Create – Enhance – Preserve – Ride
ABOUT SORBA MID-TENN CHAPTER
IMBA-SORBA Middle TN Chapter came into being in Summer of 2005. Resources from the former Lock 4 Trailblazers along with stewards and equipment from the former Mountain Trails Mountain Bike Club culminated into our current chapter. Our chapter stewardship reaches throughout Middle TN and the four trail systems we currently maintain. Lock 4 – Gallatin, Montgomery Bell State Park – Dickson, Long Hunter/Jones Mill Trail Trail – Mount Juliet and Hamilton Creek Trail in Nashville are all part of our local trail network. When we began the chapter, our goal was to provide an organization that met the following:
-Combine former clubs to develop a Nashville Mountain Bike Club.
-Create a place where all mountain bikers in the Middle TN area could unite and communicate.
-Enhance the ability of the mountain bike community to gain access to new trails.
-Provide a venue and knowledge about IMBA trail building standards to make sure the new trails we build are sustainable for years to come.
-Provide events at local mountain bike trails such as festivals, group rides, beginner clinics, and kid’s rides, just to name a few.
-Provide a place for new riders to go for information about riding and local trails, as well as provide clinics and rides to help build skills.
-Ensure the future of mountain biking in Middle Tennessee.
-Have FUN! Ride our mountain bikes!
CONTACT US –
SORBA Mid TN,
P.O. Box 434
Hermitage, TN 37076
Learn more about all IMBA-SORBA Chapters throughout the South www.sorba.org
2010 Board Of Directors Middle Tenn Chapter
Presidnet – Jim Van Vleet – firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President – Jim Whatley – email@example.com
Secretary/Communications – Colin Davidson – firstname.lastname@example.org
Advocacy Director – Jose Alea – email@example.com
Membership Director – Carolyn Heichel – firstname.lastname@example.org
Trails Director – Darryl Glascock – email@example.com
Treasurer – OPEN – to volunteer your expertise, email president
National Mountain Bike Patrol – firstname.lastname@example.org
Chapter Board Meeting Minutes
-Opened 6 miles of new trail at Long Hunter State Park
-Held 2 festivals at Long Hunter State Park and assisted with 2 at Hamilton Creek
-Held three beginner clinics/rides
-Awarded $5000 REI grant
-Purchased customized tool trail, Bob Bike Trailers and specific trail tool inventory to outfit 40 trail volunteers
-Organized over 50 trail work days, including two on National Trails Day and one for National Public Lands Day, and work days at Long Hunter State Park, Lock 4 City Park, Montgomery Bell State Park, Hamilton Creek City Park, & Fall Creek Falls
-Held Middle TN’s 1st official Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day event
-Held a class to provide training for National Mountain Bike Patrol
-Held and assisted with weekly mountain bike rides.
-Hosted one IMBA Trail Care Crew clinic and trail work weekend at Long Hunter State Park
-Created our website that includes information about mountain biking, local trails, our schedule of events.
-Assist with the reroute and reopening of Hamilton Creek City Park’s 11 miles of trail.
-Open 3 more miles of trail at Long Hunter State Park
-Continue our staple events: 3rd Annual Long Hunter Festival, 5th Annual Hamilton Creek Festival, 2nd Annual Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day, National Trails Day, National Public Lands Day.
-Sponsored at 5 major trail work days.
-Held a club meeting/social/ride per Quarter
-Grow our list of sponsors to help provide the tools we need to make these events even bigger and better.
-Hosted 6th Annual Hamilton Creek Fat Tire Festival
-Rumble at the Rock cross country race at Hamilton Creek
-Full Moon Fandango in October pulled 40 plus night riders to Lock 4
-IMBA Trail Care Crew visit to Lock 4 rendered lake front re-route in April
-National Trails Day opened 1 additional mile to lakefront trail at Hamilton Creek
-Held weekly group rides at Hamilton Creek
-Nashville Metro Parks Board entered into formal relationship offering “Annual Permit” for 2010 with IMBA/SORBA Middle TN at December Park Board Meeting
-Developed new opportunities for trail in Rutherford and Williamson counties.
-Submitted trail head rework and new kiosk designs for Hamilton Creek/Ned Shelton and Lakefront
-Designed and began work on Lock 4 Trail Head enhancements
-New website with support from local and Chattanooga chapter members.
-Dirt Sweat & Gears raises over $3000 for SORBA
-Enter formal MOU or Annual Permit with Nashville/Davidson County Metro Parks
-Metro Parks give go-ahead for Cane Ridge Trail - Volunteers begin design and layout stages in November.
-Chapter included in Metro Parks public meetings to enhance mountain bike venues in Davidson County for 2011.