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!

SORBA Creates First Provisional Chapter

ImageSORBA Tuscaloosa has been accepted by SORBA's Executive Board as the first provisional chapter in history. As a provisional chapter, SORBA Tuscaloosa has most rights and privileges of a regular chapter, but it lacks voting rights and an individual tax ID number. Provisional status allows the chapter to recruit members and raise donations until the next Board meeting, where they can apply for full chapter status. SORBA Tuscaloosa will be petitioning for full chapter status on November 22nd at the SORBA BOD meeting in Gainesville, GA.

"SORBA's Board meets only twice a year, which means that the Board can only create chapters once every six months. This wait was a stumbling block for new chapter formation. Pending chapters needed a faster way to recruit members, work with land managers, and raise funds for trail projects. Provisional status removes these obstacles, and gives the chapter a chance to prove its viability before the Board votes to confer full-chapter status on the club. This system works for the new chapter and for SORBA, so we're glad to welcome Tuscaloosa in this way," says Bob Grieco, SORBA President.

SORBA and Maxxis Team Up for Mountaintown Creek Work Party

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ImageOver 30 intrepid volunteers gathered on August 23rd to hike and clear the Mountaintown Creek Trail in the Chattahoochee-Oconee Forest outside of Ellijay, GA. Mountaintown Creek Trail is one of the more remote mountain biking trails in the forest, and one that mountain bikers hold near and dear for it's 5.6 miles of rocky, narrow, technical descent, laced with creek crossings. Riding this trail takes strength and skill, and hiking it does, too, especially when wielding trail tools.

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Mountaintown Creek Work Party

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