Great communities build trails, and great trails build community. That's the mission of Boulder Mountainbike Alliance - to improve the trail experience for everyone in Boulder County, Colorado through social rides and events, advocacy, and trail building.
BMA members don't fit any particular mold. Some of us are great-grandparents, while others are barely old enough to straddle a bike. We are professionals and students, parents and neighbors. Some have been mountain biking since before people called it "mountain biking," but a lot of us are still trying to master the fine art of not falling in front of large groups of people. When we get home, most of us park our bikes next to a pair of well-worn hiking boots.
The only tie that binds BMA members is an absolute love of trails, and the belief that together we can make things better. We believe that to be the voice of the mountain bike community, we also need to be the muscle. That's why BMA happily donates thousands of volunteer trailwork hours every year. Since 1991, BMA has contributed almost 30,000 hours of labor on trail projects, with an estimated value exceeding $500,000. BMA's Mountain Bike Patrol assists and educates mountain bikers, and helps out any trail users in need, adding an additional 2,000 volunteer hours in 2010 alone. The BMA community raised over $500,000 in support of Valmont Bike Park, and BMA has received numerous accolades for our hard work, including the Boulder County Land Conservation Partnership Program Award.
We know that success isn't easy, and with a history of service that dates back to 1991, we're proved that we're not just here, but we're here for the long haul.