SORBA News & Events

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...

Summit Silent Auction 2024

Summit Silent Auction 2024

This year at our SORBA Summit we will have a silent auction to help raise money for our mission. The auction begins TODAY (April 2nd) and goes until April 20th at 8:30pm. All bids are placed on our silent auction site which means anyone can win! You don't have to...

Limited Edition Earth Month Shirt

Limited Edition Earth Month Shirt

This year, SORBA is celebrating our 35th anniversary and to help us celebrate we have teamed up with Recover Brands to offer a mix of sustainable apparel (made from 100% recycled materials and 100% recyclable) throughout the month of April … Earth Month! Beginning on...

SORBA Stories Podcast Episode 04

SORBA Stories Podcast Episode 04

In this episode we chat with the Raker family and their experience volunteering in East Tennessee with our chapter CVTA. We chat about how they became involved with this welcoming group of people to make a difference in their community and instill a service mindset...

SORBA Session: SORBA 101

SORBA Session: SORBA 101

In this SORBA Session recording we go over how SORBA works, what we do for our chapters and members, and answer any questions you might have as a new SORBA leader. In the presentation we speak about some specific links which are listed below. SORBA Resources Page Code...

SORBA Session: Event Sponsorship

SORBA Session: Event Sponsorship

This SORBA Session goes over event sponsorship with Tom Nelson, SORBA Alabama Representative and NEABA member. Tom and Jen go over what it's like to raise funds for events and develop lasting sponsorships. Whether you have been doing events for a long time, or just...

SORBA Stories Episode 3: SORBA Chat with Mark Arcelle

SORBA Stories Episode 3: SORBA Chat with Mark Arcelle

In this edition we chat with former SORBA President, VP, and Mississippi representative Mark Arcelle about his time with SORBA and what is happening in Mississippi. Thank you Mark, not only for joining us on the podcast but also the years of support you have given...

Highlighting Nantahala Area SORBA

Highlighting Nantahala Area SORBA

The Nantahala Area SORBA (NAS) has had a tremendous year in 2023.  The year started out with a record preceding year ENDO (end of year) fundraiser that amounted to over $5350 to start 2023.  This record amount was due to the generous support of the (too many...

2023 Impact Report

2023 Impact Report

2023 was an incredible year for mountain biking. SORBA and our 47 Chapters across 7 states in the Southeast experienced tremendous growth. We're proud of these achievements, and are exited to share our 2023 Impact Report, which showcases the work we have done over the...

2023 Volunteer of the Year Nominations

2023 Volunteer of the Year Nominations

We're excited to share that SORBA will be awarding a Volunteer of the Year from each SORBA State at the Summit, totaling 7 volunteers. We would like to make this an annual celebration for those who are identified as exceptional, going above and beyond.   To help...

Finish Line and TCK Offer Prizes to Donors!

Finish Line and TCK Offer Prizes to Donors!

As we get closer to our year-end fundraising goal, Finish Line has added a new prize for donors: The Ultimate MTB Package! This package includes over $200 worth of products to keep your bike performing and looking its best! In addition, TCK has extended the offer of...

Tools for Trails and Backslope Tools are Partnering with SORBA!

Tools for Trails and Backslope Tools are Partnering with SORBA!

SORBA is pleased to announce a new partnership with the trail tool company which operates Tools for Trails and Backslope Tools. The partnership provides exclusive discounts for SORBA chapters, which helps offset the tool expense for the building and maintenance of...

SORBA Session: Volunteer Hour Tracking

SORBA Session: Volunteer Hour Tracking

In this SORBA Session we talk about the importance of collecting volunteer hours, methods to track, and how your chapter can leverage the value of your efforts. Whether you use paper forms, web apps, or simply a Google Form to collect your volunteer data it's...

2023 Trail Assessment Training

2023 Trail Assessment Training

Part of having excellent trails is understanding both the sustainability and the desired experiences of users. Regular condition assessments help us to identify issues with both sustainability and experience in order to build a plan of attack. Assessments allow...

SORBA Stories Episode 02

SORBA Stories Episode 02

The second episode of the SORBA Stories Podcast is live! In this episode, we chat with Missy Petty, Regional specialist for the Southeast for Little Bellas, and Kenny Griffin, Executive Director of Georgia Cycling. They both share their experiences with getting kids...

We’re Grateful for Volunteers Like Dan!

We’re Grateful for Volunteers Like Dan!

Did you know that SORBA is a nonprofit organization, now 10,000 members strong, mostly operated by volunteers? When you think of volunteering for SORBA, you might think of digging in the dirt or helping at an event. But in addition to those important jobs, there’s a...

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