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!

Oak Mountain State Park Epic Red Trail Grows to 28 Miles with More on the Horizon

With help from a Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant and Shelby County, Alabama, Birmingham Urban Mountain Pedalers (BUMP) designed and completed 4.6 miles of new trail at Oak Mountain State Park to grow the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) Epic trail to 28 miles.  Volunteers put in over 1,500 hours between September 18, 2011 and October 23, 2011 constructing 1.2 miles of hand built singletrack to complete the new Jekyll & Hyde trail at Oak Mountain State Park.  The upper,

Volunteers From Across The Region Help Improve Trails at Tsali

About 40 volunteers who traveled to Western North Carolina from as far away as Florida and Virginia recently he

North Carolina Mountain Bikers Celebrate New Trail at Uwharrie

Riders at Uwharrie grand opening

It was a picture-perfect day, the kind you want to write home, post on Facebook, Tweet, and blog about. The sky was a cloudless, brilliant, baby blue that made you sit up, take notice, remembering just why you enjoy mountain biking so much, rivaled only by the yellows, reds, and oranges of autumn’s leaves that surrounded you. The temperatures were as delightful as the visual display, not too hot, not too cold, and the humidity just right.

Party in the Piedmont November 12th

The Uwharrie National Forest Wood Run Area Trailhead is the place to be on Saturday, November 12th.


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