SORBA News & Events

Summit Silent Auction 2024

Summit Silent Auction 2024

This year at our SORBA Summit we will have a silent auction to help raise money for our mission. The auction begins TODAY (April 2nd) and goes until April 20th at 8:30pm. All bids are placed on our silent auction site which means anyone can win! You don't have to...

2023 Holiday Gift Guide

2023 Holiday Gift Guide

For this holiday season our staff put together a list for everyone on their nice list. These socks are great for all kinds of adventures. A little thicker and stretchier than typical mtb socks, we like the versatility. Plus, with a $50 donation, you get a FREE pair!...

SORBA Chattanooga Celebrates 20 Years

SORBA Chattanooga Celebrates 20 Years

SORBA Chattanooga Celebrates 20 Years of Trailblazing with Anniversary Party + Fundraiser on December 8 at The Boneyard Chattanooga, TN. (October 23, 2023) -  SORBA Chattanooga is celebrating 20 years of trailblazing in Chattanooga with a 20th Anniversary Party +...

Are You Ready to Go the Extra Mile?

Are You Ready to Go the Extra Mile?

SORBA is kicking off a brand new challenge on November 1st: Go the Extra Mile, sponsored by TCK Socks. This unique challenge will allow you to participate in activities to earn points and be on the leaderboard for things like volunteering, riding a new trail, visiting...

New Sponsor Alert: French Broad Adventures

New Sponsor Alert: French Broad Adventures

New Sponsor Alert! SORBA Welcomes French Broad Adventures as a new sponsor! French Broad Adventures joins SORBA at the Steel level, as they have chosen to support episodes of our podcast, SORBA Stories, as well as SORBA Sessions, our educational series geared toward...

New Sponsor Alert: Contour Trail Design Company

New Sponsor Alert: Contour Trail Design Company

Contour Trail Design Company has partnered with SORBA as an Aluminum Level Sponsor through their generous support of our SORBA Stories Podcast. Owner and Operator Randy Conner was featured as a guest on the first episode where he discussed his experience in building...

SORBA Session: Building a Robust Industry Partner Program

SORBA Session: Building a Robust Industry Partner Program

In this SORBA Session, we cover the steps Pisgah Area SORBA took to create a really robust industry partner program. The presentation speaks about what they did to approach donors, keep everything organized, and best practices to make sure the relationship was...

SORBA Participates in the IMBA Fly-In to DC

SORBA Participates in the IMBA Fly-In to DC

Our SORBA Executive Director Philip joined mountain bike advocates from across the country, members of IMBA's Government Relations Team, and IMBA staff in DC for three days in late September to help lobby for mountain biking on the national level. Representatives from...

SORBA Staff Attends Outdoor Economy Conference

SORBA Staff Attends Outdoor Economy Conference

September 2023  SORBA Staff Members Attend Outdoor Economy Conference SORBA Staff Members Philip Darden (Executive Director) and Jen Flavin (Development Director) Attended the 5th annual Outdoor Economy Conference in Cherokee, NC themed, ‘Connecting the Ecosystem’....

Fall 2023 Membership Drive

Fall 2023 Membership Drive

The fall membership drive starts next week! Running from October 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 access the Canva templates by referencing the...

2023 SORBA Orientation

2023 SORBA Orientation

In this video we go over how SORBA works, what we do for our chapters and members, and answer any questions you might have as a new SORBA leader.  

SORBA Stories Podcast

SORBA Stories Podcast

We have launched the SORBA Stories podcast, the only podcast powered by y’all! Thanks to our members, we can share the people and the places that make mountain biking in the southeast an incredible experience. In each episode, we feature individuals from across the...

2023 Fall Board of Directors Meeting

2023 Fall Board of Directors Meeting

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...

Public Comments on Proposed Fee at Pisgah National Forest

Public Comments on Proposed Fee at Pisgah National Forest

SORBA and our local chapter Pisgah Area SORBA have both made public comments on the 2023 Fee Proposal for Mountain Bike and Horse Trail Systems in the Pisgah Ranger District. The leadership at Pisgah Area SORBA has done a good job of doing the necessary research and...

SORBA Sessions: Branding Your Chapter with Canva

SORBA Sessions: Branding Your Chapter with Canva

Welcome to SORBA Sessions, a webinar series to cover a wide variety of topics to help your chapter succeed. In this session, we cover Canva and how your chapter can benefit from using the design program. Canva Pro is available to non-profits for free! Additionally,...

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