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
Birmingham Urban Mountain Pedalers recently opened a new .5 mile black diamond gravity trail at Oak Mountain State Park in Shelby Co., AL. The trail, named Tails, was built in partnership with the Fox and their Trail Trust grant program. Additional funding was...
Through a Challenge Cost Share agreement with the US Forest Service, SORBA with the help of IMBA Trail Solutions hosted a multiple-day training session for volunteers and Forest Service employees to assess trails that currently exist that may have issues with...
(Brevard, NC) January 3rd, 2023 - Butter Gap, a legacy trail in the Pisgah Ranger District in Transylvania County, has been identified as unsustainable by the US Forest Service (USFS). Through heavy use along with extreme weather events with heavy rain and runoff in...
(ATLANTA, Georgia, November 23, 2022) — The Chestnut Family Foundation has awarded the Southern Off Road Bicycle Association, Atlanta Chapter (MTB Atlanta) $1,008,535 to be utilized for the construction of 24 new miles of multi-use trails and the development of a new...
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.
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.
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