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Mountain bike advocates, volunteers, land managers, and representatives from the mtb industry gather together for a 2-day conference in Anniston, AL, home of the Coldwater Mountain Trails.

Join your mountain biking land managers, friends and fellow advocates at the Southern Mountain Bike Summit, March 21st-23rd, 2014 in Anniston, AL, home of Coldwater Mountain, an IMBA Bronze-level Ride Center.

The Bridge at First United Methodist Church of Anniston will house Summit meetings.  Vendors will have exhibits set up in the lobby, outside the meeting space.

Group rides will leave from the Anniston trailhead at Coldwater Mountain on Friday and Saturday.

SORBA will host socials on Friday and Saturday evenings. 

Sunday is reserved for a Trek Dealer Appreciation Event at Coldwater Mountain. 


The Courtyard by Marriott in Oxford, AL is our host hotel for the 2014 Summit. Rooms are available for $94 per night; price includes breakfast, a 12 ounce Starbucks drink, high speed internet, fitness center, indoor pool, and jacuzzi, so pack your bathing suit in your bike bag. :-)

The Hampton Inn in Oxford, AL has rooms available. Rates are $74 a night, Saturday and Sunday, $84 a night, Monday-Thursday.

The Holiday Inn Express in Oxford, AL has rooms available. Rates are $74 a night, Saturday and Sunday, $84 a night, Monday-Thursday.

The Victoria Inn in Anniston has a limited number of rooms available for $65 per night. 


View PDF of Summit Agenda

Friday, March 21

Friday’s program is focused on our land manager partners.

8:00 Coffee reception 

8:30 Welcome

8:45 What IMBA-SORBA Offers Its Partners

9:45 Break

10:00 Forming Community Partnerships for Success

11:00 A Comprehensive Plan for Mountain Biking in Alabama State Parks

12:00 Lunch--Anniston Bicycle and Pedestrian Implementation Program

1:00 NICA, Setting in Motion a Lifelong Revolution through the Sport of Mountain Biking

1:50 Break

2:00 Navigating Insurance and MOUs

2:50 Effective Emergency Response for Coldwater Mountain Bike Trails

4:00 Adjourn

4:30 Site Visit and Group Rides at Coldwater Mountain. Emergency Response Demonstration.

6:30 AL MTB Alliance Meeting with AL State Parks

6:30 Reception at Marriott Courtyard

Saturday, March 22

8:00 Coffee reception 

8:30 IMBA-SORBA Board Meeting

10:00 Break

10:15 Welcome for Summit Attendees

10:30 How to Activate Your SORBA Chapter

11:45 Lunch

1:00 Cover your ASSets: A 360* Approach to Risk Management

1:00 NICA, Setting in Motion a Lifelong Revolution through the Sport of Mountain Biking

2:15 Report from the USFS, Region 8

3:15 Adjourn

3:30 Group Rides at Coldwater Mountain, Anniston Trailhead

6:00 Social at Cheaha Brewing Company

Sunday, March 23

On Sunday SORBA will host a Trek Dealer Appreciation Event at Coldwater Mountain. This event is open to authorized Trek dealers. 

Scott will also be at the upper trailhead offering demo bikes for all. 

Anyone with an interest in outdoor trail-based recreation is invited to attend the Summit.

Y'all come get some GRITS - Great Riding In The South.

March 21st, 2014 8:00 AM   through   March 23rd, 2014 2:00 PM
Full Summit (includes summit shirt, Friday and Saturday sessions, lunches, socials, Friday, Saturday rides and bike demos) $ 65.00
Single-day: Friday, March 21 (includes summit shirt, Friday sessions, lunch, social and ride) $ 30.00
Single-day: Saturday, March 22 (includes summit shirt, Saturday sessions, lunch, social and ride) $ 30.00
Saturday Evening Social, March 22 $ 10.00

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