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Accelerating Trails In Erwin, Tennessee

Accelerating Trails In Erwin, Tennessee

By Joseph Wingington How long does it take to go from “wouldn’t this be a cool place to have trails?” to the ribbon cutting of a bike park? For the town of Erwin, that process was four years. Erwin, TN is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Also known as the “Valley...

Women’s MTB Day 2022

Women’s MTB Day 2022

SORBA chapters across the south participated in this years International Women's MTB Day. It's a day for riders who identify as women to gather, experience, and share their stoke for mountain biking! Here are a few of the awesome experiences hosted by our local...

US Forest Service eBike Decision

US Forest Service eBike Decision

The US Forest Service announced their guidance on how to manage ebike use on National Forest Land on March 31, 2022. Since then, there has been a number of interpretations, questions, thoughts and critiques of the new decision. IMBA has been leading the informational...

Alabama Amendment To Fund State Parks

Alabama Amendment To Fund State Parks

On May 24 Alabama residents will vote in the primary elections. The only constitutional amendment on the ballot will support state parks, and if approved by those who vote in the upcoming primary, will provide a much-needed capital infusion to our Alabama State Parks...

Chainsaw Certification Course

Chainsaw Certification Course

Most USFS volunteers do not need to fell trees, our certification focus for volunteers has always been Bucking Only. People who demonstrate a high level of comfort with a chainsaw (along with a good safety attitude and reasonable chainsaw skills) will probably leave...

Spring 2022 Membership Drive

Spring 2022 Membership Drive

The spring membership drive starts in just a few weeks! Running from May 1-31st, new and renewing members will automatically be entered to win an amazing prize pack. Chapters looking for images you can use on your social media can download the SORBA/IMBA branded...

Bump n Grind 2022

Bump n Grind 2022

We are excited to welcome you to the 28th edition of BUMP N' GRIND -- Alabama's biggest and best mountain bike race weekend at beautiful Oak Mountain State Park. Bump N' Grind is a true mountain biking experience, with big elevation, hand-cut singletrack, and the...

Schoolhouse Ridge Trail Restoration Complete

Schoolhouse Ridge Trail Restoration Complete

The refurbished final 1.5 miles of Schoolhouse Ridge Trail (TR 279) is now open. This trail, rated “most difficult,” follows the historic alignment in many places, including several steep, rocky sections. Pisgah National Forest’s Grandfather District has recently...

2022 SORBA Summit Recap

2022 SORBA Summit Recap

After a couple years of not having a summit in person we gathered together in Tallahassee, FL, for the 2022 SORBA Summit. With thanks to our partners TMBA, Visit Tallahassee, and The Holiday Inn Tallahassee, we were able to provide our members with the knowledge and...

Pisgah Area SORBA Is Hiring an Executive Director

Pisgah Area SORBA Is Hiring an Executive Director

Pisgah Area SORBA is Hiring! The Pisgah Area SORBA Board of Directors is recruiting an Executive Director. This will be the first full-time, paid position for the organization. The position will allow Pisgah Area SORBA to better meet its mission and serve the needs of...

Markham Woods in Orlando, Florida

Markham Woods in Orlando, Florida

SORBA Orlando in partnership with Seminole Co., FL, will be breaking ground soon on a new skills park at Markham Woods trail system. The park already has roughly 10 miles of trail on the ground. Adding a skills park with further the diversity of riding options to the...

SAM Members Inducted to Alabama Sports and Adventure Hall of Fame

SAM Members Inducted to Alabama Sports and Adventure Hall of Fame

Members of the Southeast Alabama Mountain Bikers (SAM-SORBA) were inducted into the Alabama Sports and Adventure Hall of Fame in Dothan, AL, for their efforts on the Forever Wild Trails. The event was held at the Dothan Civic Center and was a sight to see. Sparing no...

2022 SORBA Summit

2022 SORBA Summit

The Southern Mountain Bike Summit is a not-to-be-missed event. Nowhere else will you see such a passionate group of mountain bikers in the Southeast meet and work together to create better trail opportunities for all. And, you get to ride your bike on the finest...

Halls Top Master Plan Update

Halls Top Master Plan Update

On a snowy and cold day in Newport, TN, stakeholders in the Hall's Top Trail project met to go over new trail alternatives with trail project manager Chris Kehmeier from C2 Recreation Consulting. This project was first introduced here on the SORBA website. A trail...

North Shore Racks Sponsors SORBA

North Shore Racks Sponsors SORBA

We are excited to announce a new sponsor for SORBA, North Shore Racks. Based in Vancouver, BC, North Shore Racks builds each product by hand using all North American products. These vertical racks come in a variety of options, from 2 bikes to 6 bikes. Additionally,...

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