SORBA News & Events

SORBA’s New Executive Director

SORBA’s New Executive Director

At the Fall Board of Directors Meeting, the SORBA Executive Board unanimously elected current Associate Director, Philip Darden, to be the new Executive Director beginning January 1, 2023. This decision comes after current Executive Director, Terry Palmeri, announced...

2022 Fall Meeting Recap

2022 Fall Meeting Recap

On Friday, November 4th, SORBA hosted chapter leaders across the southeast in Knoxville, TN, for our annual Fall Board of Directors Meeting. The meeting was held in conjunction with AMBC's Fall Fest, a weekend-long mountain bike festival full of good times. We saw an...

Take a Kid Mountain Biking 2022 Recap

Take a Kid Mountain Biking 2022 Recap

Each year SORBA and IMBA support our chapters in hosting Take a Kid Mountain Biking in October. The idea behind the event is to get kids and families out on the trails, enjoying the outdoors together. And while each chapter's event has its own flavor, the theme of...

Pisgah Area SORBA Rehabs Sidehill

Pisgah Area SORBA Rehabs Sidehill

At the end of October, with the combined effort of Pisgah Area SORBA, Trail Dynamics, US Forest Service, and The Pisgah Conservancy, 1.7 miles of the Sidehill trails were rehabilitated and renovated. These are important connector trails and high trafficked areas of...

SEGA-SORBA Works To Form A Relationship

SEGA-SORBA Works To Form A Relationship

SEGA-SORBA, located in the coastal region of Georgia, has been putting in the work to develop a relationship with the City of Savannah, GA. Recently the chapter has focused on work in Tribble Park, a city park that has fallen on hard times. At one point the park was...

Terry Palmeri’s Retirement Statement

Terry Palmeri’s Retirement Statement

Terry's Retirement Statement September 28, 2022 I will retire as Executive Director of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association at the end of 2022. It’s been a long and inspiring journey for the past 18 years with my love of mountain biking. It all started when I...

Pisgah Area SORBA Bike Giveaway!

Pisgah Area SORBA Bike Giveaway!

Pisgah National Forest (Sept. 26, 2022) - The mountain biking trails in the Pisgah Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest are legendary. Steep,...

Fall Membership Drive 2022

Fall Membership Drive 2022

The SORBA/IMBA membership drive is back for the fall with the “Trail Connections” theme. Mountain biking and trails are more popular than ever, which is great for the sport. We are seeing more and more families and kids taking advantage of the trails our chapters...

Take A Kid Mountain Biking 2022

Take A Kid Mountain Biking 2022

Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day is right around the corner and we are getting excited to see how all of our chapters plan to participate. Each year, SORBA and IMBA promote TAKMBD on the first weekend in October. This year, the event will be held on October 1st. While...

Hollywood Trail Is Open

Hollywood Trail Is Open

Individuals from all over the region attended the grand opening of Roswell Area Mountain Bike Organization's (RAMBO) new Hollywood gravity trail at Big Creek Park, Roswell, GA. The Hollywood expert gravity trail is the last trail to complete the gravity/flow trail...

Athletic Brewing Supports SORBA Chapters

Athletic Brewing Supports SORBA Chapters

Athletic Brewing, creators of non-alcoholic craft beers, supports six SORBA chapters through their Two For The Trails program in 2022. Named after its founder’s family tradition of taking two beers to toast post-trail adventures, the program uses 2% of all its sales...

Fall Board of Directors Meeting in Knoxville

Fall Board of Directors Meeting in Knoxville

Join fellow Board members, Executive Board members, chapter members and staff for the 2022 SORBA Board of Directors meeting to ride, enjoy local amenities, hangout with fellow mountain bikers and help shape the future of SORBA. [button...

Boys and Girls Club Mountain Bike Summit

Boys and Girls Club Mountain Bike Summit

North West Georgia SORBA and our Executive Director, Terry, joined 6 Clubs, from 2 states, and 130 Boys & Girls Club members take on the Dalton, GA Snake Pit mountain bike park for a day riding, food, fun, competitions, and prizes! This event was in partnership...

Biketown Movie Premiere Wrap-Up

Biketown Movie Premiere Wrap-Up

This past month Freehub Magazine offered an advanced screening of their film Biketown to mountain bike advocacy organizations, allowing those groups to raise money to support their local efforts. The film features three different communities, highlighting their...

SORBA Tri-Cities Bike Giveaway

SORBA Tri-Cities Bike Giveaway

SORBA Tri-Cities has partnered with their local Trek Store to give away a new Trek Fuel Ex5. They will be giving it away at a local outdoor festival here in Johnson City on Saturday, Aug 20th. The festival is called the Meet the Mountains Festival. Tickets start at...

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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