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$24,350 Donated to Arizona Trails in 2016!

Posted: December 22, 2016 by MBAA in Trails

The MBAA is excited to award $24,350 of grant money to local mountain bike clubs, IMBA chapters, and trail organizations across the state of Arizona in 2016.

This money comes from your race entries, memberships, and schwag purchases. It’s a beautiful thing to see a new piece of trail take shape or an old piece of trail revived. The MBAA is proud to be a part of funding some incredible projects. Thanks to everyone who submitted grant requests in 2016.

Funds have been awarded to the following organizations:

  • Arizona Trail Association
  • Rim Country Mountain Biking Association (RCMBA)
  • Greater Prescott Outdoor Fund
  • Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance
  • Arizona Devo
  • Desert Foothills Mountain Bike Association (DFMBA)
  • Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists (SDMB)
  • NavajoYES International Trails Symposium
  • Trips for Kids

$10,000 was also raised from Fire on the Rim to benefit the Pine/Strawberry Fuel Reduction.

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TRAIL WORK + POKER RALLY – MARCH 21

Posted: March 19, 2015 by mmelley in News/Updates, Trails

You heard right.  A Poker run, on bikes, at McDowell.  First, trail work, then a poker run.  Rules, maps and all other good stuff can be found on the link on the pic to the left.  RSVP using FB if you are a FB kinda person.  Helps us know how many to expect!

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IMBA – TUCSON

Posted: February 9, 2015 by mmelley in Trails
Over the weekend marketing director Tim Racette got to spend some time with the IMBA board along with various members of local and national mountain biking organizations. More than just a race series, the MBAA shares IMBA’s views to develop and maintain trail systems throughout our great state.
Discussions included co-mingling with other users like hikers, horseback riders, as well as being advocates for all outdoor recreation activities such as paddle sports, climbing, and fat biking (to name a few) in order to ensure everyone has an enjoyable experience on the land we all share. The more involved us users can be with land managers and the organizations that support our trails the better we can build and maintain great trails that will remain in existence for a long long time.
If you haven’t attended a trail work day or spent some time helping out with your local trails you should definitely consider it! Not only does it help preserve the trails we ride, but it’s an opportunity to see the trails from a different view point and another great way to meet fantastic like minded people who love our sport.

Arizona has a ton of variety to offer mountain bikers within a relatively small area so get out there and go exploring!

Ride safe and have fun!