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.