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!

Midlands SORBA Plans, Builds New Trails and MTB Patrol

Midlands SORBA expanded the trail system at Poinsett State Park by three miles in 2015. The new trail, the Cowasee Trail, is an extension of the Whippoorwill Trail. An additional three miles has been routed, and is ready for construction. Signage and map updates for the new singletrack are still in progress, but the new open trail is fully visible and easy to follow. 

SORBA Orlando MOU Opens Orlando MTB Park

SORBA Orlando recently signed an MOU with the City or Orlando to open the Orlando Mountain Bike Park.  The park was built on former Orlando Naval Station property, donated through the National Parks Service to the City of Orlando.. This park is the only urban bike park in the Orlando area, and it has the only pump track in Central Florida.

IMBA-SORBA Atlanta enters into a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Chattahoochee Hills

On Tuesday December 1, 2015 the Mayor and the Board of Commissioners of the City of Chattahoochee Hills, GA approved a Memorandum of Understanding by unanimous vote between IMBA-SORBA Atlanta and the City. This MOU lays the framework for mutually beneficial work at the Cochran Mill Park multi-use trails. Under this MOU, the Atlanta Chapter will be involved in maintenance and construction at Cochran Mill Park. The Park has over 16 miles of trails that are open for mountain bikes, and is a major resource for outdoor recreation for multiple user groups in the South Metro Area.

NWNC MTB Alliance and Trail Partners Host Successful Work Party

The Northwest North Carolina Mountain Bike Alliance recently joined their trail partners to work on Greentown Trail in the Pisgah National Forest. “Our trail partners are supportive users of these trails, and The Alliance as successfully joined with them to provide upkeep on our trails in the forest. Partnerships are key to our success in the Pisgah Forest, and we are glad that we get to work with enthusiastic volunteers, both inside and outside the mountain biking community,” says Paul Stahlschmidt, NWNC MTB Alliance President.

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