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[2 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day Oct 4th via “Mrs Cheap”

Great story, video and quotes regarding our new Gateway Trail at Bells Bend Park and upcoming Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day.


Post by Bells Bend Park.

What’s up with all of the local mountain biking news these days?
As of this week, Nashville’s parks have 24.5 miles of mountain bike trails, including 12.5 miles added since 2012.
In the past two years, we’ve heard about a large expansion of the mountain bike trails at Cane Ridge Park, two new trails at Warner Parks and now a new 1.5-mile beginner trail at Bells …

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[1 Jun 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Bells Bend “Trail Love” Workday June 8th

Update Friday 3/28: Weather may cause an adjustment in work schedule. Please stay tuned and visit our facebook link below for more info.  THANKS!
Volunteers Needed! Again, time to RALLY and help bring this GATEWAY inspired trail to life. YOUR help is need to shape the open field sections and help us connect phase #1 to a full loop. We have prepped and ready for dirt buffing and shaping (digging, plenty of raking and de-stobbing).  Bring your bike for a TEST RIDE.
When: Sunday June 8th, 8:00 am-12:00 pm.  
Where: Meet at Bells …

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[3 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
“Ale for the Trail” – Craft Beer Fest, Saturday May 3rd, 2014 – 6pm

“Ale for the Trail” – Craft Beer Festival, Saturday May 3rd, 2014 – 6pm
Join mountain biking and craft beer enthusiasts in Middle Tennessee for another Ale for the Trail craft beer tasting at 6:00pm on Saturday, May 3rd at Land Rover Nashville. Proceeds benefit local public land trail projects and youth programs. The event features award-winning brews from 14 local and national breweries and prizes donated by cycling industry and local businesses. The donation also includes a souvenir tasting glass, amazing hors d’oeuvres and more.
Early Bird Special!  Get your tickets …

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[29 Dec 2013 | Comments Off | ]
Gravel Love-Potion #40 – Get loved up in some Gravel!

This just in (2/15/14)!  Last minute ride information to help enjoy the ride!  Click here for event email.
40 or 26 mile Gravel Social Ride to Support IMBA-SORBA Middle TN Trail Advocacy and Trail Machine Fund. Great Brew (Oskar Blues), Grub and GRAVEL. Bonfires and Social for post ride festivities. This being the post-Valentines weekend, be sure and bring your sweetie, but STAG still gets SWAG! This ride is great for almost ANY bicycle. With gravel and some moderate creek crossings, a cross or fat tire is recommended. Some great gravel …

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[11 Nov 2013 | Comments Off | ]
Trail Machine Fund – Donate Today!

Membership and Volunteer Support is the life blood of our organization. You can also HELP us ENHANCE Trail Features and More Trails with YOUR contribution and support. 100% of this fund goes directly to the purchase and operation of a Trail Building Machine. Give to the IMBA-SORBA Middle TN Trail Fund and help bring these trials to life!
Two ways to Donate…… Mail a check to: IMBA-SORBA Mid TN P.O. Box 434 Hermitage, TN 37076
Or use your PAYPAL account for your $25, $50, $100, $200 or $500 tax deductible donation.
No donation …

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[11 Nov 2013 | Comments Off | ]
The Big Question…?

“Why is the trail closed today?”…”It didn’t rain that much did it?”…”Isn’t mud part of mountain biking?”….
All good and sincere questions we hear going into a much less dry part of the year.  All of us, including hard working trail repair volunteers, hate when we have an opportunity to get on trail, but realize upon unloading the bike that your front wheel or critical part of your gear is….STILL AT THE HOUSE!  Well that same disappointment (if not more frustrating) is felt when you arrive and the trail is CLOSED… …

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[17 Oct 2013 | Comments Off | ]
Opening Warner Mountain Bike Trails

We have come so far and now overwhelmed with the REALITY that mountain bike trails are now part of the daily thrill at Warner Parks.
Thanks to our Parks staff and management for all their hard work and bringing Mayor Carl Dean’s commitment of spectacular mountain bike trails to fruition.
SOFT OPENING AND RIDE SOCIAL    Follow this event on:  
As this is the moment you have all been waiting for. Metro Parks (Awesome!) is going to have the temporary parking and trailhead finished for us to go out and enjoy what …

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[11 Apr 2013 | Comments Off | ]
“SingleTrack High” Movie Premiere!

Our local NICA leadership for TN High School Mountain Biking has invited you to the local premiere of “SingleTrack High”.
Ticket sales benefit the Tennessee League and 100% of the proceeds support our mission of providing safe, quality high school mountain bike programs for student-athletes and teams from public, charter and private schools throughout the state.
When: Friday, April 19 2013
Where: Endeavor Performance – 1811 Hayes Street | Nashville, TN 37203
Cost: $10 advanced; $15 at the door. Kids 12 and under are FREE.
Show Times: Early 6:00 pm. Late 7:40 pm.

Singletrack High …

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[30 Nov 2012 | Comments Off | ]
A great success…Take a Kid MTB Day 2012

Many thanks to all our SORBA member volunteers and sponsors that made Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day a great success.  Although it was necessary to reschedule from our original ribbon cutting with Mayor Karl Dean, we had a great turnout and wonderful weather on Sunday Nov. 4th with 40 kids, plus family enjoying the new Cane Ridge Trail.

Special Thanks to REI Brentwood, Specialized Bicycles, Clifbar, ProGold Bikes, CyclingCauses.org and Nashville Metro Parks staff.
Watch the Cycling Causes Video fun and visit IMBA.com/join to become a IMBA/SORBA member.  More trail being built in …

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[20 Jul 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Bells Bend Park: Trail Project Update

Moving toward corridor phase at Bells Bend upon Metro Parks approval of this phase. If you are interested in being part of this project’s volunteer force, please contact us at Trails@sorbamidtn.org or CLICK HERE for our volunteer sign up form.
Bells Bend update 01-19-2012 – Bob Slayden
Yesterday, Darryl and I met in the afternoon and worked about 4 hours laying out trail and checking alignment on trail that I laid out 3-4 months ago or so. We first surveyed the best location for the bridge that Parks plans to …