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We have this little trail system in Chattanooga…you might’ve heard of it…it’s called Raccoon Mountain. Us here at SORBA Chattanooga think it’s kind of a big deal. So what do you do when you have regionally recognized trail system in your backyard??? Give people an excuse to come and ride it that’s what!!! SORBA Chattanooga is proud to announce the 2013 Raccoon Mountain XC and Super-D race weekend. An epic trail system deserves an epic race; so we’ve lined up bike …
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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 …
Pick Your PoisonThose brave souls that ride the trails at Booker T Washington State Park during the summer know all too well that an unplanned trip off trail means choosing between landing in a patch of Poison Oak or Poison Ivy. That is, of course, assuming you don’t clip one of the many trees or get caught in privet so thick it rivals the vaunted ivy at Wrigley Field. Riding at Booker T Washington State …
Please join SORBA-Chattanooga on Saturday October 27, 2012 from 6pm to 10pm at Outdoor Chattanooga for the 3rd annual Ales for the Trails fundraiser. Guest will be treated to savory grilled chicken wings by Chattaoonga legend Doug Keller, side dishes to compliment the wings courtesy of EarthFare Grocery, and cold New Belgium ales courtesy of Riverside Beverage and Budweiser of Chattanooga. Proceeds from the event will benefit the continued expansion of the Raccoon Mountain Trail …
The RiverRocks Mountain Bike Challenge is the finale of the TBRA Mountain Bike Points Series. All the races throughout the season have lead up to this point and the overall season championship will be on the line in several classes. That doesn’t mean that a casual racer can’t come out and test themselves against like-minded individuals. Come and race on one of the Southeast’s best known trails. It doesn’t matter if you’re an eager beginner …
Fab video of the new Lookout Mountain 5 Points trail system credit goes to Jim Johnson (of White Oak trails fame…). If you haven’t ridden these fantastic trails created, built and maintained by Sorba, you should. Soon. Happy Thanksgiving from Sorba!!
Bill Rogers completing hand work on the Electric Avenue Trail on Raccoon Mountain
Long time cycling advocate Bill Rogers of Chattanooga passed away on May 27, 2011.
Bill was mountain biking with long-time friend Danny Nanney at Oak Mountain State Park outside Birmingham, Alabama when he suffered a heart attack. He was 60.
Bill was instrumental in getting the Cherokee National Forest’s trails opened to mountain biking. He worked with park staff to …
SUCK CREEK CYCLE presents Ride The Divide, the award-winning feature-length documentary about the world’s toughest mountain bike race, will make its Tennessee premiere on Thursday, March 24 when it comes to Chattanooga at the Rave East Ridge 18 cinemas. The screening, sponsored by Suck Creek Cycles, will be held as a benefit for the Chattanooga chapter of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (www.SORBAChattanooga.org).
The film chronicles the story of several mountain bikers who attempt the 2,711-mile …
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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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Please join SORBA-Chattanooga the weekend of January 21-23 for a fun filled weekend of mountain biking and trail construction. The weekend will include two rides, a trail work day, a volunteer thank you party on Saturday, and free lodging at Cloudland Canyon State Park. Here are the details:
Five Points Trail Weekend Celebration
January 21 – 23, 2011
Rising Fawn, GA
Friday, January 21
2:00 – 4:00 Ride @ Enterprise South Nature Park
Lodging Available FREE at …