Flagler Area Biking SORBA's mission is to help create tri-county (St. Johns, Flagler, Volusia) area trails, bike paths, bike lanes; ensure their future use; heighten cycling safety awareness; organize group rides; protect the habitat contained within the bike trails and bike paths; build relationships with landowners and land managers; and provide an informative website for local riders. We are a chapter of the Southern Off-Road Bicycling Association which is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization.
Here are some of our great supporters!
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FABS in the DeLand Christmas Parade
Our club participated in this year DeLand Christmas parade for the first time and everyone had a great time as they showed off their decorated bikes. There's already talk of doing it again next year.
New SORBA Operations Manager
During the SORBA Weekend our own local Sharon Mize was officially welcomed as the new SORBA Operations Manager replacing the retiring Kathy Woods. If you see her on the trails, make sure to congratulate her. She will be a great addition to the SORBA family.
Dec. 15th Club's Holiday Bash
Know what's better than going to a work holiday party? Literally going anywhere else but ESPECIALLY going to a party with like-minded mtb enthusiasts!
Cheap beer and basic appetizers provided so bring your best potluck dish and craft beer, if you're fru-fru.
There will be prizes for best, most creative, and ugliest bike themed outfits. Don't go crazy with the lycra - we don't really want to see all that!
Contact Kelly Smith, our host, with questions: 386-852-0200
Our Next Club Meeting & Vote
Our next club meeting will be on January 4th at 7:00 pm at Houligan's Restaurant in the meeting room (1643 US-1, Ormond Beach, FL 32174). This is a very important meeting for the club as it's the time of year when we elect next year's officers and board members. So if at all possible, please try to make this meeting.
We are also now taking nominations for club positions for president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. For a person to be nominated, they must be a current club member for at least 1 year and to become president they must also had to of held a club position before. Please send your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SORBA Fall Fat Tire Weekend & Meetings
Flagler Area Biking SORBA has partnered with Sacred Rides, the "#1 Mountain Bike Tour Operator on Earth" as ranked by National Geographic Adventure magazine.
Sacred Rides has been around since 1996 - they offer small-group mountain bike adventures in 18 destinations worldwide, with a focus on killer customer service, wicked fun, and responsible tourism that makes direct, meaningful contributions to local communities.
Their trips range from beginner to hardcore in some of the most spectacular locations on Earth: places like Nepal, New Zealand, Peru, Patagonia, British Columbia, Costa Rica and even the Azores!
With the partnership, club members get 5% off any of Sacred Rides' trips, and for every trip booked by a club member they'll also donate $50 to Flagler Area Biking SORBA. Private club-member-only trips are also an option - if anyone is interested in a private trip please contact us.
To take advantage of the discount, just get the special Club Promo Code when booking online at http://sacredrides.com.
A Couple of Our Club Trails Featured
Our club presented a check to the Flagler County Board of Commissioners that symbolized the volunteer hours saved at Mala Compra Green Way Trail in the County. We were able to save the county $13,248.00 in just one year.
FABS Helps Camp Boggy Creek
With the help of the Florida Bicycle Association and The Bicycle Doctor of Bunnell, we were able to donate these 6 Trek bikes to Camp Boggy Creek. This camp is for children with serious illnesses and their families to reach beyond their illness ...and discover joy, confidence and a new world of possibilities and is always free of charge. They were extremely gracious and very happy to receive the bikes to be used in the camp and then gave us a terrific tour of their facility. It is just amazing what they do there! Go to www.boggycreek.org and see how you can help them too.
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