SORBA News & Events

SORBA Membership Campaign

SORBA Membership Campaign

Join or renew now during the month of October! or one of these When you join or renew your membership with a SORBA chapter in October, you're entered to win the SORBA Trek Roscoe 6, and the IMBA Yeti SB5 or SB5 Beti.  Your membership supports the trails you ride! ...

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...

ACTION ALERT FOR THE PISGAH-NANTAHALA NATIONAL FOREST

Dear IMBA-SORBA members: The USFS has published three forest plan alternatives for the Pisgah-Nantahala.  When one of these alternatives or a version is adopted, it would create the management guidelines for the forest for the next 20 years. IMBA-SORBA and its Western...

Upcoming Events

Oct
20
Sat
Morning Marsh Madness, Skidaway Island, Savannah, GA
Oct 20 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Morning Marsh Madness

What Is This Madness?

Two Family Friendly Events for the price of One!

Come enjoy the Early Bird off-road race at 8:30 AM and race one, two, or three laps depending on your skill level.

Then at 10:30 enjoy wearing your pajamas or dressing up in your goofiest outfit and riding your beach cruiser, 90’s bike, or whatever contraption you can find, at the Sleepy Head fun race! Just a short race with the craziest most fun getup you can find.

This event is meant to complement SBC’s Moonlight Garden Ride. This is your opportunity to have off road fun in the morning before you head over to Moonlight Garden Ride in the evening.

Choose to just race the Sleepy Head or the Early Bird, or both. One inexpensive registration for both events!

T-Shirt Included!

Click HERE for more info!

Nov
9
Fri
2018 SORBA Fall Fat Tire Weekend & Meeting
Nov 9 @ 8:30 am – Nov 11 @ 3:00 pm

2018 SORBA Fall Fat Tire Weekend & Meeting

TICKETS/REGISTRATION

Join fellow Board members, Executive Board members, chapter members and staff for the 2018 SORBA Fall Fat Tire Weekend & Board of Directors meeting to ride, enjoy local amenities, hangout with fellow mountain bikers and help shape the future of SORBA.  

Special thanks to the Flagler Area Biking SORBA for hosting this meeting!

“We are very excited here in Central Florida to be hosting the SORBA Fall Fat Tire Weekend & SORBA Board Meeting.  Guess what else we’re excited about?  Seeing all of you!  We (Flagler Area Biking SORBA) would like to roll out the red carpet and invite SORBA Chapters and all fellow mountain bikers to attend our event this November 9th and 10th in DeLand, Florida.  We will be featuring most of our trail systems for your riding pleasure:  Spruce Creek, Chuck Lennon Park, Mala Compra and Moses Creek Mountain Bike Trails.  There will be something for everyone from beginner to double diamond trails and group rides to suit all rider skill levels!

What would a biking event be without great socials with beer and food?  Our local brewery, Persimmon Hollow, is generously helping us out in the beer department.  There will of course be bike demos, even E-Bike demos.   Remember, you’ll also be only 30 minutes from the beach and less than an hour from Orlando!  Bring the family – there’s plenty to do around here.  We also have two State Parks in the vicinity (DeLeon Springs and Blue Springs) that feature natural springs for swimming and viewing wildlife.”

Lodging

Host hotel – Hampton Inn, 20 Summit Oak Place, DeLand, FL 32720   386-279-7808  

The SORBA special rate is $109 @ night.  Here is the link to book online. *Deadline to reserve a room at the special rate of $109 + tax ends Oct 14th.  When reserving a room, mention SORBA to receive the special rate.

Host hotel – Courtyard DeLand Historic District, 308 N. Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL 32720  386-943-9500

The SORBA special rate is $144 @ night.  Here is the link to book online.  * Deadline to reserve a room at the special rate of $144 + tax end Nov 1st.   

Due to other events in the DeLand area that weekend rooms are going fast.

Host Campground – Highland Park Fish Camp & Cabins, 2640 W. Highland Park Road, DeLand, FL 32720        800-525-3477    386-734-2334  www.highlandparkfishcamp.com.  Highland Park offers RV, tent and cabin rentals.  Saturday night Social will be held here.  That’s convenient!

Other campgrounds – Blue Springs State Park

* Make your reservation early – campgrounds fill up quickly in Florida!

Meeting location

Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 West Indiana Ave., DeLand, FL 32720

Fees

Each chapter (the president or proxy) and executive board member receives ONE free registration for the meeting.  Additional guests (spouses, chapter leadership, members) are $25.  Includes Friday & Saturday night socials, Saturday coffee reception, lunch, and ride.

Friday Florida Grant Workshop is $15. Includes coffee reception, lunch and ride.

Social only $10

Schedule

Friday, Nov 9

8:30a             Coffee Reception – Florida Grant Workshop, Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center

9:00a             Florida Grant Workshop, presented by the Division of Recreation and Parks, Grants Office covering

  • Recreational Trails Program (RTP)
  • Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP)
  • Florida Communities Trust (FCT)
  • Land & Water Conservation Fund (FWCF)

11:45a           Group Picture

12:00p           Lunch

1:00p            Tentative : Grant writing workshop

3:00p             Group rides at Spruce Creek MTB Trails

7:00p             Social – Appetizers and Beer provided (dinner on your own)

Location – The Table Restaurant, 100 E. New York Ave., DeLand, FL 32724

Registration also available

Saturday, Nov 10

SORBA Board of Directors Meeting

Location – Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center

8:30a              Coffee reception / Registration

9:00a              SORBA Board of Directors Meeting

11:45a            Group Photo

12:00p            Lunch

1:00p              Breakout Sessions

2:00p              Wrap up

2:30p              Group rides – Chuck Lennon Park MTB Trails

6p – 9p           Social – The Hammock at Highland Park Fish Camp

Sunday, Nov 11

10:00a            Guided ride at Mala Compra & Moses Creek MTB Trails

Other Things to Do in DeLand 

Remember, you’ll also be only 30 minutes from the beach and less than an hour from Orlando!  Bring the family – there’s plenty to do around here.  We also have two State Parks in the vicinity (DeLeon Springs and Blue Springs) that feature natural springs for swimming and wildlife viewing.

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