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 application)!

IMBA-SORBA Membership Benefits Include…

  • IMBA Membership Kit IMBA members receive a personalized membership card, “propaganda-pack” stickers and discounts on IMBA logo gear. US-resident Members also receive a subscription to IMBA Trail News quarterly, as well as a year subscription to their choice of mountain biking magazines including Bicycling, Dirt Rag and Bicycle Times digital edition, Peloton digital edition or Velo digital edition.
  • Discounts and Deals IMBA members enjoy discounts on cycling-related gear and products — save online and off. Please also shop your local IMBA dealers, too.
  • Travel BenefitsIMBA Destinations can help you find incredible places to ride, tour operators, skills camps, bike rentals and transport, lodging and great post-ride refueling spots. Check frequently for special IMBA Member discounts from our Destinations Members.
  • Insurance Offers Take advantage of discounted accident and comprehensive health insurance plans made available to IMBA members by our partners Adventure Advocates And Nicholas Hill.

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!