Celebrating 30 Years!

SORBA is the most effective nonprofit mountain biking organization in the Southeast


With over 40 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

Pisgah Area SORBA, Collaborating with other User Groups

Collaborating with other user groups is a great way to get more accomplished in our forests and to drive home the point that we are all in it for similar reasons. Thanks to Pisgah Area SORBA Trail Crew Coordinator, Charly Aurelia, for sharing some chainsaw...

Girls Rock! TORC Ride Like a Girl Dirt Day

On Saturday, June 28, 2018, TORC co-hosted our first women’s only trail work day - AKA Dirt Day -  sponsored jointly with Wheelchix, a local women’s cycling advocacy group.  We worked with Robert Patterson and Tom Teabo, the Lake Crabtree County Park trail...

Upcoming Events

5:00 pm Beaver Creek Bash/Fat Tire Festi...
Beaver Creek Bash/Fat Tire Festi...
Apr 5 @ 5:00 pm – Apr 7 @ 5:00 pm
Beaver Creek Bash/Fat Tire Festival, Dothan, AL @ Forever Wild Beaver Creek, North Trailhead
Presents Come ride some of Alabama’s fastest flow trails professionally designed by IMBA and build by Flow Motion Trail Builders. The Beaver Creek trails offer 400 acres of adventure in the Forever Wild Land Trust,[...]
8:00 am 2019 Southern Mountain Bike Summit
2019 Southern Mountain Bike Summit
May 15 @ 8:00 am – May 18 @ 9:00 pm
2019 Southern Mountain Bike Summit @ Carnegie Hotel
REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN SOON! Join SORBA’s volunteers, land managers, advocates, and members in Johnson City,TN, May 15 – 18 for the 2019 Southern Mountain Bike Summit. Workshops, presentations, panels, networking, socials, bike riding, and lots[...]

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.

SORBA Partners

The following Fat Tire Sponsors support SORBA’s work. Please support these companies and encourage others to get involved. Thanks to our sponsors! For a full list of sponsors and partners click here.

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