To establish Eagle County, CO as a premier global mountain biking and trail destination. We are a community of diverse participants that vigorously supports the maintenance and construction of sustainable mountain biking and hiking trails throughout Eagle County.
Coming from Michigan and Vermont Jamie Malin and Peter Geyer had been involved in trail building with their local IMBA chapters. They saw firsthand what a group of passionate trail enthusiasts could do to improve their local trail network. One evening Peter and Jamie were talking about how much better riding could be here in the Vail Valley. Unlike most they decided that talk was cheap and if they did not take action maybe no one would. They formed the Vail Vally Mountain Bike Association in 2011 along with John McDade. Passion for building sustainable trail led them to meet others like Lee Rimel and Jeff Thompson and soon they were digging in the dirt.
In 7 short years the VVMBA has become a force in the Vail Valley rallying locals to work in their backyards on their favorite trail. By building a small army of experienced trail crew leaders VVMBA can handle volunteer days of up to 300 people. Planning and advocacy can be powerful tools when working with local land managers. VVMBA's vision for making the Vail Valley a world class mountain biking destination is becoming a reality.
The VVMBA has successfully lead projects in the Vail Valley including the West Avon Preserve trail system, the Minturn Mini Mile, the new Everkrisp Trail, and last but not least the creation, management, and execution of the Adopt A Trail program. This outstanding work and other projects ultimately rewarded the Vail Valley as being designated one of only fifteen IMBA Silver Level Ride Centers in the entire world.
The Vail Valley Mountain Bike Association (VVMBA) is the Eagle County, CO local chapter of the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) https://www.imba.com/.
The VVMBA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations to VVMBA may be tax deductible. Consult with your tax advisor for details.
VVMBA's tax identification number is 45-1539710.
"The Ride Center designation would not have been achieved without the leadership and work of local and area residents," said Mayor Jennie Fancher. "They carried the vision and now, over several years of committed effort, have successfully brought to the Vail Valley this highly-sought after recognition. On behalf of the Avon Town Council, we thank these tireless volunteers."
"Our community coming together, finding this common interest and donating money to it, that's a testament to private champions of the program and the VVMBA whose carried a lot of water on this," Aaron Mayville, District Ranger - Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District, White River National Forest