SORBA News & Events

SORBA’s New Executive Director

SORBA’s New Executive Director

At the Fall Board of Directors Meeting, the SORBA Executive Board unanimously elected current Associate Director, Philip Darden, to be the new Executive Director beginning January 1, 2023. This decision comes after current Executive Director, Terry Palmeri, announced...

Buzzards Roost Trailhead Grand Opening

Buzzards Roost Trailhead Grand Opening

The ribbon cutting and grand opening of the Rocky Face Ridge Park and Buzzard's Roost Mountain Bike Trail in Dalton, Georgia, was held July 25, 2022. This project was supported by Whitfield County, the Historic Preservation Commission and NWGA SORBA. The 10.2-mile...

Hollywood Trail Grand Opening

Hollywood Trail Grand Opening

The Roswell Area Mountain Bike Organization (RAMBO) is set to host a grand opening on August 27th at 1:30pm for their latest addition to the Big Creek trail system in Roswell, GA. Named Hollywood, this new quarter mile trail will be a progressive addition to an...

Gateway Trails Open in Old Fort, NC

Gateway Trails Open in Old Fort, NC

On June 26th, 2022 in Old Fort, NC, the first phase of trails in the 42 mile planned project opened to a grand celebration of over 500 mountain bikers, equestrians, hikers, and community members. These six miles of new trail in the Grandfather District of the Pisgah...

Trail Assessment Training Virtual Sessions Complete

Trail Assessment Training Virtual Sessions Complete

The first portion of our Trail Assessment Training is complete. The virtual sessions were attended by 26 individuals that came from SORBA members, employees of the US Forest Service, and individuals from various other user groups. The two sessions were led by IMBA...

Pisgah Area SORBA Hires Executive Director

Pisgah Area SORBA Hires Executive Director

ASHEVILLE, North Carolina (July 1, 2022) - Natalie Narburgh has been named as Executive Director of Pisgah Area SORBA (PAS) as the organization continues to experience substantial growth. A Western NC resident and avid outdoorswoman, Narburgh was chosen by the PAS...

Newly Trained Sawyers

Newly Trained Sawyers

17 newly trained Chainsaw Sawyer B volunteers were added to SORBA chapters in June, 2022. The clinic, hosted by SORBA, with the support of USFS was held in the Pisgah National Forest at the Cradle of Forestry, just outside of Brevard, NC. Most of these sawyers will be...

North Shore Rack and REI Gift Card Sweepstakes

North Shore Rack and REI Gift Card Sweepstakes

We are excited to announce a new sweepstakes where we are giving away a rack from North Shore Racks and a $500 gift card from REI. Both prizes were donated by our awesome sponsors who continue to support mountain biking in the southeast! Rack Details: The NSR 4-bike...

Bump n’ Grind 2022 Recap

Bump n’ Grind 2022 Recap

The Birmingham Urban Mountain Pedalers (BUMP) and Oak Mountain State Park in Shelby County, Alabama hosted the 28th annual Bump n' Grind. This two day event saw 400 racers in multiple disciplines and spectators from all over the southeast. Bump n' Grind is the main...

SORBA Jersey For Sale

SORBA Jersey For Sale

We have partnered with Cognative MTB to bring you some sweet riding gear! Now available to pre-order you can grab a men's or women's short sleeve jersey or tank top. Both styles come in both cuts, because we want to make sure everyone looks and feels good in their new...

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...

Support Mountain Biking

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.

Join SORBA or Renew

Through our partnership with the IMBA Local program, joining SORBA is a very easy process. Just select your local chapter on the signup form, and you'll become a member of SORBA through your local chapter.

Donate to SORBA

Your donations to SORBA help us carry out our mission of making great places to ride your mountain bike. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, all donations to SORBA are tax deductible.

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