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!

IMBA and SORBA Board of Directors Convene in Gainesville, GA

The Board of Directors Meetings for the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) and the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA) will be in Gainesville, GA on November 9th and 10th at the Elachee Science Nature Center. IMBA’s Board chose Gainesville as their meeting site in recognition of the contributions that the Southeastern Region has made to mountain bicycling advocacy.

IMBA-SORBA Selects Woodstock, GA to Host 2013 Southern Mountain Bike Summit

IMBA-SORBA (International Mountain Biking Association-Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association) announces that SORBA Woodstock and the City of Woodstock, GA will host the second biannual Southern Mountain Bike Summit, March 22nd-24th, 2013. Advocates, enthusiasts, industry representatives, public officials and public servants will gather in Georgia’s scenic Piedmont to present, learn, network, socialize, and, of course, ride bicycles.

Let's Preserve the Recreational Trails Program (RTP)

The news that the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) survived the reauthorization of the transportation bill this year and remain fully funded should be really good news, right?  Now we in the trails community can kick back and begin to write new grants for more trails and wait for the projects to begin.

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:


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