Chapter Calendar

Upcoming Rides, Meetings, Work Parties and More

Events Calendar

Sep
25
Sat
NPLD Work Party at Kerr Scott
Sep 25 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
NPLD Work Party at Kerr Scott

Join the Alliance for National Public Lands Day at Kerr Scott. We will be meeting at the Visitors Assistance Center at the main OVT trailhead. From there we will divide into groups and cover several maintenance items along the OVT and adjacent trails. Bring sturdy footwear, work gloves, and water. Tools will be provided. Lunch will also be provided. A group ride is scheduled shortly after lunch, at 12pm.

Sep
30
Thu
Biker’s Ballad Movie at Booneshine Brewing Company @ Booneshine Brewing Company
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us at Booneshine Brewing Company for a showing of Matchstick Production’s new mountain bike movie: A Biker’s Ballad.

 This new film from Matchstick Productions explores the various disciplines of mountain biking in the birthplace of the sport, Crested Butte, CO. Ranging from Enduro to Cross Country to Freeride, the film makers at Matchstick leave no stone unturned. This is a bike movie for all riders and an ode to the deep rooted culture of the sport

This family friendly event starts at 7:00PM and the movie will start at 8:00PM.

Oct
2
Sat
Catawba Riversweep at Wilson Creek @ Brown Mountain Beach Resort
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Catawba Riversweep at Wilson Creek @ Brown Mountain Beach Resort | Lenoir | North Carolina | United States

We will be working alongside partners A Clean Wilson Creek and Wild South for a community cleanup of Wilson Creek, part of the Catawba-Wateree River Basin. To sign up, fill the form out on the Catawba Riversweep website and be sure to select “Lake Rhodhiss Riversweep – Wilson Creek” as the location for the ticket. We will meet at Brown Mountain Beach Resort entrance parking area that morning at 9am. All equipment is provided. As the event approaches you will receive more specific info and details tailored to the Wilson Creek Riversweep.

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day 2021 @ Warrior Creek Back Entrance
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMBA Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day will be celebrated at Kerr Scott Trails on October 2nd at 9:00AM. We’ll be gathering at the the back entrance of Warrior Creek (off of Boomer/Ferguson School Rd) at the pump track. 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 will take place when the kids’ ride commences (around 1 pm).

Please RSVP below to register you and your kid!

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day Sign-Up

 

 

Oct
9
Sat
Trail Work Day at Rocky Knob Park @ Rocky Knob MTB Park
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Boone Area Cyclists and The Alliance are hosting a Community Trail Day at Rocky Knob Park. Pack water and snacks to take with you on the trail. Sturdy footwear and work gloves recommended. Tools will be provided, and work will end around noon.

Any day-of cancellation will be posted on Facebook site, so check there if weather looks questionable.

Oct
16
Sat
Fonta Flora Barnburner 2021 @ Fonta Flora Whippoorwill Farm
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Overmountain Cycles is excited to bring you the Fonta Flora BARNBURNER!


The Fonta Flora Barnburner is a 50k mountain bike race that will test your endurance, skill and fortitude to press on as you ride through the heart-pounding trails of Lake James State Park and the Fonta Flora Trail.

Each trail system has unique features to enjoy, but here’s a little taste. LJSP is tight, fast and flowy, with ripping berm sections and did we mention feel the flow? Next the Fonta Flora trail opens up, but stay on your game. It’s fast, fast, fast with tight corners, wide open sprints and enough flow to get the wheels well off the ground. Gorgeous lake views abound on this race along with mountain views that will inspire you to ride harder.

The Barnburner will start and finish at Fonta Flora Brewery’s Whippoorwill Farm in Nebo, NC. After finishing this beautiful race, plan to enjoy a hand-crafted pint at the brewery with your fellow racers. Proceeds from the event will benefit further maintenance & development of the trails around Lake James!

Multiple ways to be scored!

We’ve got plenty of categories to choose from this year, so you can sign up for the one that fits you best. Here’s a list of categories and how they’ll be scored:

  • Compete against your age group. The following categories will allow you to compete against racers in your age bracket on a variety of bike types. Each category will have a men’s and women’s division.
    • Juniors: 17 and Under
    • Open Category: 18-49
    • Masters: 50+

  • Compete against riders on the same bike type. The following categories will allow you to compete against racers of any age, but everyone must use the same bike type. Each category will have a men’s and women’s division.
    • Single Speed
    • Gravel Bike

  • Compete in the Party Pace category! This category will still be professionally timed, but it’s for the non-competitive rider who just wants to have a good time and test themselves on the trails. This category will not group riders by gender, age, or bike type.

Questions on which event is best for you? Contact Overmountain Cycles and ask Mike for advice!

828.413.1357

General Info

Parking:
Parking attendants will be onsite at 7am to direct traffic and parking. If you arrive before this, we might kindly ask you to re-park so everyone fits, nicely.

Start time is 9am!!!

Registration Cut-off: We are limited to 300 participants. It’s important to register early!!!! Barnburner registration will be CLOSING on 10am Wednesday October 13th, 2021 so we can get everything squared away. There WILL be same day registration for the Barnburner, but event t-shirts and socks cannot be guaranteed.

What bike to ride: Not sure which arrow in the quiver to bring? The Barnburner is more of an endurance race than technical challenge, so we would recommend few different bikes. It’s very common to see hardtails, short travel full suspensions and even gravel bikes on these trails! Long travel is not recommended, unless you just roll that way. Join one of the prerides to find out what the trail is like! Preride details are on the Overmountain Cycles Facebook Page.

Cut-off time: Cut off time is 3pm at the Long Arm Access off HWY 126 on the return trip from the Fonta Flora Trail. Riders past this time will be directed to finish the race on HWY 126 back to the finish line.

Food: Single Wyde will be supplying food for participants and spectators. Vegan/Vegetarian options will be available. Little Guatemala will be supply coffee to keep you amped.

Bathrooms/Shower: Fonta Flora Brewery is equipped with bathrooms in their tasting room for your use. An outside shower will be provided for post-race clean up as well. Be courteous and clean up after yourself please!

Neutral support: Overmountain Cycles will be providing neutral support for race day participants. They will have limited tools and supplies, so bring the gear you need and please be prepared.

Post-race: Yeeeeehaw, you did it!!! Get yourself a Fonta Flora beer (one free with registration), some tasty food and hang with us.

Event schedule

  • October 16 7:00 AM EDT – Registration and check-in opens

  • October 16 8:45 AM EDT – Racer Meeting

  • October 16 9:00 AM EDT – RACE START

  • October 16 1:00 PM EDT – Awards

Oct
23
Sat
FSR 192 Workday @ Old House Gap
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

We will be working alongside partner organizations Friends of the Mountains to Sea Trail and Trout Unlimited planting vegetation along the newly improved Old House Gap Road (FSR 192). Sign up here: Trail Volunteer RSVP form.

Oct
29
Fri
SORBA 2021 Fall Board of Directors Meeting @ Elm Street Theatre
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm

Live meetings are back!

We are excited to share the details about our 2021 Fall Board of Directors meeting on October 29-30. The meeting will be held in Woodstock, Ga and hosted by SORBA Woodstock, Woodstock Parks and Rec, and Visit Woodstock. This meeting we are going to emphasize a good time and who better than the folks at SORBA Woodstock! Click the link below to register.

Register Here

Join fellow Board members, Executive Board members, chapter members and staff for the 2021 SORBA Board of Directors meeting to ride, enjoy local amenities, hangout with fellow mountain bikers and help shape the future of SORBA.

The weekend will kick off with group rides at Rope Mill and our Friday night social at Reformation Brewing. The brewery is hosting a festival the same weekend and SORBA will have it’s own private area Friday night.

Saturday we will host the Board of Directors Meeting at the Elm Street Theater. Following the meeting we will have a breakout session, the group rides at Blankets Creek. The Saturday night social will be hosted at PUBLIC Woodstock just around the corner from Reformation Brewing.

 

Special thanks to Woodstock SORBA for hosting this meeting!

SORBA Woodstock has added 5+ miles of new trails called “The Mill” at Rope Mill Park. These flow style trails were built by Trail Dynamics in 2015. At Blankets Creek, new alternate lines have been added to the Dwelling Trail to give more levels of progression. We have also added 2.5 miles of Flow Trails into the Dwelling Loop as an addition. Our goal is to have a new 1.5 mile advanced loop called “Gnarnia” constructed before the fall meeting. The group ride @ Blankets Creek was rained out at the 2013 Summit meeting so we really would like to have the opportunity to showcase it to a new generation of chapter leaders for inspiration in the own hometown trails. We believe that the mountain bike success stories in Woodstock have been brought about by years of experience and a great support from the city & county. It would be our honor to host this event and give new chapters a chance to ask questions about our success so that they may also incorporate these ideas back to their local communities.

 

Lodging

Fairfield Inn Atlanta
455 Parkway 575
Woodstock, GA 30188​
770.926.4669

The SORBA special rate is $109 per night.

 

Hampton Inn Atlanta
450 Parkway 575
Woodstock, GA 30188​
770.926.4669

The SORBA special rate is $99 per night.

 

Meeting Location

Elm Street Theater
8534 Main St, Woodstock, GA 30188

 

Fees

Each chapter (the president or proxy) and executive board member receives ONE free registration for the meeting, socials and rides.
Additional guests for the entire weekend (spouses, chapter leadership, members) are $25.
Friday night social only $10
Saturday night social only $10

 

Map of Locations

[Click here for Event Google Map]
[Click here for TrailForks Map]

 

Schedule (please note this will be updated as events are added)  

Friday, October 29

2:00p             Group rides at Rope Mill: 690 Olde Rope Mill Park Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188

7:00p             Social – Reformation Brewery: 105 Elm St, Woodstock, GA 30188 (more details coming soon)

Registration also available

 

Saturday, October 30

SORBA Board of Directors Meeting
Location – Elm Street Theater: 8534 Main St, Woodstock, GA 30188

8:30a              Coffee reception / Registration

9:00a              SORBA Board of Directors Meeting

11:45              Group Photo

12:00p            Lunch (provided)

1:00                Breakout Sessions

2:00                Wrap Up

2:30                Group rides – Blankets Creek: 2261 Sixes Rd, Canton, GA 30114

6p – 9p           Social – PUBLIC Woodstock: 8634 Main St, Woodstock, GA 30188 (more details coming soon)

 

Sunday, October 31

10:00a            Guided ride at Blankets Creek: 2261 Sixes Rd, Canton, GA 30114

 

Other Things to Do in Woodstock – Downtown Woodstock offers multiple amenities to enjoy around their city. The Outlets of Atlanta are next door to the hosting hotel. Many restaurants and shops are located all through the downtown Woodstock area. There is also a greenway that leads from Downtown Woodstock to various areas in the City that can easily be walked.

Thank you to the event sponsors.

Nov
6
Sat
Lake James State Park Work Party @ Lake James State Park MTB Trails
Nov 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lake James State Park Work Party @ Lake James State Park MTB Trails | Nebo | North Carolina | United States

Come help us give the trails at Lake James State Park some love!

All Work Parties will begin at 9am. Pack water and snacks to take with you on the trail. Sturdy footwear and work gloves recommended. Tools will be provided, and work will end around noon. Group ride will follow at 1pm, so don’t forget your bike!

Dates and work detail subject to change; this post may be revised. Any day-of cancellations will be posted on Facebook site, so check there if weather looks questionable.

Nov
13
Sat
Board Member’s Retreat @ Location TBD
Nov 13 @ 8:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Events

Sep
25
Sat
8:00 am NPLD Work Party at Kerr Scott
NPLD Work Party at Kerr Scott
Sep 25 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
NPLD Work Party at Kerr Scott
Join the Alliance for National Public Lands Day at Kerr Scott. We will be meeting at the Visitors Assistance Center at the main OVT trailhead. From there we will divide into groups and cover several[...]
Sep
30
Thu
7:00 pm Biker’s Ballad Movie at Booneshi... @ Booneshine Brewing Company
Biker’s Ballad Movie at Booneshi... @ Booneshine Brewing Company
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Join us at Booneshine Brewing Company for a showing of Matchstick Production’s new mountain bike movie: A Biker’s Ballad.  This new film from Matchstick Productions explores the various disciplines of mountain biking in the birthplace[...]
Oct
2
Sat
9:00 am Catawba Riversweep at Wilson Creek @ Brown Mountain Beach Resort
Catawba Riversweep at Wilson Creek @ Brown Mountain Beach Resort
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Catawba Riversweep at Wilson Creek @ Brown Mountain Beach Resort | Lenoir | North Carolina | United States
We will be working alongside partners A Clean Wilson Creek and Wild South for a community cleanup of Wilson Creek, part of the Catawba-Wateree River Basin. To sign up, fill the form out on the[...]
9:00 am Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day 2021 @ Warrior Creek Back Entrance
Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day 2021 @ Warrior Creek Back Entrance
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
IMBA Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day will be celebrated at Kerr Scott Trails on October 2nd at 9:00AM. We’ll be gathering at the the back entrance of Warrior Creek (off of Boomer/Ferguson School Rd)[...]
Oct
9
Sat
9:00 am Trail Work Day at Rocky Knob Park @ Rocky Knob MTB Park
Trail Work Day at Rocky Knob Park @ Rocky Knob MTB Park
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Boone Area Cyclists and The Alliance are hosting a Community Trail Day at Rocky Knob Park. Pack water and snacks to take with you on the trail. Sturdy footwear and work gloves recommended. Tools will be[...]
Oct
16
Sat
9:00 am Fonta Flora Barnburner 2021 @ Fonta Flora Whippoorwill Farm
Fonta Flora Barnburner 2021 @ Fonta Flora Whippoorwill Farm
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Overmountain Cycles is excited to bring you the Fonta Flora BARNBURNER! The Fonta Flora Barnburner is a 50k mountain bike race that will test your endurance, skill and fortitude to press on as you ride[...]
Oct
23
Sat
9:00 am FSR 192 Workday @ Old House Gap
FSR 192 Workday @ Old House Gap
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
We will be working alongside partner organizations Friends of the Mountains to Sea Trail and Trout Unlimited planting vegetation along the newly improved Old House Gap Road (FSR 192). Sign up here: Trail Volunteer RSVP[...]
Oct
29
Fri
2:00 pm SORBA 2021 Fall Board of Directo... @ Elm Street Theatre
SORBA 2021 Fall Board of Directo... @ Elm Street Theatre
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm
SORBA 2021 Fall Board of Directors Meeting @ Elm Street Theatre | Woodstock | Georgia | United States
Live meetings are back! We are excited to share the details about our 2021 Fall Board of Directors meeting on October 29-30. The meeting will be held in Woodstock, Ga and hosted by SORBA Woodstock,[...]
Nov
6
Sat
9:00 am Lake James State Park Work Party @ Lake James State Park MTB Trails
Lake James State Park Work Party @ Lake James State Park MTB Trails
Nov 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lake James State Park Work Party @ Lake James State Park MTB Trails | Nebo | North Carolina | United States
Come help us give the trails at Lake James State Park some love! All Work Parties will begin at 9am. Pack water and snacks to take with you on the trail. Sturdy footwear and work gloves[...]