About Appalachian Mountain Bike Club

The Appalachian Mountain Bike Club is a chapter of the South East regional division of IMBA. We are committed to complement the goals and purpose of IMBA. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable trail access for off-road bicyclists and, to maintaining the trails on which mountain bikers ride and other user groups rely on. The Appalachian Mountain Bike Club supports the conservation of open spaces and is committed to educating mountain bicyclists to ride sensitively and responsibly in order to protect the natural environment and the experience of other trail users.


SORBA (Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association) is a member-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, officially chartered organization devoted to promoting land access, trail preservation, and new trail development in order to enhance mountain bike touring, racing, fun, and fellowship for all mountain bicyclists in the southeastern United States. We publish the “Fat Tire Times,” to keep members informed of important issues, organized rides, work parties, races, socials, festivals, and other events. We hold our mountain bike events to raise awareness of land access and trail maintenance, to ride, to race, and to just have fun. Membership in SORBA entitles you to some great things— come join us (be sure to select “Knoxville, TN/AMBC” for your chapter on the app)!

What IMBA-SORBA Offers Members and Chapters

  • IMBA Trail News
  • Fat Tire Times
  • Promotions:
    • Subaru Tour de SORBA
    • Subaru VIP Partner
    • Pro Deals from Endurox, SportStar & HaberVision
    • Primal Wear Outlet
    • Sports Express bike shipping
    • Hertz discount
    • Save the Trails while you Save the Environment
    • Best Western discount
  • Events:
    • Group rides
    • Work parties
    • Clinics
    • Festivals
    • Socials
    • Races
  • Programs:
    • Trips for Kids
    • SORBA Volunteer Rewards
    • National Mountain Bike Patrol
    • Trail School and Crew Leader Training
    • Chapter Insurance
    • Tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status
  • Bulk purchasing:
    • Jerseys
    • T-shirts
    • 10% discount on IMBA gear
  • Website (www.sorba.org & www.imba.com)
  • Assistance in Grant Writing
  • Advocacy Training & Assistance
  • National & Regional representation
    • Interbike
    • National Bike Summit
    • IMBA Summit

Most importantly, IMBA and SORBA helps keep the trails you ride open to mountain biking.

How can we continue to be welcome on the trails in the Southeast? Join us!