When we first started mountain biking, we were often looking for other riders to hit the trails with. One resource that we over looked for sometime was our local mountain bike club. Most groups hold group rides of all types in addition to trail maintenance and other programs. They’re a great way to network and meet others in your local riding community, and we’ve met some great people of all riding disciplines, skill levels, ages and demographics all over this way. And they just might turn you on to some great local gems you’ve ridden by for years.
The local bike club also plays a much bigger role – they represent the voice of mountain biking to local land managers. If you can afford it, we recommend helping them out any way you can. If you like having local stuff to ride. If you can’t afford it, a little bit of sweat equity is always appreciated.
BTCEB – Bicycles Trails Council of the East Bay. Based in Berkeley, the BTCEB was formed in 1987 to focus on East Bay Area trail access, was one of the first Mountain Bike Non-Profits and was instrumental in forming IMBA.The BTCEB runs a number of programs aimed at growing the number of mountain bikers. These include the Bike Patrol, their Trail Maintenance Crew for local area trails, the Ride Like a Girl group, and their monthly Gala Rides, large supported group rides aimed at multiple skill levels. They also sponsor 10 local NorCal High School Racing teams.
MBOSC – Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz. Representing Mountain Biking in the Santa Cruz and surrounding areas.
SFUR – The SF Urban Riders are based in San Francisco, and is focused on creating local cycling opportunities in San Francisco.
Redding Mountain Biking — of course there is good riding in Northern California. When you check it out, it is recommended you contact these guys.
COGGS - Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores. Based in Duluth, MN.
NWTA – The Northwest Trail Alliance. Portland based, the NWTA is dedicated to creating, enhancing and protecting riding opportunities in NW Oregon and SW Washington.
HRATS – The Hood River Area Trail Stewards are trail builders who live in the gorge area who are organizing and leading trail stewardship for the Columbia Gorge MTB Trails system.
RVMBA – The Rogue Valley Mountain Bike Association was formed to protect and expand trail opportunities for mountain bikers in the Southern Oregon area, including Ashland, Talent, Medford, and Jacksonville. Whether you are an adrenaline seeking gravity rider, or recreational trail cyclist, we have come together in the spirit of unity to seek additional opportunities for all riding disciplines.
Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance
To add your group to this list please contact us