Sorry it's a bit o'spam. Just trying to get the word out and support the SE scene. SORBA Freeride Alliance (SoFA http://www.ridesofa.org/), the freeride chapter of Southern Off Road Bicycle Association (SORBA), in conjunction with Hcor.net announces the first ever mountain bike skatepark competition near Atlanta, GA. Keep your competitive edge going and come out and join in the winter fun. SoFA will be holding their first annual "Winter Splinter" on Sunday, December 11, 2005, beginning at 9:00am at the Factory Skatepark in Newnan, Georgia . The Factory in Newnan, GA is just 25 miles from the heart of Atlanta. This will be the first year for the competition from the recently formed SoFA. The Winter Splinter will be an indoor jump jam/bike battle type of competition. Only 24 and 26 inch wheels will be eligible. There will be a pro class and an amateur class. Pro class will have 100% payback in cash prizes and loads of prizes for the amateurs. The Factory Skatepark is Georgia’s premier skatepark, featuring a 40,000 square foot indoor park with the only thirteen foot indoor vert ramp on the east coast. In addition, it has a six foot mini ramp, five foot bowl, an awesome street course with an eleven foot wall ride and much more. There is a separate rhythm section with two table tops, a double roller, a spine, and a nine foot roll-in. The comp will take place on the street course, the rhythm section, and the thirteen foot half pipe. Based on the east coast of the US, Hcor.net is one of the premier gravity sports media groups for mountain bikes on the internet with readers spanning the globe. SORBA is the second largest mountain biking organization in the U.S., behind IMBA. This organization has chapters in Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Alabama. SoFA is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting freeriding and downhill aspects of mountain biking within the South East Region through trail development, skills clinics and demonstrations. Go to www.ridesofa.org for more details In addition to a Pro-Purse, there will be Live bands and great swag. Product prizes for AMs include: Industry9 wheelsets, a Frame from Nemesis Project. Thanks to our sponsors.