2023-2026 Strategic Plan

The future is bright with SORBA! Check out what we have in store to grow our organization. 


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, we believe everyone should have access to the social, physical, and mental benefits that mountain biking provides.​

SORBA News & Events

Public Comments on Proposed Fee at Pisgah National Forest

Public Comments on Proposed Fee at Pisgah National Forest

SORBA and our local chapter Pisgah Area SORBA have both made public comments on the 2023 Fee Proposal for Mountain Bike and Horse Trail Systems in the Pisgah Ranger District. The leadership at Pisgah Area SORBA has done a good job of doing the necessary research and...

SORBA Stories Podcast

SORBA Stories Podcast

We have launched the SORBA Stories podcast, the only podcast powered by y’all! Thanks to our members, we can share the people and the places that make mountain biking in the southeast an incredible experience. In each episode, we feature individuals from across the...

SORBA Sessions: Branding Your Chapter with Canva

SORBA Sessions: Branding Your Chapter with Canva

Welcome to SORBA Sessions, a webinar series to cover a wide variety of topics to help your chapter succeed. In this session, we cover Canva and how your chapter can benefit from using the design program. Canva Pro is available to non-profits for free! Additionally,...

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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