The River Runs On Film Screening @ Appalachian Theatre of the High Country
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The River Runs On Film Screening @ Appalachian Theatre of the High Country | Boone | North Carolina | United States

We’re super stoked to help sponsor this screening of “The River Runs On” for our partner the Carolina Climbers’ Coalition. We hope you can join us and learn how our maintained trail systems in the National Forest are just one part of the overallplan

This thought-provoking documentary follows dedicated conservationists as they navigate the challenges of managing these vital forests. Dive into the heart of the Pisgah-Nantahala Forest Plan, a crucial blueprint that will shape the future of these national treasures for the next two decades.

Prepare to be inspired and moved as “The River Runs On” invites us to reflect on our connection with nature and our responsibility in preserving these lands. It’s a powerful meditation on the delicate balance between human intervention and the preservation of our natural heritage.

After the film, we’re thrilled to host a panel discussion featuring local experts who will shed light on the intricacies of the Pisgah-Nantahala Forest Plan. Engage in a meaningful conversation and gain valuable insights into the future of these forests.

Josh Kelly, Public Lands Biologist, Mountain True
Kevin Massey, Executive Director, Wild South
Manley Fuller, VP of Conservation Policy, NC Wildlife Federation
Megan Sutton, Program Director, The Nature Conservancy
Kristian Jackson, Sr. Lecturer, Appalachian State University

Tickets for this event are $6/ students and $15/ general, and all proceeds will go towards supporting the CCC. By attending, you not only get to enjoy an incredible film and stimulating discussion but also contribute to the preservation of our beloved natural resources.

Thank you to our event sponsors Mast General Store, Northwest NC Mountain Bike Alliance, Boone Area Cyclists and Tsuga USA.

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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.

Lake James State Park – Community Workday and Ride @ Lake James State Park
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Lake James State Park - Community Workday and Ride @ Lake James State Park | Linville | North Carolina | United States

Join the Alliance for a Community Trail Workday at Lake James State Park! This event is free of charge.

Meet at the Paddy’s Creek location on Saturday, Nov. 4th. This will be a community effort with: Friends of the Mountains to Sea Trail (FMST) and Friends of Fonta Flora State Trail (F3ST) volunteers serving as our 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. We will be working on the Wimba Loops. Work will include trimming and clearing drainage to help control water on the trail. If you have safety glasses, please bring them for your own use.

Click Here for required pre-registration

Also, for those interested we’ll lead a, no-drop, group mountain bike ride after the workday. So, bring your riding gear and your bike!


9:00 am – Meet at Lake James State Park MTB Trailhead
9:00 – 9:15 am – Safety talk, crew assignment, explanation of tasks
9:15 am – 12:15 pm – Work
12:15 – 12:30 pm – Return to trailhead and collect tools

1:00 pm – Group Ride

*We hope to increase the volunteer capacity of all trail groups within Burke County through partnership events like this. Thank you for your support1


Annual Chapter Meeting
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for our Annual Chapter Meeting on Friday, December 8. Location TBD. Doors open at 6. Meeting will start promptly at 6:30.

During this meeting we will take care of some quick annual business. We’re holding our annual elections. We’ll provide some information on the state of the Alliance. Lastly, but most importantly there will be plenty of time for conversation. Details on food and beverages are forthcoming. If you’re interested in joining our board please reach out to  We’re always looking for passionate folks to help us drive our mission

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.