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!

Buy Blue, Give Green

ImageBlue Competition Cycles and IMBA-SORBA, Building Trails for the Future

For 2010 Blue Competition cycles has partnered with the International Mountain Bicycling Association-Southern Off RoadBicycle Association (IMBA-SORBA) to promote land access, trail preservation, and new trail development with the goal of enhancing mountain bike touring, racing, fun, and fellowship for all mountain bicyclists in the southeastern United States. While Blue is devoted to making great quality bicycles, they also understand that cyclists of all ages need places to ride their bikes, and committing to help non-profitgroups such as IMBA-SORBA is a great way to not only help promote the sport of cycling, but to ensure it has a bright future.

IMBA-SORBA Member Patrick Blythe Wins a Spot on the Airborne Flight Crew

ImageAirborne® Bicycles
recently announced a partnership with IMBA, and to kick off the new
relationship, Airborne gave IMBA members the chance to become part of its
first-ever Flight Crew. 10 enthusiastic riders were selected for the Flight
Crew, and our own Patrick Blythe grabbed one of the coveted slots! Patrick and
the rest of the Flight Crew will test out new Airborne bikes, post videos of
their adventures and represent Airborne® Bicycles at the upcoming Sea Otter
Classic, April 15-19, in Monterey, CA.

2010 Subaru Tour de SORBA and Subaru VIP Partners Program

ImageSubaru of America, Gary Fisher
Bicycles, Atlanta Cycling, Free-Flite Bicycles, Yakima and the Southern
Off-Road Bicycle Association again bring you two great promotions this year. Through the Subaru Tour de SORBA, SORBA members can register for a chance
to win a 2010 Gary Fisher HiFi Plus 29. SORBA members can also save money on the purchase of a new Subaru--dealer
invoice cost, minus two percent through the Subaru VIP Partners Program. 

Olde Rope Mill Park Mountain Bike Trails Construction Begins

SORBA Woodstock has begun construction on the Taylor Randahl
Memorial Trails at Olde Building trail at Olde Rope Mill ParkRope Mill Park in Woodstock, GA. 
These trails were made possible by the City of Woodstock, Georgia, when
their City Council voted last year to provide $150,000 of funding in their 2010
budget to build approximately 10 miles of single track on some ideal terrain on
both sides of the Little River that runs through the park.  SORBA Woodstock also received valuable
support from Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) in the form of a $10,000 grant
targeted for this project. The first phase of this intermediate trail system
will be a five mile loop on the south side of the river.  The trail is named in memory of Taylor
Randahl, a Cherokee County high school mountain biker who was tragically killed
in a road cycling accident on April 14, 2000.

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