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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
Strange Bedfellows: Diverse Interests, Mountain Biking, and the Long, Long Nantahala-Pisgah Forest Planning Process
A decade ago the Director of the Southern Appalachian office of the Wilderness Society and the Executive Director of the Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards approached me to see if SORBA and IMBA would be interested in creating a coalition that would work toward...
After years of SORBA pursuing any and all avenues that would lead to mountain bikers riding in the Great Smoky National Park, the National Park Service has reached out to us to ask for our help in thinking about a mountain bike project in the GSNP. There are...
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.
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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