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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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[14 Apr 2011 | Comments Off | ]
SORBA Officially Opens Trails at Enterprise South Nature Park!

SORBA Officially Opens Trails at Enterprise South Nature Park
On Saturday, April 9 the SORBA trails at ESNP were opened with fanfare.
The Grand Opening was an hours long event comprised of skills demos, group rides, a raffle and volunteer giveaway. In addition to schwag donated by area bike shops, a Lynskey Ridgeline 29er was raffled off. Zach Gaston had the winning ticket for the bike (THANKS LYNSKEY FOR YOUR SUPPORT!).
The event was attended …

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[26 Feb 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Trek’s Spring Classic, March 15th 7-10pm

SORBA is thrilled to announce Trek’s 2nd annual Spring Classic on Tuesday, March 15th.
$10 pint glasses with snazzy Trek and SORBA logos.
$25 snazzy pint glass and SORBA membership + raffle tickets

Join Trek at the Trek Store for fun, beer, comraderie, beer, giveaways and beer while supporting the local SORBA chapter.  Complete details to follow.  Be there or be square.

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[24 Feb 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Chattanooga Bicycle Club donates to SORBA

This week our very own bicycle club graciously donated $1000 to SORBA to help fund the purchase of a Sweco dozier. 
The Chattanooga Bicycle Club was established in 1967 for people interested in bicycle riding (both road and mountain), trial construction and maintenance, and creating new friendships (…I especially like that!).   The CBC’s mission includes encouragement and promotion of bicycle riding, and safety- by fostering good relationships between cyclists and motorists.  Chattanooga bike club became a …

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[21 Feb 2011 | Comments Off | ]
SORBA-Chattanooga recieves grant from local non-profit Wild Trails

Sorba-Chattanooga receives Wild Trails grant!!!
Sorba of Chattanooga is honored to be the recipient of the third of Wild Trails’ five $2000 grants awarded this week. This grant will fund construction of an informational kiosk at the East Overlook parking area on Raccoon Mountain, a trail system that is highly visited by mountain bikers, trail runners, dog walkers, bird watchers, hikers and many, many others. A much needed asset, this kiosk will help inform, protect and …

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[20 Feb 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Lula Lake Land Trust receives $2000 grant from Wild Trails

Wild Trails, a local non-profit organization, awarded the Lula Lake Land Trust $2000 to fund trail signage for the Five Points Trail system on Lookout Mountain.  This is the second of five grants to be announced over the next two weeks.   Wild Trails was founded through a partnership with locally-based outdoor retailer Rock Creek and a local group of outdoor enthusiasts who’s mission is to promote the use, protection and expansion of trails in greater …

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[29 Nov 2010 | Comments Off | ]

SORBA-Chattanooga was recently awarded the 2010 National Partnership Award from American Trails at the 2010 National American Trails Symposim. This award was granted to our organization as a result of the hardwork of numerous volunteers that attended hundreds of meetings, hiked mile after mile flagging trails, and spent thousands of hours volunteering during the trail construction phase. Please see the official press release below for more information.
Tennessee Valley Authority and the Southern Off-Road …

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[18 Sep 2010 | One Comment | ]
SORBA-Chattanooga Awarded New Belgium Brewery Grant

The New Belgium Brewery has awarded SORBA-Chattanooga a $500 community grant to be used to help expand the Raccoon Mountain Trail Network.
SORBA-Chattanooga expects to start machine work on the Raccoon Mountain Trial expansion within the next 60 days. The goal is to add approximately 9 miles of singletrack to the existing trial network. The expansion will see the addition of trail in the Laurel Point area that will make it way down the …

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[6 Aug 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Volkswagen Group of America makes $10,900 contribution to SORBA-Chattanooga’s trail efforts

Chattanooga, TN – May, 2010 – Volkswagen Group of America has made a $10,900 contribution to the Chattanooga chapter of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA). SORBA-Chattanooga will use the donated funds to construct and complete phase I of a new multiuse trail network at Enterprise South Nature Park. Phase I consists of  a 3.5 loop trail, a 2.5 loop trail, a 2 mile loop trail and a technical skill building area for mountain bikers. …

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[26 Jul 2010 | Comments Off | ]
3rd District Candidate Wants To Eliminate FHWA Recreational Trail Funds

A candidate for the 3rd Congressional District, Robin Smith, sent a letter to the Chattanoogan.com stating the Federal Administration’s National Recreation Trails Fund should be eliminated.
We must also be able to point to specific cuts in the budget to show our determination to deal with our debt and deficits. From examples as large as eliminating over payments for Medicare that will save billions, to eliminating the Federal Highway Administration’s National (FHWA) Recreational Trails Fund that …