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!

IMBA-SORBA Organizational Meeting in Dahlonega, GA

SORBA Woodstock Opens Van Michael Trail

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Well folks. It's done.

After nine months of hard work, over 2,600 volunteer man hours, a few surprises and paperwork galore, the newest trails at Blankets Creek are ready to ride!

The fundraising campaign that was vital to completing the Van Michael Trail and Mosquito Bite in such a short time frame has attracted over $60,000 in cash contributions. A lot of generous people have donated money, food and swag to raise the funds to rent the equipment and pay Pro-Trails to cut the trails.

Chicopee Woods Work Party on July 26th, sponsored by Gainesville SORBA and MAXXIS

ImageAnd, boy, do we mean party!! If you're a Crew Leader or volunteer, step up and help finish the newly cut trail at Chicopee Woods! SORBA Pro Trails and Gainesville SORBA have been working hard over the past several months cutting new trail, re-routing existing trails, building bridges, and just making Chicopee Woods a better place to ride. They still have a lot of finish work to do, and they're asking you to help them get it done! The party date is July 26th, 2008, and the location is Chicopee Woods Mountain Bike Trails in Gainesville, GA. We'll get the party started at 9 a.m. and finish up at 1:30 p.m.

If new trails aren't enough motivation to get you to swing a pulaski or lop some limbs, perhaps free stuff will reel you in. Our fantastic sponsors are kicking in for lunch and a schwag raffle for the volunteers! Along with our friends at Maxxis, Trek and CamelBak are throwing in goodies for our worker bees. All volunteers will have a chance to score bike gear-such as new tires, a multi-tool, or maybe a hydration pack. Come on out, and see how lucky you can be!

55nine Performance, Ergon, and Vassago Cycles Join Forces to Support IMBA-SORBA and Historic Trail

Dahlonega, Georgia – The 2008 Fool's Gold Mountain Bike Races & Festival put on by 55nine
Performance is teaming with the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA) to create a one-of-a-
kind festival in the Southeastern US.  Both 55nine Performance and IMBA-SORBA are working together
to support improvements of the existing trail system in the Bull Mountain area of Dahlonega, Georgia,
as well as to support development of new trail to an already epic area of the Chattahoochee National
Forest.  55nine Performance will be making a cash donation to IMBA-SORBA's Land Access Fund to
support the Bull & Jake Mountain trails which was the site of IMBA's first Epic ride.  Ergon is helping in
the efforts to grow IMBA-SORBA membership by giving away a limited number of grips to all those that
sign up as a IMBA-SORBA member through the Fool's Gold events.  Vassago Cycles will be present at the
Fool's Gold event to demo their line of bicycles and to raffle one 2008 Optimus Titanium 29er mountain
bike frame valued at over $1600.  Tickets will be sold at www.vassagocycles.com and at the event for
$20.00 each.  Proceeds from the Vassago frame raffle will also go towards the Bull & Jake Mountain area
trail fund. 

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