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

Take a Kid Mountain Biking 2022 Recap

Take a Kid Mountain Biking 2022 Recap

Each year SORBA and IMBA support our chapters in hosting Take a Kid Mountain Biking in October. The idea behind the event is to get kids and families out on the trails, enjoying the outdoors together. And while each chapter's event has its own flavor, the theme of...

SORBA’s New Executive Director

SORBA’s New Executive Director

At the Fall Board of Directors Meeting, the SORBA Executive Board unanimously elected current Associate Director, Philip Darden, to be the new Executive Director beginning January 1, 2023. This decision comes after current Executive Director, Terry Palmeri, announced...

Pisgah Area SORBA Rehabs Sidehill

Pisgah Area SORBA Rehabs Sidehill

At the end of October, with the combined effort of Pisgah Area SORBA, Trail Dynamics, US Forest Service, and The Pisgah Conservancy, 1.7 miles of the Sidehill trails were rehabilitated and renovated. These are important connector trails and high trafficked areas of...

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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