Join fellow Board members, executive committee members, chapter members, and staff for the 2023 SORBA Board of Directors meeting to ride, enjoy local amenities, hang out with fellow mountain bikers, and help shape the future of SORBA. This year’s meeting will be held alongside the NEABA Coldwater Mountain Fat Tire Festival.
In addition to the festival and board meeting, we have an optional educational course on Friday led by Ross Martin, NEABA Board Member and Assistant Professor of Geology at Jacksonville State University. His research focuses on trail systems, hydrology, and geomorphology. He is especially interested in the interplay between the three. He has published peer-reviewed research on the physical impacts of trail users, fluvial erosion, and sediment transport.
This class will go over the science of trail planning and building, soil science, hydrology, a GIS overview, and a field trip to show and talk about trail erosion. This class will be an additional $50 and has 25 available slots.
Special thanks to NEABA for hosting this meeting!
26 W 10th St Anniston, AL 36201
Each chapter (the president or proxy) and executive board member receives ONE free registration for the meeting and the entire Fat Tire Festival weekend. Additional guests for the entire weekend (spouses, chapter leadership, members) are $80 for early bird and $100 after August 31st. On-site camping is available at an additional fee.
Map of Locations
RV and tent camping is available as part of the Fat Tire Festival at Zinn Park. RV camping is $50, Tent camping is $30 and Pallets in the YMCA building are $15. All campers will have access to the YMCA for showers.
The Hotel Finial is offering a discounted rate with two different rates. King Bed rooms are $125.10 and Double Queen Rooms are $138.60. To make reservations call (256)236-0503 and let them know you are with the event.
Coldwater Cabins: RV sites, cabins, and additional camping are available. Get in touch for the best rate!
A number of hotel options in Oxford just off Interstate 20.
Cheaha State Park has cabins, chalets, and camping options available.
Schedule (please note this will be updated as events are added)
Friday, October 20
OPTIONAL COURSE: The Science of Trail Construction – $50
9:00a – 3:00p The Science of Trail Construction will cover soil science, trail planning and building introduction, GIS basics, and a field trip to local trails for examples of erosion and erosion control. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.
6:30p – 8:30p Night Ride – Ft McClellan Trails
8:30p Welcome Reception: NEABA Headquarters – Pizza from Mellow Mushroom and beer available.
Saturday, October 21
SORBA Board of Directors Meeting
Location – NEABA Headquarters: 26 W 10th St Anniston, AL 36201
7:00a – 8:30a Breakfast at Zinn Park
9:00a Board of Directors Meeting (Agenda will be provided prior to meeting)
11:00a Work sessions with your state and state representatives
12:00p Group Photo
12:15p Lunch: Work sessions with your state and state representatives continues
1:00p Report out from Sessions
1:30p – 5:30p Fat Tire Fest Activities
6:00p Dinner at Coldwater Brew Pub: Dinner and two beers provided. Additional beers can be purchased at 50% off.
Sunday, October 22
7:00a – 9:00a Breakfast at Zinn Park
10:00a – 4:00p Fat Tire Fest Activities