SORBA News & Events

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...

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...

2020 Fall Membership Drive Is On!

2020 Fall Membership Drive Is On!

                  More people mountain biking is a good thing for our sport. But, over crowded and over used trails also creates new challenges.  Protecting and maintaining the trails we all enjoy is just some of the...

Great Smoky Mountains National Park New MTB Trails

Great Smoky Mountains National Park New MTB Trails

After years of SORBA pursuing any and all avenues that would lead to mountain bikers riding in the Great Smoky National Park,   the National Park Service has reached out to us to ask for our help in thinking about a mountain bike project in the GSNP.  There are...

SORBA’s Diversity Statement

The Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association’s mission is to create, enhance and protect great places to ride in the South and that mission includes everyone.  SORBA welcomes anyone and everyone to participate in its rides, work days, events and other activities....

Mountain Bike Safety and COVID-19

Here is a link of best practices on how to be as safe as possible while fulfilling the mission and goals of your chapter. Of course, please check with your state’s COVID-19 policy and the CDCs recommendations first. This link provides ideas to cover individual and...

Nantahala-Pisgah National Forest Planning

Dear Mountain Biking Advocate: It is now time to submit comments on the Nantahala-Pisgah Forest Plan. Your comments will impact the decisions the USFS makes on how the forest will be managed for the next 20 years. Here is a link to the Forest Plan Revision Homepage:...

2019 SORBA Membership Campaign

2019 SORBA Membership Campaign

Join or renew until November 30th! and win this bike! When you join or renew your membership with a SORBA chapter in October and November, you're entered to win the SORBA 2020 Trek Roscoe 7, and the IMBA Yeti.  Your membership supports the trails you ride!  More...

ATLANTA’S FIRST URBAN MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL SYSTEM

ATLANTA’S FIRST URBAN MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL SYSTEM

The “City in a Forest” is about to open its first mountain bike trail system within city limits. It’s impossible to miss Atlanta’s lush tree canopy. Aptly nicknamed the “City in a Forest,” more than 50 species of trees grow in the metro area, covering almost half of...

Pisgah Area SORBA, Collaborating with other User Groups

Pisgah Area SORBA, Collaborating with other User Groups

Collaborating with other user groups is a great way to get more accomplished in our forests and to drive home the point that we are all in it for similar reasons. Thanks to Pisgah Area SORBA Trail Crew Coordinator, Charly Aurelia, for sharing some chainsaw...

Girls Rock!  TORC Ride Like a Girl Dirt Day

Girls Rock! TORC Ride Like a Girl Dirt Day

On Saturday, June 28, 2018, TORC co-hosted our first women’s only trail work day - AKA Dirt Day -  sponsored jointly with Wheelchix, a local women’s cycling advocacy group.  We worked with Robert Patterson and Tom Teabo, the Lake Crabtree County Park trail...

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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