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!

Paulding SORBA Taps into Community Volunteers

Last summer, in a joint effort with West Ridge Church, over 100 volunteers participated in a two-day event to complete a 1-mile beginner trail at Sara Babb Park in Dallas, Georgia. On March 21st, 2009 Paulding SORBA will join with two local Starbuck Coffee Shops in a Make Your Mark Community Volunteer project. Starbucks will recruit staff and customers to work on Paulding SORBA's Gateway Trails project at Mount Tabor Park in Paulding County, Georgia. The goal is to accumulate 100 hours of volunteer time in this one-day event. With the 100 hours of volunteer time Paulding SORBA will be able to apply for up to a $1000 grant from Starbucks.

Congratulations Subaru Tour de SORBA 2008 Winners!

Trail Riders and Land Agencies Both Win When They Cooperate

ImageTwo wonderful trail projects are being developed as you read this. Each project is at a different stage of development, but both are the result of supportive cooperation between volunteers and the responsible government land manager agency. Neither project would exist without this cooperation. Both projects were initiated by volunteer suggestions and supporting action. The Dry Creek Trail System is the larger of the two projects. It will provide 25 miles of shared trails to be enjoyed by equestrians, mountain bicyclists, and hikers. The Garland Mountain Horse & Hike Trails will provide 12 miles of trails shared by equestrians and hikers. Both trail systems will provide multiple loops so users may travel short or long distances as they desire.

SORBA to Benefit from Dirt, Sweat & Gears Race

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