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!

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.

Just in Time for the World Summit: More Bicycle Fun for North Augusta!

SORBA-CSRA ,  the City of
North Augusta
and Andy Jordan’s Bicycle Warehouse have contracted with B4 Consulting
and Construction Inc. to build a bicycle pump track, just in time for the IMBA
World Mountain Bike Summit,  May 5-8 in Augusta, GA. The Riverview Pump Track is made possible by
Specialized Bicycles, the City of North Augusta, SORBA-CSRA, Andy Jordan’s
Bicycle Warehouse, Fox Racing Shox and WH Reeves Construction Co.

2010 IMBA World Summit—Why Should I Attend?

by Ellis
Alexander


The 2010 IMBA World Summit in
August, GA from May 5-8, 2010 presents a unique opportunity forEllis Alexander mountain bikers
in the Southeastern U.S. The international organization that advocates for our
sport has chosen to bring their biennial event to our region, which is a great
honor for SORBA and the Central Savannah River Area chapter hosting this summit.  This event is the largest gathering in
the world of mountain biking advocates, land managers, trailbuilders, park
planners, tourism officials and the bike industry.

DSG goes Bass Ackwards in 2010

DSG Bass AckwardsMay 15,2010 is the 4th annual Dirt, Sweat & Gears (DSG) race.  Also known as The Mountain Bike Shindig,Dirt, Sweat & Gears is a weekend of activities for competitors, support crew, family, friends and fans.  DSG is quickly becoming one of the premier endurance mountain bike races in the country, with 412 racers from all over the country competing last year.  This year is setting up to be even bigger and better in Bass-ackwards style! 

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