Social Rides

BMA Social Rides

Unless indicated below, all our rides are free and open to the public.

Go to our BMA Calendar of Events to see the schedule and sign up for a ride!

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Ride

Description

CARIBOU CLASSIC aka: Sufferfest

Annual Festival

Saturday
September 6, 2014

BMA'S PREMIER RIDING EVENT HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED IN ITS 8TH YEAR!

Not only is the Caribou Classic the best dirt ride in Boulder County, this year we are excited to elevate it into a fundraiser to rebuild and maintian our beloved trails. Between the floods and pine beetle mitigation, there is much work to be done! Our goal is to raise money for the Boulder Mountainbike Alliance's Trail Fund to ensure that the work can be done.

Go to the Caribou Classic Event Page

Fundraising is voluntary and you can quickly and easily set up a personal fundraising page through GetEvent.com, which will help you nudge your friends, family, and colleagues for contributions to help rebuild the trails we all love.

Dirt Riders for Kids!

Kids 7-12
4-Week series

Tuesdays
4:30-6:30 p.m.

BMA Members: $96

Price reflects a $20% discount of the regular cost.

BMA has teamed up with Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures (SMBA)  to specifically develop this social ride for young riders, or as an introduction to the fun sport of mountain biking. This series of rides on easy to moderate trails, allows young riders to master newly acquired biking skills. Rides are oriented toward the beginner rider where safety, fundamental skills, and basic bike maintenance are presented."

This 4-week series is specifically developed for riders ages 7-12, and will repeat throughout the summer. For additional youth riding opportunities check out Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures (SMBA).

This session is over for the season. See you in Spring 2015

Trails/Trailheads: Marshal Mesa, Flatirons Vista, Doudy Draw, Betasso.

Skills

Co-Ed
All levels

Every 4th Tuesday
5:30 p.m.

BMA Members: $20

New to the fun of mountain biking? Have more fun sooner with our Basic Mountain Bike Skills class. Learn how to stay balanced and in control while you zip through the trails comfortably getting over roots and small logs. Perfect for adults of any age and kids 14 and up who have no previous training. Some of the skills covered are bike/body position, shifting, braking, climbing, descending, and lifting our front wheel.

 

$ - BMA Members Only.

Knobby Monday
(beginner's ride)

Co-Ed
Beginner

Every other Monday
See calendar for schedule

6:00 p.m.

Join the fun on mountain bikes! Practice your skills, have fun, and be safe riding trails! Before each ride we will review the fundamentals of bike/body position, shifting, and braking, then we will head out to an entry level trail to ride. Ride Guides will stop from time to time to check in with the group, and give opportunities to work on the fundamentals.

This is a no-drop ride.

Mix and Mingle

Co-Ed
Intermediate

Every 1st Tuesday
6:00 p.m.

Want to meet other riders? New to the area? Hoping to find that special someone who loves the trails as much as you do? Come out and join us on the first Tuesday of each month. These are co-ed rides for intermediate riders, taking place on different trails all summer-long. Each ride is followed by dinner and drinks so you can get to know folks. Not just for singles but if you're looking for love, this is way better than Match! Hosted by a married couple who met thanks to BMA.

Mix and Mingle is a no-drop ride.

Trails & Ale

Co-Ed
Intermediate

Every Wednesday
6:00 p.m.

Formerly known as the Boss Ride, these are co-ed rides for intermediate to advanced riders. We finish every ride by gathering at a local establishment for food and drinks.

There is not a sweep for this ride.

Gurlz Ride

Ladies only
All levels

Every Thursday
6:00 p.m.

The BMA GurlzRide, our weekly women-only ride, is about more than just riding. They are about fun, post-ride drinks, and the camaraderie that comes with seeing yourself progress over time. We love to ride, and we enjoy meeting other women who do too! At the trailhead we split into two groups: beginner and intermediate/advanced, and each ride has a leader and a sweep so you won't get dropped. Many of our current ride leaders came out to the Gurlz Ride as first time riders. Hope to see you!

The Gurlz Ride is a no-drop ride.

Brute Squad

Co-Ed
All levels

Thurs & Sat
Times vary

$

The "Brute Squad" is BMA's newest ride. Brute stands for BMA Riders United in Training for Endurance. We meet once a week and every other weekend to execute a training program designed specifically to build the endurance, strength, and resilience (physical and mental) required to ride longer and further than you ever have before. Join us and experience the power of a group training environment, the camaraderie that comes from pursuing a common goal, and the personal growth that comes from taking on challenge!

$ - BMA Members receive a discounted rate for this training program.

Singletrack Saturday

Co-Ed
Intermediate

Saturdays & occasional weekends
(see calendar for specific dates)

Singletrack Saturday is an informal weekend ride, that will take place at trails areas within a few hours drive of Boulder. Pack a lunch, bring your friends, and plan on 3-5 hours of fun in the saddle.

This ride does not take place every weekend, see the BMA calendar for scheduled dates.

There is not a sweep for this ride. Riders are encouraged to bring a map and/or be familiar with the trail area.

Occasionally we will have a Singletrack Saturday camping weekend*. BMA will reserve the camp ground, and provide some burgers or other fare for dinner. All you need to do is sign up, bring your gear and join us.  No formal organized ride will be planned for the camping weekends. Bring the family and come out for a relaxing weekend getaway with other BMA members.

*Camping Weekends are open to BMA Members only.

Have questions? Don't hesitate to drop us an email at rides@bouldermountainbike.org