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!

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!

Cape Fear

It’s Been a Soggy Spring and Summer

You know we’ve had a lot of rain in the Southeast when the Seattle forecast is consistently drier than ours. Georgia’s summer is the 4th wettest on record, looking back 135 years. And, the long range outlook for the fall shows that the wet trend will continue. Our trails have been rode hard and put up wet, so Erik Rippon, President of SORBA Chattanooga offers some advice for riders, and it applies whether you’re riding in Chattanooga or elsewhere.

Please remember our trails must dry prior to use to avoid long-term damage.

SORBA Trail Love Debuts in July

Volunteers are the lifeblood, the backbone, of our organization, and we want them to know their work is appreciated. We also want our land managers to know how hard our trailbuildervolunteers work to build and maintain their trails.

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