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NORBA 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 9:00 PM
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NORBA has assembled an amazing team of trail captains and new faces of volunteers who deserve so much recognition in the way they have maintained and continued construction of new features on the phase II project. These folks have put in countless hours to maintain and bring new creativity to ma...

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Phase 3 Goal - Now seeking funding for bike pump track /skills education center, features, mileage extension, and dual slalom race course at Bogue Chitto State Park in Franklinton, LA at the MTB trail system (near south trail head parking lot) Learn and build your skills at the pump track to he...

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An incredible amount of thanks to the FLOWMOTION TRAIL BUILDERS TEAM for phase II design and construction and to our phenomenal team of reliable volunteers for the last 3 years putting in countless hours of hard trail work. Amazing people indeed. Without you and the belief in the mission, it wo...

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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!


7 months ago
I love these trails! I am an old rider-69 years old-and I think this trail system is for everyone. It is easy To go around the sketchy stuff but the flowy part makes it really easy to get a good workout without getting tired. At the end of the day you don’t realize you’ve worked so hard because you were having so much fun!!!
- Georgia W
8 months ago
Something for everyone. Should definitely consider as a multi day destination. Built with a standard held by places like Arkansas and Colorado. What it lacks in elevation it makes up in creativity and diversity. One side of the trail system is old school hand cut tech xc. Other side is new style machine cut flow trails. Even if all you have is one day make sure you plan to be there ALL DAY
- steven s
3 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

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 10 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.

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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.   
Parking Fee:  $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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