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what is sorba
What is SORBA?
  • SORBA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes land access, develops new trails, and maintains existing trails for mountain bikers.
  • SORBA strives to enhance mountain bike touring and promote fun and fellowship for all mountain bicyclists in the southeastern United States.

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SORBA has 19 chapters in five states.

What is SORBA?

GeorgialNorth & South CarolinalTennessee l Alabama

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What is SORBA?
  • SORBA is about people.
  • SORBA has over 2,000 members.
  • SORBA volunteers performed over 7,000 hours of service last year.

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What is SORBA?

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benefits to chapters
Benefits to chapters
  • 501(c)(3) IRS status
    • Ability to accept tax deductible donations

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Benefits to chapters
  • Events
    • SORBA member events
    • Group rides
    • Work parties
    • Festivals and races
    • Insurance for events

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Benefits to chapters
  • Programs
  • Trips for Kids
  • National Bike Patrol
  • Volunteer Rewards
    • TREK Volunteer Rewards
    • Maxxis Trail Worker of the Month

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Benefits to chapters
  • Clinics for
  • Beginners
  • Kids
  • Women-only
  • Freeride

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Benefits to chapters
  • Grant writing assistance
    • Receive matching awards for trail projects
      • Corporate grants
      • Government grants

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Benefits to chapters
  • Advocacy training and assistance
    • Workshops
    • Mentoring

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Benefits to chapters
  • Representation at national and regional conferences and summits
    • National Bike Summit
    • IMBA Summit
    • Interbike
    • Southeastern Mountain Bike Summit

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Benefits to chapters
  • Fat Tire Times news magazine
    • Published 6 times a year
    • Free classifieds
    • Chapter notes
    • Special advertising rates for chapter activities

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Benefits to chapters
  • Website www.sorba.org
    • Links to chapters
    • Discussion forum
    • Event calendar
    • News postings
    • Photo gallery
    • Online membership

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Benefits to chapters
  • Event trailer
  • Tool trailers

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Benefits to chapters
  • 18-year track record building positive relationships with
    • Land managers
      • USFS, National Parks, Army Corps of Engineers, State Parks, local parks and recreation areas
    • Sponsors
    • IMBA & NORBA

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come join us
Come join us!
  • SORBA offers assistance to land managers and chapters for trail design and maintenance.
  • SORBA offers members full National Bike Patrol training, including CPR and first aid classes.
  • SORBA offers assistance with chapter fund raising.
  • SORBA offers Trips For Kids To Go.

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