2023 SORBA Summit
Join us for a week full of educational sessions, rides, and social events in Old Fort, NC!
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.
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.
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
Now Hiring Development Director
The Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA) is seeking a full-time Development Director to assume full responsibility for the development and implementation of an annual, short-term, and long-term development plan for the organization. The ideal candidate will...
Heavily Used Butter Gap Trail in Pisgah National Forest to be Preserved and Enhanced
(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...
Highlighting The Alliance
Our chapter, Northwest North Carolina Mountain Bike Trial Alliance, also known as The Alliance, is a host of our Summit for 2023 and deserves a highlight on all the work they accomplished in 2022. Based in the Northwest NC’s mountains and foothills, including the...
SORBA Jax Builds Trail With Boys and Girls Club
The volunteers from SORBA Jax have partnered with their local Boys and Girls Club to build a .5 mile trail at the Baxter E. Luther Facility in Jacksonville. The project has been a few years in the making, with it's grand opening held this past Monday, December 5th,...
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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