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HAMR Trail Grand Opening at Monte Sano State Park

HAMR Trail Grand Opening at Monte Sano State Park

HAMR and Monte Sano State Park celebrated the grand opening of two new mountain bike only downhill flow trails - Bluebell Holler and Full Monte - this past weekend!  These trails, the first of their kind in the area, were built by Barry Smith Trails.  The Alabama...

SORBA Chattanooga Receives Grant To Hire Executive Director

SORBA Chattanooga Receives Grant To Hire Executive Director

SORBA Chattanooga today announced that they have received a $50,000 grant from the Lyndhurst Foundation to support the expansion of trail stewardship and the mountain biking community in the Chattanooga area. SORBA Chattanooga, a local all-volunteer nonprofit,...

McDowell Tech Trail School Upcoming Classes

McDowell Tech Trail School Upcoming Classes

The McDowell Tech Trail School has released their upcoming schedule of classes and it is exciting to see such a diverse and robust calendar! Many of these classes are helpful for our chapter volunteers to get out and effectively make a difference on the trails they...

SORBA Session: Pedal Up Foundation

SORBA Session: Pedal Up Foundation

In this episode of our SORBA Session Webinar series we hear from Jason Finnell, Executive Director of the Pedal Up Foundation, about how chapters can partner with the organization to bring mountain biking to Girls and Boys Clubs across the Southeast. Learn more about...

SORBA’s Updated Sponsorship Packet

SORBA’s Updated Sponsorship Packet

SORBA's updated sponsorship packet is here! As SORBA celebrates 35 years of trail advocacy and support, we want to thank our sponsors and donors for being an important part of our success story. Thanks to your support, we will continue helping our chapters grow and...

Little Hammies Expansion Opportunities

Little Hammies Expansion Opportunities

Little Hammies is an exciting kid bike program that began in 2019 in Birmingham, AL.  Since then, Little Hammies has hosted events for nearly 1,000 little racers around the Southeast!  Little Hammies is looking to expand by way of individual partnerships with local...

SORBA is Turning 35!

SORBA is Turning 35!

This year on National Trails Day, SORBA is kicking off a 35 Year Celebration!  35 years ago, what began as a group of trail volunteers working to create and protect places to ride became an official organization dedicated to the growth and maintenance of trail systems...

SORBA Stories Podcast Episode 5

SORBA Stories Podcast Episode 5

In this episode we chat with Chase Garrard about the event he helps put on, Shred for Sloan, to celebrate the life of a friend taken too soon. Learn how this group took a tragic event and turned it into a positive Thank you to our sponsors for this episode, ⁠⁠⁠⁠Finish...

SORBA Session: Financial Best Practices

SORBA Session: Financial Best Practices

Our SORBA Session for the month of May covered financial best practices for our chapters. The session was lead by SORBA Treasurer Dan and staff member Kaysee. In this session we covered all sorts of topics to make sure your chapter remains compliant as a nonprofit. If...

aMTB Trails Project leads the way at the SORBA Summit

aMTB Trails Project leads the way at the SORBA Summit

April 19/20 Newnan, GA Sorba Development Director Jen Flavin interviewed Brian Peachey about the event. Brian, tell us about the newly founded organization. What sparked the idea to create this coalition?Well, even though the AMTB Trails Project is a fairly recent...

2024 Volunteers of the Year

2024 Volunteers of the Year

At the 2024 SORBA Summit we awarded 7 volunteers from each state in SORBA as the volunteer of the year. We collected nominations from across the region and selected these recipients from a pool of great volunteers. To help celebrate, each award winner was presented...

SORBA Summit 2024 Recap

SORBA Summit 2024 Recap

Thank you for making the 2024 SORBA Summit a huge success! The four days of events gave volunteers from across the region an opportunity to learn, socialize, network and have fun! And big events like this don’t just happen. A huge thanks goes out to our partners in...

Spring 2024 Membership Drive

Spring 2024 Membership Drive

Join Today The SORBA/IMBA Spring membership drive is on and we are excited to share the opportunity to win one of 6 great prize packages. Running from May 1-31st, new and renewing members will automatically be entered to win an amazing prize pack. Chapters looking for...

Custom 35 Anniversary Jersey

Custom 35 Anniversary Jersey

We have partnered with Cognative MTB to create a SWEET new jersey and gloves to celebrate our 35th Anniversary. Yes it's loud. Yes it's retro. But it's what we think SORBA might look like back when we began in 1989. To preorder your Jersey head over to Cognative MTB...

Women’s MTB Day Photo Contest

Women’s MTB Day Photo Contest

Women's Mountain Biking Day is May 4, and we're hosting a photo contest to celebrate! We want all you ladies to celebrate with us by sharing photos of how you participate in Women's Mtb Day.  Starting May 4, we will accept entries for one week, then announce the...

HAMR Dig In Grant

HAMR Dig In Grant

Huntsville Area Mountain Bike Riders (HAMR) aims to construct an advanced mountain bike ride area, "The Sinks," at Monte Sano State Park in Huntsville, AL, incorporating downhill "flow" style trails and challenging features. Funds raised via this campaign will go...

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