SORBA News & Events

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...

Smiles For Miles, Fall 2021 Membership Drive

Smiles For Miles, Fall 2021 Membership Drive

The SORBA/IMBA membership drive is back for the fall with the "Smiles For Miles". Mountain biking and trails are more popular than ever, which is great for the sport. We are seeing more and more families and kids taking advantage of the trails our chapters provide....

Sierra Nevada Trail Chaser Bike Giveaway

Sierra Nevada Trail Chaser Bike Giveaway

Sierra Nevada has teamed with Paul Component Engineering and other notable cycling industry brands to build a pair of fully custom bicycles to raise funds and awareness for two local nonprofits working on disaster relief. One of the two organizations is our very own...

Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day 2021

Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day 2021

Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day (#TKMBD) is on the horizon and it is time for you to start preparing. This years official date is October 2nd but you can promote your in person or virtual event for the entire month. Created in 2004 and recognized by the U.S. Congress,...

Newnan Pumptrack Grand Opening

Newnan Pumptrack Grand Opening

August 21, 2021: The City of Newnan, MTB Atlanta, and Bike Coweta celebrated the grand opening of the C Jay Smith Skatepark and Pumptrack. This facility features a concrete pumptrack, street style skate park and a large bowl. The park is located less than a mile from...

Rocky Branch Park Re-Opening

Rocky Branch Park Re-Opening

Thanks to the efforts of the Tarheel Trailblazers, Rocky Branch Park in Belmont, NC is re-opening on August 7 after undergoing upgrades to make it a must-see outdoor attraction for visitors to Gaston County. When completed, this park will offer an extensive trail...

Southeast Adaptive Mountain Bike Tour 2021

Southeast Adaptive Mountain Bike Tour 2021

Catalyst Sports has partnered with a number of our SORBA chapters to create the Southeast Adaptive Mountain Bike Tour. This tour will run from September 11th to November 14th 2021, with a new location every weekend. Each of the 9 stops will have a weekend filled with...

2021 Fall Board of Directors Meeting

2021 Fall Board of Directors Meeting

Live meetings are back! We are excited to share the details about our 2021 Fall Board of Directors meeting on October 29-30. The meeting will be held in Woodstock, Ga and hosted by SORBA Woodstock, Woodstock Parks and Rec, and Visit Woodstock. This meeting we are...

Pisgah Area SORBA Hosts Stakeholder Meeting

Pisgah Area SORBA Hosts Stakeholder Meeting

Pisgah Area SORBA hosted a stakeholder meeting deep within the Pisgah National Forest to not only talk about their latest project, the Black Mountain Re-Route, but the importance of mountain biking to the area. In attendance were Pisgah Area SORBA, representatives,...

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...

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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