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[2 May 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Enhancing the Mountain Bike Experience in Middle TN

Want more healthy family oriented outdoor facilities in the Nashville area?  The Middle TN chapter of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association has developed a strong relationship with Nashville Davidson Country Metro Parks to create mountain bike trails in multiple parks throughout the county, particularly in areas that have no beginner or intermediate level trails.  With Tennessee being one of the 5 worst states in childhood obesity, these new trails can get the active outdoor experience a bit closer to your neighborhood.
Since 2004 SORBA Middle TN has been dedicated to enhancing our sport …

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[19 Mar 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Sustainable Trails Workshop – April 14&15

As Promised….It has become a very busy year of TRAIL BUILDING!  We are eager to not only train volunteers to better understand how to build sustainable trails, but to set a great example and pay it forward to our mountain bike community.
If you have this passion as we do….join us for two days at Bell’s Bend Outdoor Center April 14 & 15.
Click here for all the details and to register…NOW!
CLICK HERE!

Special Thanks to all the GREAT VOLUNTEERS bring more trail to Tennessee!

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[24 Jan 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Cane Ridge – Birth of a Trail

What great day to build a trail. Sunday January 22nd IMBA-SORBA Middle TN hosted a party of 25 trail volunteers and gave birth to phase 1 of the Cane Ridge Park Mountain Bike Trail. This 2.2 mile section is the beginning leg of a proposed 9 mile trail system in Davidson County’s southeastern border to Rutherford county line, just off Battle Road. Cane Ridge is an established ball park and radio control airplane venue, which is one of the current volunteer projects under construction by IMBA-SORBA Middle …

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[1 Nov 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Big News! Epic Social & “Pedal Driven” Movie Premier

Yazoo Brew Tap Room is hosting our Nashville Premier of “Pedal Driven” Bikumentary, at 6:oo pm, Wednesday Nov. 16th.  We are eager to share much about new projects and growth of mountain biking in Middle TN, so join us to get the scoop.  We need your support to complete these new trails.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Click here and register to attend.  Limited seats available.
This is a free event.  On sight Donations and IMBA-SORBA membeships are encouraged!
Not a member?  Join us NOW! Choose Middle TN for your …

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[3 Oct 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Upcoming Events – Subscribe to our Newsletter

Upcoming events:  Click here or image above to Subscribe to our Newsletter.

Upcoming Rides/Socials/Events
10/1
Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day 2011
Get your kids in the Dirt…Bring your fat tire bikes!
Alexander Trail – Easy trail, beginner skill level.
Saturday 10am-2pm, Thomson Station, TN
president@sorbamidtn.org
10/7
IMBA-SORBA Social
Friday, 7pm
Shelter 4 at Edwin Warner Park – MAP/DIRECTIONS HERE
president@sorbamidtn.org
10/9
Racoon Mtn Group Ride – Road Trip
Meet at the Clarion Inn in Murfreesboro
at 8:00am to car pool
or
Meet at the Visitor Center on top of Raccoon Mtn
at 10:00am CENTRAL TIME
president@sorbamidtn.org

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[25 Mar 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Metro Parks says YES to Mountain Bike in Percy Warner Park!

Please read the memo from Davidson County resident and IMBA-SORBA board member Carolyn Heichel, as she shares info from the Warner Parks/Burch Preserve Public Meeting on March 22nd.
For those of you unable to attend the meeting last night…I’ll try to give a quick recap (as it pertains to mountain biking): Although mountain bike trails were not part of the master plan for the new Burch Reserve property, according to Tim Netsch (Assistant Director Planning & Facilities – Metro Parks) mountain bike trails WILL be added in Percy Warner Park on …

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[21 Feb 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Progress…More Trails and Access Advocacy in the Media

March 23rd Tennessean Article, “Runners Bikers want to use trails” after Public Meeting does not share all the details that will avoid user conflict.  With the announcement of mountain bike specific trails at Percy Warner that will not intersect others, we now look to the county wide master plan and work PW into a high priority project.  More info to be shared in April as sight review will render a glimpse of what’s to come.
Tennessean – Residents Debate Warner Parks…
IMBA E-news Article
SORBA Member’s letter to the Tennessean
Same Tennessean Article reference …

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[4 Feb 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Percy Warner Park Considers Allowing Mountain Bikers

Please pass this link on to EVERYONE!  We need a strong response on the  Friends of Warner Parks website from the mountain bike community!!  It only takes a minute!
For those of you who were unable to make the public meeting last Thursday to discuss the use of the new Warner Parks Burch Reserve, I will try to give a short recap.  The property containing the old growth forest has already been set aside as a State Natural Area and will not be up for discussion …

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[1 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]
Call to ACTION!  Board Elections….IMBA-SORBA Middle TN Needs You.

New projects, fund raising opportunities and attracting new members are just some of the tasks at hand.  We are calling out for new ride leaders, trail work volunteers and chapter leadership.
If you are interested in helping move our organization into 2011 and beyond, we need you!  If you have business skills or mountain biking passion to offer, or just an interest to learn more, we need you!  There are committees, event planners and board member positions that may just fit you perfectly.
Our chapter leadership will help mold not only our …

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[7 Oct 2010 | Comments Off | ]
“Race Across The Sky” Movie &  After Party

11/4 – Race Across the Sky 2010 – LIVE at Greenhills Regal 16 with IMBA-SORBA MidTN followed by New Belgium Brewery After Party at Melrose Neighborhood Pub & 2 for 1 Thursdays(see map at bottom).  You get a chance to WIN a Fat Tire Cruiser Bicycle.  Gotta be there to Win!
11/04/2010 NCM Fathom, Life Time Fitness and Citizen Pictures take you back to a sleepy Colorado mountain town for one of the most extreme competitions that athletes aspire to endure, the Leadville Trail 100. Set in the altitude of the …