southeast is found on trails maintained by our volunteers. Our members love singletrack, rocks, roots, and logs, and we employ IMBA's trailbuilding practices to ensure that our trails are sustainable and challenging.

IMBA-SORBA relies on our wonderful members to carry out our mission. Our volunteers donate thousands of hours each year to advocate for trail access, build trails, and maintain trails. Join IMBA-SORBA today!

Northeast Alabama Biking & Trail Survey - 2014

The Center for Economic Development at Jacksonville State University is surveying bikers to prepare an Economic and Usage Analysis for the following:

- Enhancement and expansion of Coldwater Mountain Bike Trail (currently 25 miles with an estimated 10-12 additional miles anticipated to be completed by the end of 2014;
- Expansion of the Chief Ladiga Trail (currently a 33 mile rail trail which connects to the Silver Comet Trail in Georgia);
- Potential of a 4-day “Stage Race” to include time trials, road racing; Criterium, and a circuit race.

IMBA-SORBA West Georgia Announces Mountain Bike Patrol

by Wes Allen

IMBA-SORBA West Georgia is proud to announce its new bike patrol. The patrol was originally started in 2013 with only the Patrol Director, Wes Allen, and has quickly grown to six patrollers with more expected to join.

Flagler Area Biking Blazes Ahead

by Kevin Phelps

FAB logoFlagler Area Biking has been busy! During the last few months they've signed an MOU with a state park, officially incorporated two trails into our SORBA chapter, been approved to build a jump park and skills area at Chuck Lennon Park, and hosted a very successful race that brought roadies and mountain bikers together, and they have been awarded Florida's Off-Road Bicycle Club of the Year!

SAMBA Receives IMBA/Osprey “Let’s Build Trails” Grant

SAMBA, serving the Mobile, AL area, is excited to announce that they received their first grant since forming as an IMBA-SORBA chapter.  The chapter was awarded an IMBA/Osprey “Let’s Build Trails” grant of $400.  The money will be used to buy tools and dirt.  SAMBA is looking forward re-building and re-routing some trails that have been heavily damaged throughout the years from storms and neglect.
 

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