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. 


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


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 .

NPS Considering Jackson Gap Trail for Multiuse

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!

Posted on January 26, 2015 .

Your volunteering time sheet is due

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.

Posted on December 9, 2014 .

2015 SORBA Chattanooga Race Schedule

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

Posted on November 17, 2014 .

2014 Mid-Year State of SORBA-Chattanooga Update

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.

Posted on July 29, 2014 .