Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates

A nonprofit organization

The importance of trails in our lives, to support our physical, mental and emotional health has never been more evident than now. Please help us expand trail access throughout the Pike Peak Region.


As a small business owner focused on teaching mountain bikers to ride with confidence and safety in mind, I appreciate the world-class trails that MWTA builds and maintains. They are constructed according to strict standards and
are just plain FUN!

Stacy Gery - professional MTB coach - MTB with Stacy


We are mountain bikers who build, share and protect inspiring trail experiences. Our vision is to create a world class network of mountain bike trails in the Pikes Peak Region

Background Statement

MedWheel was formed in 1991 as a way to provide a positive voice for the emerging sport of mountain biking. Our founders valued the natural experiences that trail riding provided - a connection to nature in a technically-dominated world. They saw mountain biking and trails as a way to heal themselves - and they recognized both the opportunities and responsibilities that mountain bikers had to heal the trails.

They began by building relationships with land managers and other users, and launched a trail maintenance program to support this concept.

Today this vision is more relevant than ever, and MedWheel has been building, sharing and protecting trails ever since.

In 2023 our Trail Love program (despite weather challenges!) successfully completed 35 volunteer dig dates, at 14 unique locations on properties owned by different land managers - including 8 locations on Colorado Springs Parks properties, plus work on USFS, county, and private properties that are open to the public.

We have expanded our professional trail services substantially, to include trail system planning and design, and mechanical construction of trails in addition to volunteer/handwork.

MedWheel received its 501(c)3 nonprofit status in 2008, and joined IMBA as a Local Chapter in 2013.

We were a forming member of the Colorado MTB Coalition in 2020, a statewide coalition that works on MTB access issues at the state level, and have helped to create 3 new trail advocacy organizations in southern Colorado, in locations where a MTB and trails voice was absent.

MedWheel is deeply involved with all public land use discussions in our region, and took a lead role in developing the language for the highly successful April 2023 TOPS ballot extension, which included protection of the ability of TOPS to purchase new open space properties for the benefit of all residents.

Mountain biking is our DNA, but our strategies to fulfil our mission always include building cooperation and respect between diverse user groups, and promoting positive trail etiquette.

We seek to create safe and inspiring trail experiences that are available to all.

Organization Data


Organization name

Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates

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Year Established


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Recreation & Sports

Organization Size

Small Organization


PO Box 2543
Colorado Springs, CO 80901


PO Box 2543 PO Box 2543
Colorado Springs, CO 80901

Service areas

El Paso County, CO, US



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