Ben's Bikes is offering 15% off of all merchandise (bikes included) for SORBA members in December! They have lots of new and used bikes and accessories available.
Sunshine Cycles is having a huge blowout sale on their 2013 models...as much as 35% off. All SORBA members get a free Sunshine 25th Anniversary t-shirt with a bike purchase.
Georgia CycleSports is offering 10% off all non-discounted winter gear for SORBA members in December.
The Hub is offering 20% off accessories on Sundays in December(Sunday hours 12-4 p.m., Dec 1st-22nd). They are also offering 10% off to SORBA members through December.
Weevil Outdoor Supply will have a special limited edition t-shirt for sale.
**For the SORBA deals, bring your SORBA/IMBA membership card if you have it or login at IMBA.COM and print out your account info to show proof of membership.**Check out our December Newsletter for an update on our student volunteer day as well as info on work parties and other upcoming events.
There are four unclaimed Raffle Prizes from last night's fundraiser. Check your tickets(last three digits):
674 - set of 26" tires
575 - set of 26" tires
583 - Terrapin Hat
491 - Tuneup from Sunshine Cycles
If you have any of the tickets above, please email us to claim your prize. Prizes must be claimed by December 1st.
When: Monday November 18th 5 to 8 p.m
Where: The Royal Peasant in Five PointsFirkin' Fridays at The Royal Peasant were so much fun this past spring that we are doing it again on Monday. Terrapin is providing a Firkin Cask of their delicious Dos Cocoas Chocolate Porter. The cask will be tapped at 5 p.m. The minimum donation for a pint is just $1 (*Cash Only Please*), but please give what you can. All proceeds will go towards our trail building efforts at Trail Creek (East Athens Community Park). There will be a check presentation for the $2500 we raised in the Spring (photo op!) and another raffle with cool prizes from Terrapin and other local businesses. If any local business owners would like to donate items for the raffle, please email and let us know. Come have a beer with your fellow bikers and help us raise money to build new trails. Cheers!
When: Friday Nov. 22nd 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m
Where: Heritage Park (Driving Directions) We will be at Heritage Park on Friday working with several Athens Academy student volunteers. They will complete a minor re-route around a rutted out section of trail. Huge thanks to Hayden Lanzilotta for organizing this student volunteer day! It would great if anyone who has a leaf blower and is familiar with the trail could join us. While the kids work on the re-route we would like to send you out on the trail to blow off the leaves. If you can make it, just show up at the Arena area around 8:30 a.m. Friday morning.
If you can't make it on Friday but would like to go out on your own to blow off some of the trail, email us and we'll let you know what sections still need to be blown off. If you can't make it but would be willing to loan us a backpack leaf blower, please email and let us know.
Since it's getting darker earlier and earlier, we have decided to move our weekly Social Ride to Sundays. Meet at the trailhead any time between 3 and 5 p.m. If you don't see us at the trailhead, wait a few minutes and you can catch us on the next lap. This trail and ride is kid and beginner friendly.
For the latest news about Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day, Social Rides, Races, and the new Georgia High School Cycling League, check out the latest edition of SORBA-Athens Newsletter.
Join our Facebook Event!SORBA-Athens will celebrate Take a Kid/Mom Mountain Biking Day at East Athens Community Park on the Trail Creek Trails from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday Oct. 5
. Please park inside the park and meet here on Trail Creek Street(green arrow), Bring your bike and a helmet. If you don't have a bike or helmet, no worries. We will have several loaner bikes and helmets for moms and kids alike. We will grill burgers and hotdogs(veggie too) for the kids around noon. Huge thanks to The Grill and owner Mike Bradshaw for donating the food for the cookout. Our special guest Chewie will lead the first few laps:
When: , Saturday, September 14th, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Hard Labor Creek State Park, Rutledge, GADriving Directions (@ Green arrow)Facebook Event
Hard Labor Creek will be a big part of our 30/30 Project. It's only 28 miles from Athens. Bill Pflueger has done a great job spearheading the effort so far. We want to give him a hand and spread the word about this trail system. There's around 10 miles of trail there already with more to come. We'll be working on the Blue Trail, which will eventually become a 7 mile loop. After we finish working lunch will be provided for our volunteers courtesy of the Friends of Hard Labor Creek. Also, for every volunteer hour logged the Friends of Hard Labor organization will donate $2 to the trail building efforts at the park. With a good turnout we can get a lot of work done and raise a lot of money for future trail building. If you want to support our 30/30 Project, this is an important workday to attend. Bring gloves, a water bottle, and your bike. We will ride after we finish working and have lunch.
When: Saturday, September 14th, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Hard Labor Creek State Park, Rutledge, GA (Driving Directions- at the Green Arrow)
Paynes Creek needs a little work before the Southern Single Speed Championships. Volunteers will meet at the Campground Gate and will work until about 3pm. The plan is to repair the damage to the new trail caused by the rain and cut back the overgrowth on both trails. Camping is available Friday and Saturday night for volunteers. Please email Jud Turpin if you are interested in camping. Please bring gloves, long pants, eye protection, a water bottle/camelbak, your bike, and a lunch as we will eat on the trail. If you have a leaf blower or weed trimmer, please bring it as well.