2021 SORBA Impact Report

Check out some highlights from 2021 and what to look forward to in 2022.

Celebrating 30 Years!

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


With 48 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

Hollywood Trail Grand Opening

Hollywood Trail Grand Opening

The Roswell Area Mountain Bike Organization (RAMBO) is set to host a grand opening on August 27th at 1:30pm for their latest addition to the Big Creek trail system in Roswell, GA. Named Hollywood, this new quarter mile trail will be a progressive addition to an...

Pisgah Area SORBA Hires Executive Director

Pisgah Area SORBA Hires Executive Director

ASHEVILLE, North Carolina (July 1, 2022) - Natalie Narburgh has been named as Executive Director of Pisgah Area SORBA (PAS) as the organization continues to experience substantial growth. A Western NC resident and avid outdoorswoman, Narburgh was chosen by the PAS...

Gateway Trails Open in Old Fort, NC

Gateway Trails Open in Old Fort, NC

On June 26th, 2022 in Old Fort, NC, the first phase of trails in the 42 mile planned project opened to a grand celebration of over 500 mountain bikers, equestrians, hikers, and community members. These six miles of new trail in the Grandfather District of the Pisgah...

Newly Trained Sawyers

Newly Trained Sawyers

17 newly trained Chainsaw Sawyer B volunteers were added to SORBA chapters in June, 2022. The clinic, hosted by SORBA, with the support of USFS was held in the Pisgah National Forest at the Cradle of Forestry, just outside of Brevard, NC. Most of these sawyers will be...

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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.

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