SORBA News & Events

NMTA Builds Trail at Area 51

NMTA Builds Trail at Area 51

The North Mississippi Trail Alliance is building some out of this world (sorry we couldn't avoid the pun) trail at their site lovingly called Area 51. Chapter President and current SORBA President Mark Arcelle sent us some information about the project in partnership...

SORBA Sponsors Wanted

SORBA Sponsors Wanted

Support Mountain Bike Trails in the Southeast Become a SORBA Sponsor Since 1989, The Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association has worked to ensure that our public lands offer fun, challenging and sustainable mountain biking for all mountain bikers. As the leading...

Feature Maintenance Best Practices

Feature Maintenance Best Practices

When it comes to built features, there are a few best practices to keep in mind to help if there ever is an incident. While we would love to think no one will ever get hurt on anything that the chapter is responsible for, the truth is it’s not if it will happen but...

Trails Coming to Hartford, TN

Trails Coming to Hartford, TN

SORBA Main and members of the AMBC chapter participated in a 3 day charrette for a brand new trail system coming to the Hartford, TN area, nestled just outside the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Participants in the charrette included local stakeholders, National...

BUMP Opens New Trail at Oak Mountain

BUMP Opens New Trail at Oak Mountain

May 6th, 2021. The Birmingham Urban Mountain Pedalers (BUMP) opened a new trail at Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham, AL. The new trail is named Slingshot and it connects 2 existing trails within the system. The contracted trail builder was Barry Smith with Barry...

#WomensMTBDay 2021

#WomensMTBDay 2021

This years Women's MTB Day on May 1st was celebrated by a number of chapters all across the region. This event was created by IMBA to celebrate the women rider and support their pursuit of mountain biking. This year we reached out to a few of our chapters that hosted...

Black Mountain Reroute

Black Mountain Reroute

**Information provided by Pisgah Area SORBA. For more information follow their social media or contact.*  Why is this project necessary? Heavy trail use, unsustainable grades and heavy precipitation have caused severe erosion to this section of the current Black...

2021 Membership Drive and Photo Contest

2021 Membership Drive and Photo Contest

  Get ready for the 2021 SORBA/IMBA Membership Drive, running from May 1st to June 30th. New or current members that signup or renew during those months will get automatically entered for a chance to win some awesome prizes by the membership drive sponsors....

New Trails Added to the Jackrabbit Trail System

New Trails Added to the Jackrabbit Trail System

  There has been a very successful, and long standing collaboration between the Southern Appalachian Bicycling Association (SABA), the Clay County Communities Revitalization Association (CCCRA) and the Tusquittee Ranger District of the USFS since 2003. The...

Farewell Marcus

Farewell Marcus

On Feb 24, 2021, Northwest Georgia SORBA lost a good friend and a giant in the trail advocacy community. Marcus W Moore began volunteering for SORBA in 2010. Quickly, he joined the board of directors for NWGA Sorba and served as an officer for many of those years....

2021 SORBA Virtual Summit

2021 SORBA Virtual Summit

Unfortunately the Spring SORBA Summit that was planned to be hosted in Tallahassee, Fl has been moved to a virtual event. Even though the southeast is making great headway with COVID, we felt it was in the best interest in our members to move to a virtual event. Rest...

Chapter EIN Best Practices

Chapter EIN Best Practices

Your chapters EIN (Employer Identification Number) is used by the IRS to identify your organization, but is much more than that. It's also how your supporters can find your organization to make tax deductible donations. In this article we will go over some best...

Watkins Park Pumptrack

Watkins Park Pumptrack

The Watkins Park Pumptrack, in Nashville, TN is a project almost four years in the making. Oasis Bike Workshop and SORBA Mid-TN presented Metro Parks with an opportunity for youth and community members to join together to create a safe space to ride their bikes in a...

A New Day is Dawning for Youth Cycling in Georgia

A New Day is Dawning for Youth Cycling in Georgia

BLUE RIDGE, GA - The Georgia Interscholastic Cycling League has unveiled a new name, new logo, and new website as part of an extensive branding initiative designed to amplify the core mission of the youth cycling non-profit.  Effective immediately, the organization...

Piedmont Fat Tire Society Awarded a RTP Grant

Piedmont Fat Tire Society Awarded a RTP Grant

  The PFTS (Piedmont Fat Tire Society) has a lot to celebrate in what is now their 25th year.  They have created a trail system providing connectivity to two regional parks, one national park and two-lake marina's. They also have just been awarded a RTP...

New Leadership For SORBA in 2021

New Leadership For SORBA in 2021

SORBA begins 2021 with new leadership following the retirement of our former Executive Director, Tom Sauret. Terry Palmeri will be stepping up to the role of Executive Director and new hire, Philip Darden, will be filling the position of Associate Director. These two...

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Join or donate to SORBA and support mountain biking in the Southeast. Our members are more than just people who ride mountain bikes. We're passionate, concerned individuals who love the peace, beauty, ruggedness, and challenge of the trail. We are making the world better place for mountain biking.

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