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 .

Rock/Creek donates trail race proceeds to SORBA Chattanooga

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.

Posted on May 21, 2017 .

Tech Tips: Shift Cable & Housing Service

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.

Posted on February 20, 2017 .

Winter Riding Tips

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.

Posted on January 15, 2017 .

Enterprise South Trail Expansion

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.

Posted on December 28, 2015 .