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!

Register to Attend the 2014 Southern Mountain Bike Summit

Registration for the 2014 Southern Mountain Bike Summit is now open!

NEABA SORBA will host the Summit March 21-23in Anniston, AL. Advocates, enthusiasts, industry representatives, public officials and public servants will gather in Alabama’s scenic piedmont area to present, learn, network, socialize, and, of course, ride bicycles. The Bridge in downtown Anniston, owned and operated by the First United Methodist Church, will house Summit meetings.

Ice Damage Leads to Trail Closures for CSRA Trails

The recent ice storm hit the Augusta, GA and Aiken, SC area hard. If you live out of town and were planning on visiting FATS in the next few weeks, you should reschedule your trip. Not only is FATS wet from the recent ice storm, but the downed trees and branches have made a majority of the loops impassable. This is true for most of the other trails in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) as well.

Most residents in the CSRA, and our local volunteers, have had their power restored, but they will be taking care of damage to their homes and yards first.

Hank Albritton of CAMP Wins Subaru--IMBA-SORBA Trek Bike Give-Away

Hank Albritton, a member of the Centrail Alabama Mountain Pedalers, is the proud new owner of a 2013 Trek Stashe, courtesy of Subaru and Free-Flite Bicycles of Marietta. Twice a year Subaru, IMBA-SORBA,  Atlanta Cycling and Free-Flite Bicycles hold a drawing to give away a new Trek bike to a SORBA member. All current IMBA-SORBA members are eligible to win. You can sign up for the drawing at an event where the IMBA-SORBA Subaru is present.

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Jake and Bull Mountain Poker Ride Returns

The Chattahoochee Trail Horse Association and the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association are hosting the second annual Collaborative Poker Ride fundraiser on Saturday, May 17, 2014 on the Jake and Bull Mountain Trail System outside of Dahlonega, GA. The price of admission is $25 for riders and $15 for non-riders, and includes one poker hand, one raffle ticket, and lunch. Extra poker hands can be purchased for $5 each. A t-shirt is included for those who pre-register, or can be purchased during the event for $12. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased for $1 each or 11 for $10.

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