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!

Volunteer Leaders Needed for Sope Creek Trail on Friday, May 31st

National Trails Day at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is Friday, May 31st, and they need Volunteer Leaders

150 volunteers are scheduled to work on the Sope Creek Trail in the CRNRA on Friday, May 31st. Dave Thomas, the Park Volunteer Coordinator, has asked SORBA to supply leaders for this large group of volunteers. The volunteers will be installing new maps at intersections, and blocking off paths that go around the new bike weirs in the park (pedestrians are to go through the weirs, not around them).

Become a Bike VIP at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is looking for Bike VIP volunteers to assist users on the Sope Creek Trail.

Register for Races at Blankets Creek Woodstock, GA

Dear IMBA-SORBA Members and Supporters,

Our friends at Mountain Goat Adventures raised over $15,000 for SORBA Woodstock in 2012 to fund trail building and maintenance at Blankets Creek Trail System and Taylor Randhal Memorial Trails at Rope Mill Park. With six additional miles of trail planned for Rope Mill Park, Mountain Goat Adventures and SORBA Woodstock hope to surpass our 2012 fundraising in the upcoming year, and can use your support now more than ever!

Jake and Bull Mountain Reroutes are Under Construction

by Debbie Crowe

The USFS has hired a professional trail builder to implement the Jake and Bull Trail Improvement Project which will construct new trail to replace existing poorly located, and impossible to maintain, trails on the Jake and Bull trail system. No mileage will be lost, and the trails will be much safer and easier to ride and MUCH more sustainable.

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