Executive Director Steve Watts Resigns

Contact: Adam Sher, President, Adam@sanitaslaw.com, 303.845.0212

Wendy Sweet, Vice President, wendy.sweet@gmail.com, 303.960.6641

 

Boulder Mountainbike Alliance Executive Director Steve Watts Stepping Down

After almost three years at the helm of Boulder Mountainbike Alliance (BMA), Executive Director Steve

Watts has decided to resign from his position. In his resignation letter to BMA’s Board of Directors, Steve

stated, “While there is never a perfect time to make leadership transitions, I do believe that BMA needs a

leader with a different skill set and professional interest in non-profit administration.” Steve will continue

with BMA until March 31, working with a transition task force, appointed by the BMA Board of Directors,

to ensure a smooth transfer of responsibilities.

 

“Since joining us nearly three years ago, Steve has done a great job,” says Adam Sher, President and chair

of BMA’s Board of Directors. “Under Steve’s tenure the organization has dramatically increased its

capacity for trail advocacy and volunteer stewardship, and has professionalized the organization in many

ways. Steve led BMA to complete dozens of volunteer projects on City of Boulder, Boulder County and

Forest Service lands, developed youth oriented trails and initiatives, and an extensive membership

benefits program. Steve also led the partnership with the U.S. Forest Service that resulted in approval of

plans for a 44-mile, non-motorized trail system at West Magnolia near Nederland. We thank him for his

dedication and leadership, and wish him all the best in his new endeavors.”

 

BMA will be focusing future efforts on expanding its volunteer program to continue to build upon past

successes in trail building, stewardship and advocacy. Member questions and input is welcomed by the

transition task force and should be directed to BMA transition task force chair, Wendy Sweet, at

wendy.sweet@gmail.com.

 

 

About BMA.

Boulder Mountainbike Alliance 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.

 

To fulfill this mission, BMA 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 is a hub for the community

and provides resources and a program for stewardship with local land managers.

 

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 and has since helped support new trails and bike parks throughout the

region.

 

Build and Maintain Trails: The goal isn't to create as many trails as possible. Instead, BMA aims 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 dedicated corps of volunteer crew leaders trained in sustainable trail

building design and maintenance, and every year enlists our members and supporters to work on the

trails we love to ride, donating thousands of volunteer hours to the trails in Boulder County.

 

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with over 1,000 dedicated members and local business supporters,

BMA welcomes all individuals and businesses to join forces and support this community driven work. You

can learn more, join, donate or become a business partner at www.bouldermounatinbike.org.