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!

Bear Creek-Pinhoti Mega Work Party March 9

What better way to spend a day than in the forest, working on and riding your favorite trails? Join the Ellijay Mountain Bike Association (EMBA) as they host a Mega trail work party in the Chattahoochee National Forest on the Bear Creek and Pinhoti 1 & 2 sections of trails in North Georgia, near Ellijay. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m on March 9th, 2013, we'll be doing much-needed maintenance, then we'll treat ourselves to a ride afterward to enjoy the fruits of our labor.

SORBA Chapter Highlights for 2012

SORBA Chapter Highlights 2012

Here’s a sampling of the great work SORBA’s chapters accomplished this past year.

CAMP

  • Became an IMBA Chapter with over 100 members
  • Constructed 15 miles of single track
  • Constructed a 90'L X 8'W X 10'T wooden bridge
  • Constructed a beginner-level pump track
  • Received two RTP grants totaling $137,000 for tools, 10-12 miles of additional flow trails, bathrooms, changing stations, showers, & bike wash stations

SORBA Athens

Midlands SORBA Announces New Trail at Poinsett State Park

by Colby King, Midlands SORBA Secretary

Alabama Trails Conference to be Nov. 1-2 in Jacksonville, AL

Get a foot up on some of Alabama’s top trails and their evolution during the second Alabama Trails Conference Nov. 1-2 at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville.

“Dream, Plan, Build,” a two-day conference at the university’s Houston Cole Library, will include programs involving some of Alabama’s top trail planners, designers and builders and how they are helping make the state one of the premier destination for trail enthusiasts whether they prefer peddling, paddling, throttling or trekking.

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