ABOUT

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

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

Tim Racette

Tim Racette – Executive Director

Avid mtber and racer, Tim is all about spreading the good vibes throughout the mountain bike community. Tim has returned to Arizona after many years living in Wisconsin. He’s excited to play an important role in the MBAA and wants to make sure everyone has a great time while out riding, racing or doing trail work.

Les Stukenberg

Les Stukenberg – Race Director

Les has been an active part of the cycling community and serves as your race official at the events.

MBAA Board

Steve Thorpe

Steve Thorpe

Biking and hiking at an early age, Steve has spent a large part of his life on trails in Minnesota, Colorado, Utah, and now Arizona in order to hit the trails year round. Along with his wife and kids, he has enjoyed the mountain biking community via MBAA for a few years now. He’s excited to give back time to the Association to support trail advocacy and biking competition in Arizona.

Amy Chayefsky

Amy Chayefsky

Whether at races or social rides, I love when everyone has a great time and comes away from their experience wanting to do it again! I am thrilled to be part of the growing number of women, of all ages, discovering our sport, and am honored to serve our amazing community of riders through the comprehensive mountain biking advocacy and stewardship that MBAA represents in Arizona.

Rob Clark

Rob Clark

New board member but not new to the MBAA. Rob grew up in AZ racing the MBAA back in the early 90’s. Now he spends his time on the trails with kids imparting passion and knowledge to the next generation of mountain bikers with Dynamix Devo.

John Porvaznik

John Provaznik

I’ve always enjoyed spending time in the outdoors and being involved in sports.  I was re-introduced to bicycle riding 5 years ago and started mountain biking and racing 4 years ago.  After having been involved with the mountain biking community, I’m excited to have the opportunity to further support the sport and give back to the community that has given me so much.

Cindy Lacotta

Cindy Lacotta

Long time racer and mountain bike community activist, Cindy has been a strong supporting of mountain biking in Arizona for years. You’ll typically find her in the Kid’s Zone, helping the little ones have a fun day on the bike!

MBAA IMPACT

WHAT DOES THE MBAA DO WITH FUNDS RAISED FROM THE SERIES?

After the dust settles, expenses are paid and money is saved for a rainy day, what exactly does the board do with the funds raised from the series, Tour de Fat and sponsorship dollars? Here is a summary over the last few years:

2018 – $30,320 donated to the following organizations:

– Flagstaff Bike Organization (FBO)
– Hawes Trail Alliance
– Verde Valley Cyclist Coalition
– Tucson Off-Road Cyclists Association (TORCA)
– Arizona Trail Association
– West Valley Trail Alliance (WVTA)
– Hawesaholics
– East Valley Composite
– Cactus Cup, donation to build berm
– Arizona High School Cycling League
– Arizona Devo
– eBike for Ranger Amy at McDowell Regional Park (due to disability)

2017 – $23,000 donated to the following organizations:

– Arizona High School Cycling League
– Arizona Trail Association
– Colorado River Area Trail Alliance (CRATA)
– Tucson Off-Road Cyclists Association (TORCA)
– NavajoYes
– Navajo Nation
– Arizona Devo
– West Valley Trail Alliance
– Verde Valley Cyclists Coalition
– Rim Country Mountain Bike Association (RCMBA)
– Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists (SDMB)
– Prescott Mountain Bike Association (PMBA)

2016 – $26,350 donated to the following organizations:

– Arizona High School Cycling League
– Arizona Trail Association
– Rim Country Mountain Biking Association (RCMBA)
– Greater Prescott Outdoor Fund
– Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance (PMBA)
– Arizona Devo
– Desert Foothills Mountain Bike Association (DFMBA)
– Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists (SDMB)
– NavajoYES International Trails Symposium
– Trips for Kids
– An additional $10,000 was also raised from Fire on the Rim to benefit the Pine/Strawberry Fuel Reduction

2015 – $28,400 – donated to the following organizations + funds raised by FOTR for PSFR:

– Pine/Strawberry Fuel Reduction (Raised from Fire on the Rim)
– Arizona Trail
– Prescott/ IMBA
– Flagstaff Bikes Organization (Raised from Super D)
– Desert Foothills Mountain Bike Association
– Trips for Kids

2014 – $19,160 – donated to the following organizations + funds raised by FOTR for PSFR

– Flagstaff Biking Organization – Little Bear Rebuild
– CAMBP – new jerseys, and increase in staffing
– Trips for Kids Phoenix – helping at risk youth experience cycling
– City of Sedona – Bike Park Development plans
– AZDevo Youth Development team support
– TORCA – Tucson Off Road Cycling Advocates – Tools etc.
– Flagstaff Biking Organization – Super D fundraiser
– Desert Mountain Foothills Mountain Bike Association – Dog Collar Trail – Tools etc.
– AZDevo Youth Development – Donation for Fat Tire 40
– Donation of finish line structure to NICA league

2013 – $14,214 – donated to the following organizations + funds raised by FOTR for PSFR

– NICA – local high school league
– AZ Devo – local youth cycling development team
– AZT Association – Arizona Trail projects
– Hillride Progression Group – Plans for McDowell Mtn, Feasibility study etc.
– Havasu Trail – trail projects
– Flagstaff Biking Organization – Super D fund raiser

2012 – $17,345 – donated to the following organizations + funds raised by FOTR for PSFR

– AZ Devo – local youth cycling development team
– Pine Strawberry Fire Reduction – Trail project
– Flagstaff Bike Organization – Trail maintenance projects
– Flagstaff Biking Organization – Super D fund raiser
– Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance (PMBA)

2011 – $10,875 – donated to the following organizations + funds raised by FOTR for PSFR

– AZ Devo – local youth cycling development team
– Pine Strawberry Fire Reduction – Trail project
– Jr. Development
– Flagstaff Biking Organization – Super D fund raiser