2021 Board of Directors Meeting

Keep up to date on the schedule of our Fall Board of Directors Meeting and register for the event.

Celebrating 30 Years!

SORBA is the most effective nonprofit mountain biking organization in the Southeast


With 46 chapters in 7 states, we are the largest nonprofit mountain biking organization in the Southeast.



Our chapters & members build and maintain sustainable mountain bike trails for everyone to enjoy.

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We are dedicated to respecting the environment; building and riding trails respectfully.



Whether you’re an experienced rider or just starting out, we’ll connect you with the MTB scene.

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What is SORBA?

Since 1989, The Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association has worked to ensure that our public lands offer fun, challenging and sustainable mountain biking for all mountain bikers. As the leading mountain biking organization in the southeast, our mission is to create, enhance, and protect great mountain biking experiences in the southeast.

SORBA News & Events

Sierra Nevada Trail Chaser Bike Giveaway

Sierra Nevada Trail Chaser Bike Giveaway

Sierra Nevada has teamed with Paul Component Engineering and other notable cycling industry brands to build a pair of fully custom bicycles to raise funds and awareness for two local nonprofits working on disaster relief. One of the two organizations is our very own...

Rocky Branch Park Re-Opening

Rocky Branch Park Re-Opening

Thanks to the efforts of the Tarheel Trailblazers, Rocky Branch Park in Belmont, NC is re-opening on August 7 after undergoing upgrades to make it a must-see outdoor attraction for visitors to Gaston County. When completed, this park will offer an extensive trail...

Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day 2021

Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day 2021

Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day (#TKMBD) is on the horizon and it is time for you to start preparing. This years official date is October 2nd but you can promote your in person or virtual event for the entire month. Created in 2004 and recognized by the U.S. Congress,...

Southeast Adaptive Mountain Bike Tour 2021

Southeast Adaptive Mountain Bike Tour 2021

Catalyst Sports has partnered with a number of our SORBA chapters to create the Southeast Adaptive Mountain Bike Tour. This tour will run from September 11th to November 14th 2021, with a new location every weekend. Each of the 9 stops will have a weekend filled with...

Upcoming Events

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The Power of Membership

SORBA uses the word association in its name for a reason. We’re a formal group of like-minded people who want to ride their mountain bikes and have a great time doing it. Individuals are the heart of our organization, but one person can’t do it alone. We’ve come together, as an association, to be stronger, to have our voice heard. And we have been heard. Just look around the region at the great trails and strong chapters we have, and you know it’s working.

Your membership makes all trails possible.

Members also enjoy special deals, programs and discounts.  Find your local chapter today and learn more about becoming a member.

Support Mountain Biking

Join or donate to SORBA and support mountain biking in the Southeast. Our members are more than just people who ride mountain bikes. We're passionate, concerned individuals who love the peace, beauty, ruggedness, and challenge of the trail. We are making the world better place for mountain biking.

Join SORBA or Renew

Through our partnership with the IMBA Local program, joining SORBA is a very easy process. Just select your local chapter on the signup form, and you'll become a member of SORBA through your local chapter.

Donate to SORBA

Your donations to SORBA help us carry out our mission of making great places to ride your mountain bike. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, all donations to SORBA are tax deductible.

Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association, 691 Pisgah Rd, Ellijay, GA 30536