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

2023 Trail Assessment Training

2023 Trail Assessment Training

Part of having excellent trails is understanding both the sustainability and the desired experiences of users. Regular condition assessments help us to identify issues with both sustainability and experience in order to build a plan of attack. Assessments allow...

2023 Holiday Gift Guide

2023 Holiday Gift Guide

For this holiday season our staff put together a list for everyone on their nice list. These socks are great for all kinds of adventures. A little thicker and stretchier than typical mtb socks, we like the versatility. Plus, with a $50 donation, you get a FREE pair!...

SORBA Stories Episode 02

SORBA Stories Episode 02

The second episode of the SORBA Stories Podcast is live! In this episode, we chat with Missy Petty, Regional specialist for the Southeast for Little Bellas, and Kenny Griffin, Executive Director of Georgia Cycling. They both share their experiences with getting kids...

SORBA Chattanooga Celebrates 20 Years

SORBA Chattanooga Celebrates 20 Years

SORBA Chattanooga Celebrates 20 Years of Trailblazing with Anniversary Party + Fundraiser on December 8 at The Boneyard Chattanooga, TN. (October 23, 2023) -  SORBA Chattanooga is celebrating 20 years of trailblazing in Chattanooga with a 20th Anniversary Party +...

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