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The Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA) is the largest nonprofit mountain biking organization in the Southeast. SORBA members work with land managers in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee to create trails and trail systems for mountain bikers and other users to enjoy. Through advocacy, education, and recreational opportunities, SORBA carries out its mission to promote land access, trail preservation, and new trail development in order to enhance mountain bike touring, racing, fun, and fellowship for all mountain bicyclists in the southeastern United States.
We have over 2,200 members who help steward miles and miles of great trails in our six-state area. The best riding in the Southeast is found on trails maintained by our volunteers. SORBA loves singletrack, rocks, roots, and logs, and we employ IMBA's trailbuilding practices to ensure that our trails are sustainable and challenging. SORBA was one of the first clubs to be affiliated with IMBA (International Mountain Bicycling Association).
SORBA relies on our wonderful members to carry out our mission. Our volunteers donate thousands of hours each year to advocate for trail access, build trails, and maintain trails. SORBA volunteers take pride in their work, and it shows in the trails that they build. Our news magazine, the Fat Tire Times, showcases member involvement, advocacy issues, trail information and much more. Join SORBA today!
The Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association, Woodstock, GA Chapter (SORBA-W), was formed in March, 2000, by a group of local mountain bikers. SORBA-W was formed in part due to the closure of trails at Boling Park in Canton, GA to off-road cycling. With the mission to preserve, protect, and educate the community, SORBA-W's primary focus has been advocacy, mountain bike trail development, and trail maintenance in Cherokee County. As an extension of the main SORBA organization, SORBA-W also assists with rides, festivals, and the advancement of off-road cycling throughout the southeastern United States.
Currently SORBA-Woodstock has relationships with local land managers such as the City of Woodstock, City of Canton , Cherokee Recreation and Parks Authority , Department of Natural Resources, Boy Scouts of America, Cherokee County Water Authority, and the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Allatoona . These relationships provide mountain bikers with opportunities for trail access while protecting the future of existing trails. SORBA-W's primary role is to organize volunteer workers to perform trail layout, design, construction, and maintenance at Blanket's Creek.
The newest trail in Cherokee County, Blankets Creek , on Sixes Road ( I-575 exit 11), will eventually be comprised of three loops: the North loop, Middle loop (The Dwelling Trail Loop), and the South loop. The Dwelling Trail was opened on June 3rd, 2000. The South loop was completed and opened in September 2003, and work on the North Loop is expected to begin in 2006. SORBA-W currently has over 280 acres set aside for trail development.
Come join the group and secure the future of mountain biking in Cherokee County!
SORBA Woodstock has embarked upon an exciting new project that will add an additional five miles of new trail to Blankets Creek. A fundrasing goal has been set to raise $50,000 which will allow SORBA Woodstock to hire a t rail building company to complete the major trail cutting work . While the machines will do the hard work, we need volunteers to hand finish the trail bed with tools we proved after the machines have cut the trail. We will be having work parties on the first and third Saturday of every month until the project is completed
- Jay Wilkes
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