Join SORBA’s volunteers, land managers, advocates, and members in Nashville,TN, March 21 – 24 for the 2018 Southern Mountain Bike Summit. Workshops, presentations, panels, networking, socials, bike riding, and lots of fun will be had by all.
“The Southern Mountain Bike Summit is a not-to-be-missed event. Nowhere else will you see such a passionate group of mountain bikers in the Southeast meet and accomplish so much….. And, you get to ride your bike on the finest trails in the Southeast!
NEW – The Summit has been expanded to offer more educational programs!
Wednesday, March 21 – “Chainsaw Certification” class by Forest Applications Training, Inc. (full day class)
Thursday, March 22 – “Strategic Planning for Great Mountain Bike Trails” – how to get the trails you want, by IMBA Trail Solutions. (full day class)
Friday, March 23 – 2 hour, “Guidelines to Quality Trail Experiences” presentation by IMBA Trail Solutions and other programs.
Saturday, March 24 – Break out sessions, US Forest Service presentation, SORBA Board of Directors Meeting and so much more – all designed to meet the increasing demand from our chapters, land managers and mountain bike communities for more and better trails!
Sunday, March 25 – Race hosted by Mid Tennessee SORBA
Camping – Montgomery Bell State Park, 1020 Jackson Hill Rd, Burns, TN 37029 Rates: $13.75 – $31.25 *Taxes and fees not included, $5 nonrefundable reservation fee Good availability – 30 minutes from Hope Park Church Reservation Link
Ride Montgomery Bell Mountain Bike Trails while you are there! Click here for more info!
IMBA Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day will be celebrated on October 6th at 1 pm, location TBD. Join the Alliance for a fun morning of riding dedicated to the kids!
TKMBD is an annual celebration held officially on the first Saturday of October. The event, developed and coordinated by IMBA, strives to encourage communities around the world to join together and ride mountain bikes with youth. Over the years we’ve had tens of thousands of kids participate from across the globe, including: Italy, Australia, South Africa, Canada, Malaysia, and Mexico. Informal or formal, one child or 100 children, TKMBD celebrates the joy of riding in the dirt.
Besides being good, healthy fun, the goal is to develop a connection between kids and the natural world around them. Today’s children are tomorrow’s land managers and politicians — future decision-makers for important matters like recreation and access to public lands. How different might our current access landscape look today if previous generations of policy makers had grown up riding bikes on natural-surface trails?
An adult group ride when the kids’ ride commences (around 3 pm).
To register a kid, or if you are interested in helping with the event (or need more information at all), email the Alliance at firstname.lastname@example.org.