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!

Tsali'bration Debuts October 11-12

Most, if not all, of you have heard of and probably ridden at Tsali.  The original Right and Left loops were built in the early 80’s by a local Backcountry Horseman’s Association in conjunction with the Forest Service.  Then came the Thompson and Mouse Branch loops spearheaded by a dedicated group of off-road bike enthusiasts from NOC.  Over the ensuing years, thousands of people have enjoyed the remote experience that Tsali has to offer.  It’s time to return the love and come help maintain the trails at Tsali.

A Tale of Two Chapters

Changes for the Atlanta & Paulding Chapters of Georgia

by Annabeth Purcell

Premier international MTB tour guide to ride with SORBA in Highland Rides series, Plus Mexico and Scotland tours for members only

BikeToursDirect has partnered with SORBA to offer two overseas MTB tours in 2014 available exclusively to SORBA members. Details are below for tours in Scotland and Mexico next year, offered through BikeToursDirect and operated by H&I Adventures. To help educate SORBA members on this exciting travel program, BikeToursDirect staff and H&I Adventures owner and premier worldwide mountain bike tour guide Euan Wilson will be hosting a group ride series with several SORBA chapters.

SORBA Trail Love is Open for Business

Nine chapters have started using SORBA Trail Love, our new program for tracking trails and volunteer hours. The last two training sessions are scheduled for 7:00 PM on Wednesday, August 28th and Thursday, September 5th. Email colin.sorba@gmail.com to register a chapter representative for training on this great new tool.

Here’s a list of the volunteer hours entered for 2013. Upstate SORBA is on FIRE!

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