Calendar

May
12
Fri
Mortimer Trail Weekend @ Mortimer Campground
May 12 – May 14 all-day

This second-annual event will have a work & ride on Saturday morning and several organized rides on surrounding trails. Free camping will be available for members of the Alliance and other SORBA chapters. If you are interested in attending any portion of the weekend, fill out the following form: LINK. RSVP’s are mandatory for the camping but please let us know if you are attending any other part of the weekend so we can plan accordingly. Any updates to the plan (weather, etc.) will be emailed to the RSVP list.

 

 

 

 

 

Jul
15
Sat
Community Workday at Fonta Flora State Trail @ Fonta Flora State Trail
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Community Workday at Fonta Flora State Trail @ Fonta Flora State Trail | Morganton | North Carolina | United States

Join the Alliance for a Community Trail Workday at Fonta Flora State Trail! This event is free of charge. Pre-registration is required, and attendance is limited.

We are planning another workday on the Fonta Flora State Trail (FFST) for Saturday, July 15th. This will be a community effort with our partners: Friends of the Mountains to Sea Trail (FMST) and Friends of Fonta Flora State Trail (F3ST) volunteers serving as partners and leaders. We hope to have a great turnout!

Please bring a daypack with water and snacks. We will provide TOOLS and experienced CREW LEADERS. No experience required. Work will include trimming and beginner trailwork to help control water on the trail.

IF YOU HAVE SAFETY GLASSES AND HARD HATS, PLEASE BRING FOR YOUR OWN USE.

PLEASE RSVP to Doug Veazey at 828-433-9289 or doug.veazey@gmail.com

**RSVP NEEDED for tools, crew assignment, and contact if cancellation due to weather. WEATHER CANCELLATION WILL BE SENT VIA EMAIL BY 8PM THE DAY PRIOR. We’ll post on Alliance social as well

SCHEDULE:

9:00 am – Meet at Burke County Park trailhead
9:00 – 9:15 am – Safety talk, crew assignment, and explanation of tasks (Tim Johnson)
9:15 am – 12:15 pm – Work
12:15 – 12:30 pm – Return to trailhead and collect tools

Oct
21
Sat
SORBA Fall Board Of Directors Meeting @ Anniston, AL
Oct 21 all-day

The SORBA Fall Board of Directors Meeting will be hosted by NEABA  in Anniston, AL Oct 21st, 2023 in conjunction with the yearly Coldwater Mountain Fat Tire Festival. The schedule of events, registration link, lodging and camping details, and other info will be posted soon. Our Chapter will be represented and give us a shout if you’re heading down.

Oct
27
Fri
Mortimer Trail Weekend Fall 2023 @ Mortimer Campground
Oct 27 – Oct 28 all-day

After a successful Spring Mortimer weekend, we decided to go for it again in the Fall! This event is being co-sponsored by the G5 Trail Collective, and will be centered around a trail workday on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. In addition, there will be several organized rides on surrounding trails. Free camping will be available for those who sign up for the trail work. So we can plan accordingly, if you will be attending any portion of the weekend, fill out the following form: Mortimer Fall Trail Weekend RSVP.  Any updates to the plan (weather, etc.) will be emailed to the RSVP list.

Tentative Schedule:

October 27, 2023
Friday Ride – 4:00 p.m.
Friday Night Camping

October 28, 2023
Saturday Trail Work – 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Saturday Afternoon Ride – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday Night Camping

For the trail work, bring sturdy footwear, work gloves, snacks/lunch, and water. Tools will be provided, but bring your own favorite tool if you have one.

Dec
8
Fri
Annual Chapter Meeting and Social @ Foothills Gear Garage
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for our Annual Chapter Meeting  and Social on Friday, December 8 at Foothills Gear Garage in Morganton. Doors open at 6. Meeting will start promptly at 6:30. We are partnering with local greats Mountain Burrito and Fonta Flora Brewery for a taco bar(vegetarian options will be there) and Brews!

During this meeting we will take care of some quick annual business, including our annual elections. We’ll provide some information on the state of the Alliance, including our 2023 accomplishments, membership stats past and future events. Lastly, but most importantly there will be plenty of time for conversation and comradery.

If you’re interested in joining our board please reach out to President@ridenwnctrails.com.  We’re always looking for passionate folks to help us drive our mission

The Annual Chapter Meeting is open to everyone, including non-members.

We continue to have lots to talk about. Whether you’ve already joined the Alliance or just wanting some information, stop on by to find out what we are all about.