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Northshore Off-Road Bicycling Association

Mountain Bike and Trail Building Club in Covington, LA currently serving Bogue Chitto State Park in Franklinton, LA
Open today until 10:00 PM
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Coming soon:

Grand Opening celebration
New trailhead to launch you into:
12 miles of trails including Green, Blue, and Black difficulty levels
a 1.25 mile Flow trail
a balance bike course
a progressive jump park designed to improve your skills.

This event will be a celebration of...

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Phase One is complete as of 3/30/2019. 4 miles of MTB Singletrack - now open. Now on to Phase II of the project!

Very exciting that we are starting Trail 2 construction now and hope to be finished Phase I (two trails @ 4 miles) by end of March. Be a part of it's success! Be a community corporate sponsor for phase II construction 2019-2020!

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Wouldn't it be cool to connect the State Park bike park with downtown Franklinton via a 5 mile trace along the Bogue Chitto river? Camp, mountain bike, canoe, horse back ride, ride into town for coffee, eats, a post group ride cold one etc.....Just saying. Lots of issues to look at!

What a blessing to have these awesome 53 volunteers for our Dec 1 Mega Trailbuilding event / work party. An amazing bunch and so much accomplished in 4 hours and a great time! A huge thank you to all volunteers and sponsors!

PROPOSED REGIONAL BIKE PARK PLAN - WE NEED CORPORATE SPONSORS Phase I - Volunteer handbuilt MTB trails, Phase II - Grant and Corp funded pro built MTB trails - Please volunteer, sponsor and/or donate! Donate button below.



2 years ago
Great trail system and getting better every day. 5-mile loop that is fast and hilly with gravel base, challenging hills, some steep with wash outs, and areas of soft sand. Norba and park are working together and have added a new challenging trail with plans to add even more. Most all levels of off-road cyclist will find a great ride here and it worth the short drive from the NOLA metro area.
- Tim T
a month ago
- Blaine S
2 years ago
Great park for off-road cycling - plenty of ravines and gorge make for fun ups and downs , different from our mostly flat terrain. NORBA bike club is working on building a series of new, dedicated mtb trails here, check them out for more info.
- Swirl S

About us

Northshore Off-Road Biking Association (NORBA) is a Louisiana IMBA (International Mountain Bike Association) chapter  and 501(c)(3)non-profit mountain bike and 100% volunteer trail building group on the Northshore of New Orleans, Louisiana.  NORBA works with land managers to create trail systems for mountain bikers and other outdoor athletes to enjoy.  
The mission of NORBA is
  •             To promote trail land access, education, new trail creation, and preservation.
•             To encourage, promote, and develop participation in mountain biking.
•             To promote group rides, races, community health and fellowship.  

These are your trails, get involved!  Phase I   -3.5 miles of volunteer MTB handbuilt trail,     Phase II -Master plan and RTP federal grant for 7 more miles professionally constructed.

To JOIN NORBA AS A MEMBER, go to ***Be sure to input "NORBA" in the club section when signing up.

Also, more info and a group discussion page can be found at

To DONATE a completely TAX DEDUCTIBLE donation to NORBA 501(c)(3), click the link below.  As a nonprofit group, your donations go to help fund trail building, tools, equipment, marketing and PR efforts etc. - TO DONATE TO OUR TRAIL BUILDING AND CLUB PROGRESSION - Click the link below.  Credit cards or pay pal accepted.

Donate link

Current trail development : Bogue Chitto State Park, Franklinton, LA 17049 State Park Blvd Franklinton, LA 70438 985/ 839-5707   Bogue Chitto State Park park features hilly terrain (^270Ft), biking trails, gorge hiking, tubing, canoe and kayak rentals, horseback riding/ rentals, camping, cabin rentals, disc golf, and a water playground.   

Gate Opening Times
Sunday through Thursday     open at 8 a.m.     close at 9 p.m. 
Friday, Saturday and days preceding holidays.     open at 8 a.m.     close at 10 p.m.   
Entrance Fees:  $3 a person   

NORBA Club contacts
985-237-0964 or call the park at 985-839-5707

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17049 State Park Blvd
Franklinton, LA 70438
United States

Business Hours

Mon:8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tue:8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wed:8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thu:8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Fri:8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sat:8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sun:8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
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