Posted: September 17, 2014 in News/Updates

Well the voting is over and it came down to a board vote.  We are stoked to have as much interest as we did in the positions that were open and even happier that we have a full board for the first time in a few years.  Here are the new cast of characters that are joining the existing crew:

  • Marketing Director - Tim Racette
  • Membership Director - Sue Rawley
  • Recreation Director – Les Stukenberg

Thank you to Brandee Lepak for her years on the board  – she was an exceptional help in re-directing our board and helping us to grow individually, and as an organization.

We will give them some time before we “properly” induct them with the secret ceremony.  Thank you for voting.


Posted: September 15, 2014 in Racing

FOTRThe fourth annual Fire On the Rim took place over the weekend.  The MBAA and the PSFR (Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction) non-profits join forces to produce this event – and just about everyone in the local community comes out to volunteer, cheer, drink beer or ride in the event.  This year saw a 31% jump in registration with over 277 riders taking part in the event.  The 45 mile field was stacked with talent and local AZ rider Hunter Keating took the overall win in a tight finish.  The 30 miler was taken by another Arizonan – Brian Little, and the 15 mile was taken by MBAA board member Michael Melley.  The 45 mile relay was a battle, and in the end the locals from 87 Cyclery dominated the defending champs Team America.  In the end the event helped raise several thousand dollars for the non-profits, had 3 killer bands and phenomenal beer from THAT brewery.  We look forward to next year as this event continues to grow and impact the local community.  Thank you for your support.


Posted: September 5, 2014 in News/Updates

voteVOTING ENDS SEPT 13th at 11:59pm

Take a minute – vote – need your MBAA number though!

  • Marketing Director  – Robin Hoff, Tim Racette, Les Stukenberg
  • Membership Director – Sue Rawley
  • Recreation Director – No nominees

Vote by clicking on the button on the left.
More details on candidates views can be found here



We have a few positions on the board that are open and, if you have the time and desire to help, we would like to talk to you.  The roles that are open are below:

  • Marketing Director
  • Membership Director
  • Recreation Director

A detailed description of the roles can be found HERE
These are two year roles.
Submit your nominees (or yourself) using this link.

2014 – NUMBERS!

Posted: July 6, 2014 in News/Updates, Trails, Volunteer
The MBAA hosted 7 events this year, we had over 2,737 riders (total) compete in the series this year – an increase in participation over the past few years.  As a result of the series, the MBAA will be donating over $15,000 to trail projects throughout the state. The MBAA already issued a $5000 check to the Flagstaff Bike Organization to help rebuild Little Bear – that check, coupled with historical donations from the MBAA and the Super D event, will be combined for a total of $10,000 and matched to have over $20,000 of work done on that trail this year. None of this work would be complete without the leadership and guidance of local groups – specifically FBO and Anthony Quintile.  Other projects that will receive grants include -
  • Little Bear Trail
  • Trips for Kids
  • Sedona Bike Park
  • TORCA – Tucson Off Road Cyclists and Activists
  • Dog Collar – Cave Creek
In addition to the series events, MBAA riders and teams are requested to perform volunteer/trail hours to help increase the profitability of the events, and stress the importance of continuing to maintain and build trails.  Riders completed over 300 volunteer hours and over 600 hours of trail work (nearly 1,000 hours total)!  We look forward to increasing this number yet again in 2015.  Thank you to all the riders, volunteers and staff that help make this series, and the trails of Arizona, fantastic!
Pic below – MBAA board member Jon Shouse issuing the check to Anthony Quintile from FBO for upcoming trail work on Little Bear.
Photo: Wonder where the proceeds from the race season go? First donation this year $5000.00 to the Flagstaff Biking Organization to help get the Little Bear trail rehabbed and back on the map!!