The Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance (PMBA) is your local mountain bike and trail advocacy group providing a unified voice for Prescott’s robust mountain-biking community. We are a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer, nonprofit organization.
What do we do?
- Help build new trails and maintain existing ones.
- Build relationships with land managers in our community to increase access to trails.
- Host and promote local group rides.
- Host networking events such as PMBA Tuesdays and Pint Night.
- Build relationships with the local business community and elected officials to access funding and support for our trails.
- Meet with other local trail users’ organizations to better protect the trails we have and to advocate for new ones.
- Support our community through charities, including our “Pass it Forward” program and youth grants.
- Maintain a website (prescottmtb.com) with information on where to ride in the Prescott area, a calendar of group rides and MTB-related events, updates on PMBA projects, and volunteer opportunities.
PMBA preserves, protects, and promotes mountain biking, trail access, and diverse riding opportunities on Prescott-area public lands through community education, advocacy, tourism and unified action.
PMBA creates a diverse trail network serving community riders of all skill levels and spanning all riding categories.
- Participated in Greater Prescott Trails Plan, a comprehensive plan (released in 2013) for the development of new trails in the Greater Prescott Area. Since then, more than 170 miles of new mountain biking trails have been developed.
- Dedicated thousands of volunteer hours to maintaining trails.
- Raised thousands of dollars for investment in trails.
- Participate as a member of the Prescott Trails Safety Coalition and Chamber of Commerce.
- Built Spence Basin trail system.
- Spearheaded and manage the “Pass it Forward” program, collecting gently used MTB clothing and gear to give to young riders.
- Raised thousands of dollars via Chloe’s Prescott Circle Trail Challenge event.
- Funded Spence Basin Trail signage.
- Built new Pump track at Granite Creek Park.
- Funded study for new trail system at Bean Peak Park, including a gravity flow trail.
- Funded the installation of cross-over ramps replacing gates at Ranch and Badger trails.
- Funded improvements on a section of trail 332 to mitigate erosion.
- Advocated for new safety corridor from Watson Lake to Willow Lake on Circle Trail.
Because the more members we have, the more influence we have on decisions regarding new and existing mountain bike trails in our community.
How much does it cost?
Membership starts at just $39 annually or $5 per month. However, if you can afford it, please
consider donating more.
What is the relationship between PMBA and IMBA?
PMBA is a local chapter of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). This relationship grants PMBA its non-profit status among other benefits including handling PMBA’s membership registration and database. Only $15 per year of your membership fee goes to IMBA for trail advocacy at the national level; the rest remains with PMBA to be invested locally.
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