About BMA

Our Mission:

The Boulder Mountainbike Alliance's mission is to serve as a positive voice for mountain biking in the greater Boulder Colorado area by improving the trail experience for all users through social rides and events, advocacy, and trail building.

Great communities build trails, and great trails build community.

To fullfill this mission, the Boulder Mountainbike Alliance works towards three major goals:

Create a Community of Mountain Bikers: Part of creating sustainable trails is ensuring that there will always be a community around to care for and advocate for those trails. BMA can't do its job without a community of bikers who understand and support our mission. And we build that community around a shared love of trails, then back it up with fun social events and group rides.

Advocate for Trail Access: Originally established in 1991 as the Boulder Offroad Alliance (BOA), Boulder Mountainbike Alliance was formed in response to the closure of nearly every trail in the Boulder area to mountain bikes. This group became the only representative organization for mountain bikers who wanted the right to ride legally in Boulder again.

BMA has made great strides toward achieving better trails for Boulder County, achieving numerous advocacy successes, but there's always more to do, we rely on your help to do it. Check out the issue advocacy section to learn more.

Build and Maintain Trails: Our goal isn't to create as many trails as possible. Instead, our aim is to create quality trails that are both fun and sustainable, trails that will pass on our love of singletrack to future generations. BMA has developed a small army of crew leaders trained in sustainable trail building design and maintenance, and every year enlists our members and fans to work on the trails we love to ride, donating thousands of volunteer hours to the trails in Boulder County.

BMA is an IMBA Chapter.

But what does this mean? Does BMA lose its local identity? Will all my money go to IMBA? Are you selling out? NO!

What this means is that BMA is growing.

A partnership with IMBA allows us to grow thoughtfully, and leverage the resources and expertise of a national organization. Being part of IMBA's national network of 200 other chapters gives us access to a larger movement to build and protect trails, and get more people on bikes.

Other perks of becoming an IMBA Chapter:

  • IMBA provides professional staff and services to support administrative tasks, freeing up BMA's time to build local trails, host social events, and plan local projects.
  • BMA can leverage IMBA connections and resources at the state and federal level.
  • BMA receives preferred status for grant-based funding and professional trail consulting.

AND, BMA is now officially a 501(c)3, which means that every contribution you make to BMA may be tax-deductible. We're very excited about all this news, and promise to continue to advocate for a strong mtb community, and an awesome mtb experiences around Boulder County!

BMA is a non-profit organization registered in the State of Colorado, and can accept donations as a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

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