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

Accelerating Trails In Erwin, Tennessee

Accelerating Trails In Erwin, Tennessee

By Joseph Wingington How long does it take to go from “wouldn’t this be a cool place to have trails?” to the ribbon cutting of a bike park? For the town of Erwin, that process was four years. Erwin, TN is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Also known as the “Valley...

Alabama Amendment To Fund State Parks

Alabama Amendment To Fund State Parks

On May 24 Alabama residents will vote in the primary elections. The only constitutional amendment on the ballot will support state parks, and if approved by those who vote in the upcoming primary, will provide a much-needed capital infusion to our Alabama State Parks...

Women’s MTB Day 2022

Women’s MTB Day 2022

SORBA chapters across the south participated in this years International Women's MTB Day. It's a day for riders who identify as women to gather, experience, and share their stoke for mountain biking! Here are a few of the awesome experiences hosted by our local...

Chainsaw Certification Course

Chainsaw Certification Course

Most USFS volunteers do not need to fell trees, our certification focus for volunteers has always been Bucking Only. People who demonstrate a high level of comfort with a chainsaw (along with a good safety attitude and reasonable chainsaw skills) will probably leave...

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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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