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.
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On Saturday, May 6th Rock/Creek's Rabid Raccoon 25K took place atop Raccoon Mountain. Over 95 trail racers lined up at Laurel Pointe and raced against the clock covering Megawatt, Grindstone Ridge, Lower Chunky, Live Wire 1 & 2, High Voltage, and Split Rock trails.
All race proceeds generated from Rabid Raccoon were donated to SORBA Chattanooga!
Thank you Rock/Creek for everything you do for SORBA and all our outdoor communities.
Experiencing shifting problems on the trail and longing for the time when our fresh cables and housing performed in a silky, smooth fashion is a familiar feeling we all share. There are some simple maintenance techniques that can revive your existing cables and housing.
Mountain biking offers you the ability to gain some serious mileage into backcountry areas where you should be ready to handle problems on the trail. During winter rides, there is a higher cost to pay for mechanical and clothing issues.
Through a partnership with Hamilton County Parks and Recreation and the Benwood Foundation, SORBA Chattanooga has secured the resources and approval to begin the addition of 6 miles of new trail outside the park fence.
Pinkbike recently held a poll asking which trail type you liked better, flow or technical. What's the local opinion?
Infinit Nutrition is proud to be supporting SORBA Chattanooga and helping everyone ride more and race better this season and next. Find out how to receive a 15% discount on all INFINIT products and gear!
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Getting the scoop on local trails just got easier! The SORBA-Chattanooga Facebook group is being retired and the SORBA Chattanooga Facebook page will be the one-stop-shop for official information regarding SORBA Chattanooga.
The National Park Service is considering changes to the Lookout Mountain Battlefield that would allow for multiuse access to Jackson Gap Trail. This small trail is the key to an off-road connection between downtown and trail systems on Lookout Mountain. Providing your comments to the NPS will ensure this happens!
The park will be closed from January 16th February 16th for trail maintenance and improvements.
We are wrapping up another incredible year at SORBA Chattanooga, none of which would be possible without the help of a small army of volunteers. We're planning something special for those who have given so much of their time to help further our mission, but first we need to get a tally of the hours contributed by each person.
A form is now available to turn in your work hours. We know this is going to require some remembering, but do your best. The form will be active from this point forward so in the future you can submit hours as soon as they're completed.
Let us know if you have any questions, and thanks again for your hard work.
Winston Churchill said, “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often”. That’s a fancy way of saying that change is coming to the SORBA Chattanooga Race Series schedule for 2015. While change is good, there is no reason to make a change when there is no need. So while our schedule may look different for 2015, there is a reason and purpose behind all of the changes
Information on the Stringer's Ridge trail system is now available on sorbachattanooga.org. Look for information on trail work days, special events, trail status and anything else interesting and important to be posted here.
So it’s August, and yeah, we can’t believe it either, but that got me and Board of Directors pondering. We’ve been thinking about where we were as an organization at the beginning of the year and where we are now. We are happy to report on some great accomplishments this year.
The Raccoon Mountain Super D is over. Now is the time to reslish on our amazing enduro prowess and cheers our mates on a job well done.
SORBA Chattanooga has officially opened the two newest trails within the Raccoon Mountain trail system, Livewire and High Voltage. After 3 years and nearly 2500 volunteer hours contributed, these 8.5 miles of new trail boost the trail system to nearly 30 miles of single track.