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[6 Mar 2014 | Comments Off | ]

In a word…LOTS!!! We’ve got no less than 8 events and trail days happening in the next month. If you’ve been wanting to get involved, now’s your chance.


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[29 Mar 2013 | Comments Off | ]

National Park Service considers multi use trail conversion that will provide a vital bike corridor from downtown Chattanooga to Lookout Mountain trail systems.
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Alternative C offers expanded access to bicycles and brings a unique combination of recreational opportunities to visitors formerly accessible only by foot or car.
Mountain biking is a popular activity with children and youth bringing mountain bike access to the Lookout Mountain Battlefield will attract a younger …

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[2 Feb 2013 | Comments Off | ]

Please see the link below for information on 2014′s race.

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[8 Jan 2013 | Comments Off | ]

Let’s face it; if you’re a mountain biker, you’re a rebel. Not only do you spit in the face of society’s norms by riding a bicycle for leisure; you also eschew road bikes by deciding to ride a mountain bike instead. We’re not going to go there with singlespeeders though, some of us are on another level of crazy.
James Dean was born on February 8th, 1931. In celebration of the ultimate rebel’s birthday, we’re going to …

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[3 Jan 2013 | Comments Off | ]

Word is spreading like wildfire about Team SORBA-Chattanooga. Get Out Chattanooga recently interviewed our Team Director about the work we’re doing to improve mountain biking in Chattanooga. It’s no surprise to us they came away impressed. They can’t wait to see what we have planned next. We have big plans for 2012 and we want everyone to be a part of it. For those of you on the fence about joining the team, you still have time to …

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[17 Oct 2012 | One Comment | ]

One-week mountain bike tour in Andalusia, Spain, courtesy of BikeToursDirect
This tour is perfect for experienced riders who love mountain biking on pristine nature trails where the only other people you’ll meet on the trails are other cyclists and the occasional hiker. Through the unspoiled landscape of Andalusia, you cycle around the mountain town of Ronda. You will discover many small paths, which are often only used by hikers. This trek is an ideal mountain biking journey across this beautiful and …

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[8 Oct 2012 | Comments Off | ]

It was a wet and dreary morning, but that didn’t stop some brave kids from shredding 5-Points like seasoned riders. We had kids from 5 to 15 show up at 5-Points for Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day and everyone left with a big grin on their face. The organizers tempered their expectations for the ride, but the kids blew us away. They were energetic, fast, and enthusiastic. These are our future mountain bikers, future …

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[3 Oct 2012 | Comments Off | ]

In a move that shows different types of trail users can get along; Wild Trails has given SORBA Chattanooga a $2000 grant to go towards the Raccoon Mountain extension. Wild Trails is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes the use, protection and expansion of trails in the greater Chattanooga area. Sound familiar? The only difference is they run on the trails instead of bike. Here’s hoping for more cooperation in the future. Big thanks to …

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[2 Oct 2012 | Comments Off | ]

Racers from all of the Southeast flocked into Chattanooga on September 29th-30th for the RiverRocks Mountain Bike Challenge. They came…they saw…they…well some conquered; others got conquered. Not only did the racers have to worry about other competitors, they had to worry about Raccoon Mountain itself; and the mountain claimed many a bike on this day. From flat tires to cracked frames, we had it all. But everyone left with a smile on their face. We …