SORBA News & Events

2019 SORBA Membership Campaign

2019 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 2020 Trek Roscoe 7, and the IMBA Yeti.  Your membership supports the trails you ride!  More people...

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...

Upcoming Events

Oct
25
Fri
Coldwater Mountain FatTireFest & SORBA Board of Directors Meeting
Oct 25 @ 8:30 am – Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm

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SORBA Fall Board of Directors Meeting

INFO & SCHEDULE

In an effort to conduct SORBA business and have mountain bike fun, the SORBA Fall Board of Directors Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Coldwater Fat Tire Fest in Anniston, AL this year. There is a special reduced rate for the Fall BoD Meeting and Festival for one chapter representative and the SORBA Executive Committee. Please email terry.palmeri@imba.com for access to the reduced rate link. For those chapter representatives that cannot attend the Festival, but will just attend the Friday Mtn Patrol Clinic or the Saturday SORBA Board of Director’s Meeting, please email terry.palmeri@imba.com for a link to register.

Coldwater Fat Tire Fest location: Zinn Park, 101 W 14th St, Anniston, AL 36201

SORBA BoD Meeting and MTB Patrol Clinic location: Northeast Alabama Bicycle Association Headquarters, 26 W 10th St, Anniston, AL (just 3 blocks south of Zinn Park).

Lodging & General Info: go to http://www.cwmfattirefest.com/

Additional lodging:     Home2Suites, 300 Colonial Dr, Oxford, AL 36203   256-831-7008 $119 until Oct 1st

Comfort Suites, 125 Davis Loop, Oxford, AL 36203   256-835-8873 5% off

Discount Code for both hotels: Coldwater Fat Tire Fest

Hotel Finial, 1600 Quintard Ave, Anniston, AL 36201 256-236-0503 http://www.hotelfinial.com  Discount Code – FTF2019 (closest to Zinn Park)

Camping info: http://www.cwmfattirefest.com/

Friday, October 25 – SORBA Mountain Bike Patrol Clinic – Northeast Alabama Bicycle Association Headquarters, 26 W 10th St, Anniston, AL (just 3 blocks south of Zinn Park).

8:30a               Coffee reception/Registration at NEABA Headquarters

9a – 11a          SORBA Mountain Bike Patrol Clinic, Instructor – Kelly Pruitt

12p                  Lunch at Zinn Park, and enjoy the festivities of the Coldwater FTF Schedule for the rest of the day.

Saturday, October 26, SORBA Fall BoD Meeting! Northeast Alabama Bicycle Association Headquarters, 26 W 10th St, Anniston, AL (just 3 blocks south of Zinn Park).

7a                    Continental Breakfast / Registration at Zinn Park, 101 W 14th St, Anniston, AL 36201

8a                    SORBA Board of Directors Meeting – Meeting Agenda coming soon.

SORBA Google Drive Training

11:45a             Group picture

12p                  Box Lunch and enjoy the festivities of the Coldwater FTF Schedule for the rest of the day.

Sunday, October 27 – Coldwater Fat Tire Festival Schedule

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Dec
14
Sat
SAM SORBA, 6 Hour Challenge, Dec 14, 2019
Dec 14 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

This will be a 6 hours ride on designated trails at the Forever Wild Property. Whoever has the most laps/miles wins.

About this Event

This will be a 6 hours ride on designated trails at the Forever Wild Property. Whoever has the most laps/miles wins. You can ride solo or as a team. Routes will be posted later.

Solo-Male, Female

Team-Male, Female, Mixed

$35 Solo, $20 Per team member

Saturday December 14, 2019

8:30 Pre Race Meeting, 9:00 Start

The Forever Wild Trails

East Parking Lot

www.SAMDothan.org

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