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.
Auburn – Folsom Auburn Trail Riders Action Coalition (FATRAC) – www.fatrac.org
Downieville – Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship (SBTS) – www.sierratrails.org
East Bay Area – Bicycle Trails Council Of The East Bay (BTCEB) – www.btceb.org — 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.
Forest City – Forest Trails Alliance (FTA) – www.foresttrailsalliance.org
Kern County – Southern Sierra Fat Tire Association (SSFTA) – www.ssfta.com
Lake Tahoe – Tahoe Area Mountain Bike Association (TAMBA) – www.mountainbiketahoe.org
Los Angeles – Concerned Off-road Bicyclist Association (CORBA) – www.corbamtb.com
Marin County – Access4Bikes – www.access4bikes.com
Marin County – Marin County Bicycle Coalition (MCBC) – www.marinbike.org
Mendocino County – Ukiah Valley Trail Group (UVTG) – www.mendotrails.org
Monterey – Monterey Off Road Cycling Association (MORCA) – www.morcamtb.org
Nevada City – Bicyclists Of Nevada County (BONC) – www.bonc.org
Orange County – Share Mountain Bike Club – www.sharemtb.com
Pasadena – Mount Wilson Bicycling Association (MWBA) – www.mwba.org
Reno – Poedunks – www.poedunks.org
Redding Mountain Biking — of course there is good riding in Northern California. When you check it out, it is recommended you contact these guys.
SFUR – The SF Urban Riders are based in San Francisco, and is focused on creating local cycling opportunities in San Francisco.
San Diego – San Diego Mountain Bike Association (SDMBA) – www.sdmba.com
San Luis Obispo – Central Coast Concerned Mountain Bikers (CCCMB) – www.cccmb.org
San Mateo and Santa Clara County – Responsible Organized Mountain Pedalers (ROMP) – www.romp.org
Santa Barbara – Santa Barbara Mountain Bike Trail Volunteers (SBMTV) – www.sbmtv.org
Sonoma County – Sonoma County Trails Council (SCTC) – www.sonomatrails.org
Tehachapi – Tehachapi Mountain Trails Association (TMTA) – www.tehachapitrails.org
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