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!

Yellow River Festival

ImageThe Gwinnett Area Trail Riders (GATRs) held the 1st annual Yellow River Festival on October 22nd at Yellow River Park. GATR hosted the festival to promote mountain biking in Gwinnett County Parks, attract new people to the sport and provide opportunities for kids to experience mountain biking.

Tumbling Creek Mountain Bike Rumble XI Rocks as 6 Hour Event

ImageThe 11th Annual Tumbling Creek Mountain Bike Rumble delivered on October 27th at Gainesville State College in Oakwood, GA. Traditionally a cross country race, the TCMBR was held as a six-hour endurance event this year. Under dazzling blue, clear skies 183 racers turned out for the challenge, making this one of the largest endurance events in the Southeast.

Glorious weather, great friends and family, and gracious competitors combined to give this event a festival feel. The atmosphere among the pit crews was jovial. Children ran, raced each other, and played in a giant mound of sand, all against the backdrop of the endurance race. Grillmaster Robert McBride cooked up burgers, brats, and dogs for the hungry masses, with Trips for Kids benefitting from the concession sales.

The IMBA Trail Care Crew Visits Chicopee Woods


The IMBA Trail Care Crew Comes to Chicopee Woods

Ryan and Kristen Butcher rolled into town March 30-April 1st to do some trail education, building, and riding at Chicopee Woods Mountain Bike Trail System in Gainesville, GA. On Friday Ryan, Kristen, and the Gainesville chapter SORBA reps met with the Land Manager, then they toured the trail, choosing an area to work on and flagging the line for the new trail.

IMBA Trail Care Crew Macon Visit

November 10-12, 2006

Visiting Trail Experts Will Inspire Local Trailbuilding; Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew Coming to MACON, GA.

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