MISSION:  The MBAA promotes, protects and preserves the Arizona trail experience through advocacy, education and responsible recreational and competitive mountain biking.​

The MBAA is a 501c3 –  tax id 86-0672559

MBAA BYLAWS – includes descriptions of each of the roles below, are here – mbaa-bylaws.pdf

A little bit about the volunteers on the board.

John Shouse

Chairperson/Competition Director – Jon Shouse

Arguably, one the most involved mountain bikers/advocate/event specialists in the state. Jon was instrumental in helping preserve the original Fantasy Island trails in Tucson, has worked with the infamous Epic Rides,  and can do it all.  In fact, Jon has done most of it and is no slouch in the saddle to boot.

Tim Racette

Marketing Director – Tim Racette
Avid mtber and racer, Tim is all about spreading the good vibes throughout the mountain bike community. Tim has returned to Arizona and is now living in Pinetop after many years living in Wisconsin–the land of ice and snow. He is excited to be involved and wants to make sure everyone has a great time riding and racing in the MBAA.

Trails Director – Alan Shelton
New to the board, but not new to trails or trail work.  Alan is not shy about his passion for the trails or making them better.  We are stoked to have him on board and running full bore on some new ideas.   Elected 2013.


Membership Director –  Sue Rawley
Long time rider, MBAA supporter, and all around solid person – Sue has stepped into the Membership Director role as a result of her commitment to the sport.  As nice as she is, she can rip your legs off on the bike and is no stranger to the podium.  Elected 2015.


Recreation Director – Les Stukenberg
Newspaper guy turned cyclist turned board member.  Les has been an active part of the cycling community and is now jumping in as Recreation Director on the board.  We are stoked to have him jump in and help kick start a role that has been ignored for too long.  Elected 2015

Administrative Director – Open