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!

Annual Fund

Dear IMBA-SORBA Supporter,

ImageYou know you want to ride--so do we. IMBA and SORBA, the organizations that help create, preserve and enhance mountain biking trails, are grateful for your support. Your contribution to the 2008 Annual Fund will allow us to continue to work together to achieve our goals this year and in the year ahead.

Some examples of how Annual Fund donations were used in your backyard include:

  • Ten fully supported Trips for Kids Rides in the SORBA Service area
  • Tools for the Fat of the Land Chapter in Tallahassee, Florida; Appalachian Mountain Bike Association SORBA in Knoxville, Tennessee; and Paulding SORBA in Paulding County, Georgia
  • The National Trails Day weekend at Bent Creek in Asheville, North Carolina
  • Tool trailer support for the Triangle Off-Road Cyclists chapter in Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina
  • 34 additional trail projects implemented by SORBA clubs in 2007

National Parks Service Seeks Public Input on Master Plan for Chattahoochee National Recreation Area

ImageThe National Parks Service has released the Supplemental Draft General Management Plan / Environmental Impact Statement, which evaluates six alternatives for the future management of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. It defines the strategies that will allow for diverse visitor use of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, protect park resources, and provide for the enjoyment of the people. SORBA supports the preferred Alternative F, as it allows for increased off-road trail riding in the park. Review the plan documents and register your input at http://parkplanning.nps.gov. Under the "Choose a Park" drop-down window, find Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and then click "Go".

Public input meetings are scheduled, and we ask that you attend one of these meetings, if possible. Let's get mountain bikes riding throughout the park!

Pisgah Area SORBA Presents Check to US Forest Service Pisgah Ranger District

Boys and Girls Club to Attend Yellow River Park Mountain Bike Festival

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