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!

Show Your Love for the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest

Trails don’t take care of themselves—CoTrails volunteers do! 
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Examining Proposed Fee Change for Mountain Biking at Georgia State Parks

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, State Parks Division has proposed $2 per-user fees for mountain biking at Unicoi, Fort Yargo and Hard Labor Creek State Parks, while maintaining the $3 fee at Fort Mountain State Park (in effect since 1997). The proposed new fees would go into effect in March, 2012.

SORBA Jax Trail Care Crew Weekend

During the weekend of November 17 through 20th, the Jacksonville, Florida chapter of SORBA (SORBA-JAX) welcomed the IMBA Trail Care Crew for a weekend of advocacy, education, trail building and, of course, riding.  After arriving in Jacksonville on Thursday, November 17th Jake Carsten and Jenny Abraham kicked off their busy weekend with a tour of Jacksonville’s premier trail system located at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park.  Jake and Jenny were given a taste of northeast Florida trails, which are typically rooty, sandy, tight and technical.  On Friday, Jake and Jenny, along

SORBA Board of Directors Hold Annual Fall Business Meeting

The SORBA Board of Directors gathered on a beautiful fall day at Elachee Nature Science Center on November 17th for their annual fall meeting. The Executive Board, Chapter Presidents, staff, and guests, about 70 people in all, filled the conference room for a day of elections, business, and networking with the leaders who make mountain biking better and better in the Southeast.

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