When:  **Cancelled** Thursday, February 13th at 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Royal Peasant,  1675 S Lumpkin St, Athens, GA 30606
We have lots to discuss.  Anyone interested in mountain biking is welcome to attend.
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.

Weevil Outdoor Supply is offering 30% off all website purchases for SORBA members!  Just enter this coupon code when checking out: SORBAWEEVIL 
They also have a special limited edition t-shirt for sale.

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 for SORBA members through December.

**For the SORBA in-store 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
The Royal Peasant in Five Points

Firkin' 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.
It sounds too absurd to be true but it is.  HB 689 has been proposed in the Georgia House of Representatives, which would:

- Require tags and registration for bicycles,
- Remove the right to ride two abreast,
- Require new spacing requirements for group rides (no more than 4 riders per single-file line, 4 feet between each bicycle, 50 feet between each line of 4 cyclists), and
- Declare certain unrestricted public roadways "off limits" to people on bikes.

There is a public meeting on Monday October 7th in Gainesville.  Please try to attend.  More info below:

Public Meeting about the bill in Gainesville Monday Oct. 7th.  Go and voice your concerns!

Find your Representative and contact them to let them know you oppose this bill.

The text of the bill and the politicians behind it.

Please spread the word and speak out against this bill!

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: