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!

SORBA-CSRA Fetes South Carolina Chapters

On Saturday, June 6th, SORBA's Central Savannah River Area chapter hosted the South Carolina SORBA chapters at a regional National Trails Day ride and picnic at the Long Cane Ho


SORBA MidTN Gets Approval for Cane Ridge Trail System, Responds to Montgomery Bell Storm Damage

Metro Nashville Parks is collaborating with the SORBA Middle Tennessee chapter, for a new trail system at Cane Ridge, Park. SORBA Middle Tennessee helped design the trails, and will assist in the construction and the maintenance of the trails. Phase 1 construction, slated to begin this summer, creates two miles of trail. Once all phases are complete, the park will boast nine miles of mountain bike trails for riders of all skill levels.

Exemplary Encore for Pedalpalooza

On May 7th, SORBA Woodstock’s Pedalpalooza Festival returned with a full-day celebration of bike demos, competitions, group rides, prizes, and the grand opening of Quehl Holler, Blankets Creek’s newest attraction. Over 200 riders of all ages came out to enjoy the sunshine and festivities. Demos were offered by Out Spokin’ Bicycles, Free Flite Bicycles, Reality Bikes, and A raffle, benefitting the Woodstock chapter, sent participants home with gift certificates from Thompson, REI, and Van Michael Salon, plus helmets, cyclocomputers, multitools, and pumps from Specialized. Good food was on hand, everyone enjoyed the festival, but the star of the day was Quehl Holler.

SORBA-Jax Signs Historic Agreement

Jacksonville, Florida mountain bikers recently enjoyed a historic day, signing the first agreement between area mountain bikers and the City of Jacksonville. On Monday, May 23 SORBA-Jax signed a Friends of Hanna Park agreement that allows the chapter to work on several projects with the City.


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