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  1. Why SORBA?

  2. 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. A Presentation of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association

  3. SORBA has 19 chapters in five states. What is SORBA? GeorgialNorth & South CarolinalTennessee l Alabama A Presentation of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association

  4. What is SORBA? • SORBA is about people. • SORBA has over 2,000 members. • SORBA volunteers performed over 7,000 hours of service last year. A Presentation of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association

  5. What is SORBA? A Presentation of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association

  6. Benefits to chapters • 501(c)(3) IRS status • Ability to accept tax deductible donations A Presentation of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association

  7. Benefits to chapters • Events • SORBA member events • Group rides • Work parties • Festivals and races • Insurance for events A Presentation of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association

  8. Benefits to chapters • Programs • Trips for Kids • National Bike Patrol • Volunteer Rewards • TREK Volunteer Rewards • Maxxis Trail Worker of the Month A Presentation of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association

  9. Benefits to chapters • Clinics for • Beginners • Kids • Women-only • Freeride A Presentation of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association

  10. Benefits to chapters • Grant writing assistance • Receive matching awards for trail projects • Corporate grants • Government grants A Presentation of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association

  11. Benefits to chapters • Advocacy training and assistance • Workshops • Mentoring A Presentation of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association

  12. Benefits to chapters • Representation at national and regional conferences and summits • National Bike Summit • IMBA Summit • Interbike • Southeastern Mountain Bike Summit A Presentation of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association

  13. Benefits to chapters • Fat Tire Times news magazine • Published 6 times a year • Free classifieds • Chapter notes • Special advertising rates for chapter activities A Presentation of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association

  14. Benefits to chapters • Website www.sorba.org • Links to chapters • Discussion forum • Event calendar • News postings • Photo gallery • Online membership A Presentation of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association

  15. Benefits to chapters • Event trailer • Tool trailers A Presentation of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association

  16. 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 A Presentation of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association

  17. 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. A Presentation of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association