SORBA Night Ride @ ESNP - Thur. 1/25

Rescheduled January Night Ride at Enterprise South Nature Park.

Ride times - 6P to 9P.

Riders must have a current SORBA membership, helmet, lights, signed waiver (on-site) and proficient mountain bike skills. Onsite membership signup will be available.

Each rider is asked for $5 per rider fee to help cover the cost of the Park Ranger Fees.

Posted on January 21, 2018 .

SORBA Chattanooga Annual Meeting & Board Elections - Thursday Feb. 22nd

SORBA Chattanooga Annual Meeting & Board Member Elections

Enterprise South Nature Park Visitors Center

Thursday, February 22nd

6:00pm – 8:00pm

It’s that time – come out with us and hear what SORBA Chattanooga accomplished last year and find out what is in store for 2018.  This is an open meeting and we want to hear from all members of our mountain biking community, including those folks who are not active SORBA members.

Food & beverages will be provided.

We will also hold elections for our 2018 Board of Directors.  Elections will consist of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Coordinator, and Advocacy.

Outside of board elections, SORBA Chattanooga is also seeking volunteer individuals to help organize & lead group rides, become a Trail Boss, help with website/IT support, event planning, and  whatever else we and the community can conjure up.

If you would like to nominate yourself or someone for a board or volunteer position and/or would like to know more, drop us a line at bod@sorbachattanooga.org

More information and nominations will be communicated mid – February. 

See you there.

 

Posted on January 18, 2018 .

Trail Closure Update - Jan. 15th

To ensure rider safety and protect the sustainability of our trail systems, the following SORBA maintained and supported mountain bike trails are closed:

-Enterprise South Nature Park

-5 Points/Moonshine/Connector Trails

Tenative trail reopening for Enterprise South will be Friday, January 19th.

We will reassess Lookout trails reopening as weekly weather conditions improve.

For those wishing to ride any of the non closed trails this weekend, we ask that you please only ride while the air/ground temperature is below freezing. Today’s temperature changes will evoke serious thawing that can make for muddy conditions. Riding in and around mud creates ruts, ruts hold water and soon grow, tread becomes ruined and trails have to be closed longer for repair. Make sense?

SORBA and it’s volunteers thank you for respecting closures, being cautious of changing trail conditions and your continued support. Please help “spread the word” to ensure safety and sustainability.

Build Local. Ride Local

SORBA Chattanooga  

Posted on January 9, 2018 .

Blood Road Screening Fundraiser - This Thursday (9/21)

 

Join SORBA Chattanooga and 100 of your trail loving friends this Thursday 7 PM at The Palace Picture House to screen the incredible documentary Blood Road,

Blood Road follows the journey of ultra-endurance mountain bike athlete Rebecca Rusch and her Vietnamese riding partner, Huyen Nguyen, as they pedal 1,200 miles along the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail through the dense jungles of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Their goal: to reach the crash site and final resting place of Rebecca’s father, a U.S. Air Force pilot shot down over Laos some 40 years earlier. During this poignant voyage of self-discovery, the women push their bodies to the limit while learning more about the historic ‘Blood Road’ they’re pedaling and how the Vietnam War shaped their lives in different ways.

Tickets are only $20 & can be purchased in the SORBA web store or at the event. Each attendee will enjoy complimentary beverages from OddStory Brewing Co., SORBA Chattanooga swag, raffle entry, and more!

Doors open at 7 PM. Movie begins at 8 PM..

Popcorn, candy, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages will also be available for purchase.

The Palace Picture House is located at 818 Georgia Avenue Chattanooga, TN.

Click HERE to see a list of event sponsors & HERE to watch the trailer.
 

Posted on September 19, 2017 .

All trails are (almost) open.

The Enterprise South mountain bike trails will remain closed until noon Saturday Sept. 16th for bridge repair work. Volunteer opportunities to help expedite Friday/Saturday work are needed. Contact us at bod@sorbachattanooga.org if you can help. #buildlocalridelocal

Posted on September 14, 2017 .

Temporary area trail closures due to weather

With anticipated winds of 30+ mph throughout Tuesday & 4-5 inches of precip into Wednesday, all area mountain bike trails are closed until further notice. These closures are necessary to ensure rider safety and sustainability of our trails. We'll update trail status changes via SORBA Chattanooga website and Facebook page. Thank you in advance for your patience and respecting these closures. 

SORBA Chattanooga  

Posted on September 11, 2017 .

It's not too late - fall in love with mountain biking

"So you think you’re too old, too out of shape, too fearful to try mountain biking? Think again. Mountain biking is perfect for all levels of experience, fitness and bravery. Plus, it is so fun!" 

Read the rest of this REI Co-op journal at link below.

https://www.rei.com/blog/cycle/its-not-too-late-fall-in-love-with-mountain-biking

Posted on September 9, 2017 .

We Are In It To Win It. Are You?

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When you join local IMBA chapter SORBA Chattanooga, your local mountain bike organization's gets support to expand, improve and protect mountain biking. Join in September AND you could score great prizes for showing your support. WIN-WIN!

When you join in September, you’re entered to win great prizes (one per week) AND the grand prize of a Banshee Spitfire full-suspension bike, custom built and provided by Jenson USA.

Week 1: THULE T2 Hitch Rack

Week 2: GIRO Montaro MIPS Helmet

Week 3: LEZYNE Port-A-Shop Pro Tool Kit

Week 4: STAGES Power Meter

GRAND PRIZE: When you join in September (and October), you’re entered to win a Banshee Spitfire custom-built and provided by Jenson USA. This 140mm, 27.5 all-mountain bike features SRAM’s GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain, a Rockshox Pike fork, Rockshox Reverb Dropper Post, Raceface Aeffect wheelset and cockpit, and Shimano XT M8000 hyrdaulic brakes. The Spitfire is a trail-ready rig ready to conquer any adventure headed your way.

 

Posted on September 8, 2017 .

We Need Your Help To Haunt Enterprise South Nature Park!

Volunteers Needed for the 3rd Annual Haunted Trail October 13th & 14th at Enterprise South Nature Park.   This year's theme will be "Crazed Hillbillies".  Events will be on-site for families & children of all ages. More information can be found in attached flyer.  Please email SORBA or contact Allison Harr @ Allisonh@hamiltontn.gov for info and sign up.

Posted on August 31, 2017 .

SORBA Chattanooga & Velo Vixens raise dirt & dollars for Lula Lake

On Saturday, July 8th members of SORBA Chattanooga & Velo Vixens facilitated a trail work party, cookout, and camp out at Lula Lake.  Over 25 members & volunteers spent the morning constructing one mile of new connector trail. Lunch was provided by SORBA Chattanooga, then after everyone had private use of the beautiful Lula Lake grounds. That evening the Vixens manned the grill and provided a cookout social for all members, their families & friends. By nightfall, overnight campers had their tents pitched and campfires primed & ready for a glorious evening with friends out under the stars. 

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The following morning, Suck Creek Cycle hosted a beginner women's mountain bike & breakfast ride at the adjacent Five Points trail system. 

By the end of the weekend, all volunteers, attendees, & campers unanimously decided to forfeit their reservation & user fees.  The total of these fees resulted in a $500 donation to Lula Lake Land Trust! A huge "Thank You" to all who made this weekend at Lula Lake such a fun success!

Posted on July 22, 2017 .

Brush Creek Work Party - Sat. July 15th

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Big thanks to the Cherokee National Forest Service and all the volunteers who joined us for today's Brush Creek Trail work party. Over 60 volunteer hours clearing corridors with hungry loppers & weedeaters. Special thanks to Scotts Bikes & Firehouse Subs - Cleveland for providing the deelish lunch. Stay tuned for upcoming work parties. #buildlocalridelocal 

Posted on July 15, 2017 .

Weekend Trail Closures

Due to this week's steady rain fall & wet weekend forecast, all local managed & maintained SORBA trails will be closed today (Friday 6/23) thru this weekend.  Bummer yes, but riding on a mud trail wrecks the trail. It leaves ruts, contributes to erosion, and creates an unridable, hard to fix trail surface. If you are leaving a visible rut, the trail is too muddy to ride. Plus, your bike will thank you.

Posted on June 23, 2017 .