Upcoming Rides, Meetings, Work Parties and More
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
Fairfield Inn Atlanta
455 Parkway 575
Woodstock, GA 30188
The SORBA special rate is $109 per night.
Hampton Inn Atlanta
450 Parkway 575
Woodstock, GA 30188
The SORBA special rate is $99 per night.
Elm Street Theater
8534 Main St, Woodstock, GA 30188
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
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.
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.