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!

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SORBA-Huntsville's Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew Visit

ImageOver the Halloween weekend, SORBA-Huntsville was graced by a visit from Kelly and Collins Bishop of the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew (TCC). We started off on a cold Thursday night, gathered in the Monte Sano State Park Lodge. A crackling fire, plenty of food, and camaraderie kept us nice and warm. We discussed and brainstormed ways to improve our club from its origins as a trail building group to a well-rounded group equally divided between advocacy, socializing, and trail work. Adding to the mix, and broadening the discussion, were the folks from the Southeastern Climbing Coalition (SCC), and private bike parks.

On Saturday, forty-plus people attended the TCC’s trail building school. Representatives from diverse user groups attended, including hikers, and bikers, as well as land managers. Attendees came from Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, and, of course, Sweet Home Alabama. This great event was co-hosted by the Land Trust of Huntsville & North Alabama and SORBA-Huntsville.

During the first four hours of the school we learned sustainable trail construction and maintenance. Our hosts from the Land Trust kept us well-fed and awake with Starbucks coffee, donuts, fruit, veggies, crackers & cheese, and water. The thrill factor kept us going, too, with several hundred dollars in door prizes given away. We won hats, water bottles, t-shirts, gloves, sweatshirts, lunch boxes, gift certificates, and more. We cannot thank our sponsors enough--Fleet Feet Huntsville, Bicycle Etc., Trailhead, Inc., 1st Place Athletic, ClifBar, Mountain High Outfitters, and the SCC.

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day 2008

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