SORBA News & Events

AMBC Bike Sweepstakes

AMBC Bike Sweepstakes

AMBC and Tennessee Valley Bicycles are offering your choice of mountain bike from Kona!!! The details: The winner can take their pick of Process 134 CR or Process X with OneUp carbon handlebars in your preferred rise, rolling on wheels lovingly hand-built by TVB,...

#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...

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....

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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.

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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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