SORBA News & Events

2020 Fall Membership Drive Is On!

2020 Fall Membership Drive Is On!

                  More people mountain biking is a good thing for our sport. But, over crowded and over used trails also creates new challenges.  Protecting and maintaining the trails we all enjoy is just some of the...

SORBA is Seeking an Associate Director

After 20years of leadership, Tom Sauret, the Executive Director of SORBA will be retiring at the end of 2020.  Terry Palmeri, the current Associate Director, has been offered the Executive Director position by the SORBA Executive Committee and she has accepted.  This...

Great Smoky Mountains National Park New MTB Trails

Great Smoky Mountains National Park New MTB Trails

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...

SORBA’s Diversity Statement

The Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association’s mission is to create, enhance and protect great places to ride in the South and that mission includes everyone.  SORBA welcomes anyone and everyone to participate in its rides, work days, events and other activities....

Mountain Bike Safety and COVID-19

Here is a link of best practices on how to be as safe as possible while fulfilling the mission and goals of your chapter. Of course, please check with your state’s COVID-19 policy and the CDCs recommendations first. This link provides ideas to cover individual and...

Nantahala-Pisgah National Forest Planning

Dear Mountain Biking Advocate: It is now time to submit comments on the Nantahala-Pisgah Forest Plan. Your comments will impact the decisions the USFS makes on how the forest will be managed for the next 20 years. Here is a link to the Forest Plan Revision Homepage:...

2019 SORBA Membership Campaign

2019 SORBA Membership Campaign

Join or renew until November 30th! and win this bike! When you join or renew your membership with a SORBA chapter in October and November, you're entered to win the SORBA 2020 Trek Roscoe 7, and the IMBA Yeti.  Your membership supports the trails you ride!  More...

ATLANTA’S FIRST URBAN MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL SYSTEM

ATLANTA’S FIRST URBAN MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL SYSTEM

The “City in a Forest” is about to open its first mountain bike trail system within city limits. It’s impossible to miss Atlanta’s lush tree canopy. Aptly nicknamed the “City in a Forest,” more than 50 species of trees grow in the metro area, covering almost half of...

Pisgah Area SORBA, Collaborating with other User Groups

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

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...

National Mountain Biking Survey Launches

National Mountain Biking Survey Launches

The National Mountain Biking Survey is now open and seeking the diverse opinions of America’s mountain bikers to understand their habits, access to trails and levels of engagement. Between August 20 and September 20, anyone and everyone who rides a mountain bike—from...

Tarheel Trailblazers Builds a New Pump Track

Tarheel Trailblazers Builds a New Pump Track

The Tarheel Trailblazers, Charlotte, NC, are proud of their newest trail build.  The Beatty Pump Track is 800-1000 ft long, and was built by Elevated Trail Design.  Saturday we had about 40 volunteers help us with the finishing work, and we had about 75 -100 riders...

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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