Share Your Local Trail Advocacy Group

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sspomer
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Edited Date/Time 11/23/2020 9:13am

I'm proud that the Vital MTB audience is full of engaged, dedicated, and experienced mountain bikers. There is also a blossoming community of new riders joining our sport and getting more serious about riding, which means trails get more used.

I want you, the Vital MTB audience, to recommend trail advocacy groups that you support because you believe they're doing quality, thoughtful trail work in their community. Let's encourage new riders to support these trail groups, too!

Thank you to all who give us great trails to ride! -gordo

Reply with your recommended group and I'll update the list below.
Include name of group, state/region, website and/or Instagram handle.

------CALIFORNIA------
Concerned Off Road Bicyclists Association
- @corbamtb | corbamtb.org

Lowelifes Respectable Citizens' Club
- @lowelifesrcc | lowelifesrcc.org

Mount Wilson Bicycling Association
- @mwbaorg | mwba.org

Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz
- @mountainbikersofsantacruz | mbosc.org

Sage Trail Alliance
- @sagetrailalliance | sagetrail.org

Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship
- @sierratrails | sierratrails.org

------COLORADO------
BMA - Boulder Mountain Bike Alliance
- @boulderbma | bouldermountainbike.org

COMBA - Colorado Mountain Bike Association
- @combaorg | comba.org

------IDAHO------
CIMBA - Central Idaho Mountain Bike Assocation
- @cimba_rides | cimbarides.org

SWIMBA - Southwestern Idaho Mountain Bike Association
- @swimba.trails | www.swimba.org

WRTC - Wood River Trails Coalition
- @wrtrailscoalition | www.woodrivertrailscoalition.org

------VIRGINIA------
BROC - Blue Ridge Off-Road Cyclists
- @blueridgeoffroadcyclists | https://blueridgeoffroadcyclists.org/

------WASHINGTON------
Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance
- @evergreenmtb | evergreenmtb.org

Friends of Capitol Forest
- @friendsofcapitolforest | friendsofcapitolforest.org

Olympic Dirt Society
- Olympic Dirt Society on Facebook

Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition
- @wmbcmtb | wmbcmtb.org

------WYOMING------
Teton Freedom Riders
- @tetonfreedomriders | https://tetonfreedomriders.org/

Friends of Pathways
- @friendsofpathways | https://friendsofpathways.org/
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TEAMROBOT
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Los Angeles, CA US
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11/20/2020 9:36am
In Washington we're ridiculously spoiled.

Most of Washington: Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance
Eight local chapters include Cascade to Sound (Seattle Area, obviosuly the biggest and most active), Kittatas (Ellensburg), West Sound (Kitsap County), Southwest (Vancouver area), Methow Valley (Way out in the boonies), and Eastside (Spokane). We're set to exceed 8000 members this year, which is bonkers.
https://www.evergreenmtb.org/

Bellingham: Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition
Super duper active and responsible for Galbraith, Chuckanut, and many many many more projects around the Bellingham area. In my (limited) experience, I haven't seen another public MTB trail advocacy group in America that's doing a better job building true technical trails.https://www.wmbcmtb.org/

Olympia area: Friends of Capitol Forest
Responsible for the classic Capitol Forest stuff, but also the new North Slope trails and the Sub-Black Hills riding area.
https://www.friendsofcapitolforest.org/

Olympic Peninsula: Olympic Dirt Society
These are the guys behind the NW Cup and the Dry Hill bike park. Obviously, their work speaks for itself.
https://www.facebook.com/olympicdirtsociety/
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awitt
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Santa Barbara, CA US
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11/20/2020 10:03am
Santa Barbara/Ventura CA : Sage Trail Alliance

http://www.sagetrail.org

Previously the Santa Barbara Mountain Bike Trail Volunteers. Incredibly trail organization that has rebuilt many trails ruined by fires and is creating new sick trails all the time!
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NorseDave
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College Park, MD US
11/21/2020 6:38pm Edited Date/Time 11/21/2020 6:39pm
DC / Maryland / Northern Virginia
MORE (No, really, that's what it's called - Mid-atlantic Off Road Enthusiasts)
Losifer
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Sandia Park, NM US
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11/21/2020 7:43pm
Glad you’ve got Wood River Trail Alliance and Central Idaho Mountain Biking Association in there- really good folks.
San Diego Mountain Biking Association is doing great things in SoCal.
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Tom Boss
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Santa Rosa, CA US
11/22/2020 5:32am
Marin County Bicycle Coalition, California, marinbike.org, @marinbike. The Off-Road Program has helped expand mountain bike access and advocates for pro-bike trail policy, planning and design. It also promotes safety and resource protection with its "Slow & Say Hello" campaign, and provides volunteer trail building and maintenance crews through MCBC Trail Stewards.
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b0bg
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San Francisco, CA US
11/22/2020 8:37am
Two excellent groups I've had the pleasure of volunteering with up in California's Mendocino County are:

Interior Mendocino County, CA

Ukiah Valley Trail Group: https://mendotrails.org/

Mendocino Coast, CA

Mendocino Coast Cyclists: https://mendocc.org/

and last but not least, San Francisco has some fun and very accessible trails to satisfy your daily fix brought to you by the SF Urban Riders:

San Francisco Urban Riders: https://sfurbanriders.org/
cleansocks
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Santa Rosa, CA US
11/22/2020 9:27am
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Redwood Empire Mountain Bike Alliance (REMBA): https://mountainbikealliance.org/

REMBA exists to build community among mountain bikers of the Redwood Empire through communication, education, trail work, and stewardship of our parks and open spaces. REMBA will invest resources to build partnerships with organizations that have similar goals. Our coverage includes Sonoma, Napa, and Lake Counties.
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11/22/2020 12:20pm
California
California Mountain Biking Coalition

www.CAMTB.org
@CAMTBorg

The California Mountain Biking Coalition is a 501c4 nonprofit organization, incorporated in 2019 in the State of California. We grew out of the recognized need for a state-wide voice for mountain bikers in California. Our growing member organizations represent over 10,000 riders across the state of California, and we exist to ensure that their voices are considered by state-level policy makers, legislators, and government agencies.
PeteB
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La Mesa, CA US
11/23/2020 7:36am
Losifer wrote:
Glad you’ve got Wood River Trail Alliance and Central Idaho Mountain Biking Association in there- really good folks. San Diego Mountain Biking Association is doing great...
Glad you’ve got Wood River Trail Alliance and Central Idaho Mountain Biking Association in there- really good folks.
San Diego Mountain Biking Association is doing great things in SoCal.
Yeah, every legal trail south of Del Mar can be ridden on a gravel bike! We won't need suspension anymore at this rate. Thanks SDMBA!
sspomer
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11/23/2020 7:45am
thanks so much, everyone! i'll get the first post updated w/ all the additions that came in over the weekend.
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brantonion
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Helena, MT US
11/23/2020 9:13am
A couple in Montana:

Montana Bicycle Guild
The MBG serves Helena, MT and the surrounding area, and runs the Montana Enduro Series which has races all over the state as well as in Wyoming

Southwest Montana Mountain Bike Association
SWMMBA serves Bozeman and the surrounding area. They've been doing a lot of work to protect Mountain Biking access in proposed wilderness areas, especially near West Yellowstone.

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