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!

The CoTrails Initiative Releases Trail Assesment, Begins Next Phase

CoTrails Participants, Thank you to the many of you who participated in this week’s CoTrails general meeting at the USFS-Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest Supervisor's Office in Gainesville, GA.

It was another productive and informative session. Jeremy Wimpey, who led the professional trails assessment team, presented the highlights of their final report on the 200+ miles of selected recreational trails they assessed. The full report is now available online for your review at this link:

NWGA Presents Check to Boys and Girls Clubs

NWGA SORBA donated a check to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Gordon, Murray, and Whitfield Counties. This is the third year that the chapter has helped fund the Club’s mountain bike program. “Our goal is to promote the growth of mountain biking in our next generation, and the Boys and Girls Club has been an excellent partner,” says Matt Smith, NWGA SORBA’s Kids’ Programs Director.

Gainesville SORBA Ring in the Spring a Success

Gainesville SORBA had their annual Ring in the Spring on April 7th, 2012. More than 30 cyclists turned out for a fun day of riding, eating and winning prizes! There was also a swap shop, and many good deals were had. The Discovery Ride gave riders a chance to collect checkpoints, learn about Chicopee Woods, and receive raffle tickets on their return.

Midlands SORBA Partners with South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism

In a place better known for sleepy Spanish moss than speedy adrenaline sports, a growing group of mountain bikers is amped about the rejuvenated biking scene.


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