Monday, April 14, 2014

May 6, 2014, Greater Prescott Trails Planning Public Meeting #3

Let's have a great showing of mountain bikers to support Prescott trails !!

Tuesday, May, 6, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Grace Sparkes Activity Center
"The Armory"
824 E Gurley, Prescott AZ

Come to this important and exciting public meeting about trails in the Prescott area. This is public meeting #3 following two public meetings last Spring and the work of volunteers in several small groups over the summer.

The program will include recognizing current volunteers (come and represent PMBA) and the roll-out of the PNF Adopt-a Trail Program.

Visit the GPTP website for more information about the project.


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Work, Eat, Play on April 13, 2014

This will be a fun day at Thumb Butte with three activities
Come to one, two, or all three. ...

Sunday, April 13, 2014
Meet at the
Thumb Butte Group Picnic Ramada
for free parking
Trail Work
7:30 am - Noon

This month we will be back on the Garden Grove Trail 392 (aka the switchbacks) to continue repairing the existing tread by removing rocks on the bottom edge, improving drainage and working on the switchbacks to improve flow. We will start work where we left off in February on the single track section of the trail. We ...should be able to get the trail buffed out down to the double track (just in time for the Whiskey Off Road).

MEET: At the group picnic site in the Thumb Butte Parking Lot. We've reserved this for the day.

We will drive up to the top of the trail and hike in from there.

Wear LONG PANTS, LONG SLEEVE shirt, gloves, HIGH TOP boots and eye protection (sunglasses are fine). Bring at least 1 liter of water.

We will bring some extra water, gatorade, snacks, tools and hard hats. 


Noon - 2:00 pm
Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.
PMBA will provide burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, buns, drinks, condiments, plates, and utensils.

8 to 80 Ride
2:00 pm (new time starting this week)
The ride begins at 2:00 pm. We ride until about 4:00 pm, then enjoy visiting and snacks after the ride. PMBA will provide after-ride drinks. Snacks are pot-luck.

This ride is appropriate for novice to advanced riders from 8* to 80 years old. Families with children are especially encouraged to join us. We divide ourselves into riding groups for A, B, C, and Toodle Rides.

*You will need a parent permission signature if you are under 18 years old. If you are coming without a parent, please email for the form, print it, have a parent sign and date it, and bring with you. If you are less than 14 years old, please bring an adult who will ride with you.
Bring your mountain bike, helmet, a pack with water, and spare tube and tire pump.
This area has access to a wide variety of trails. Loops may be combined for a ride suitable for any skill and endurance.


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Pint Nite 2014

The 4th Annual Pint Nite returns with a vengence to occupy Celtic Crossing Pub.

Come join us and get your newly designed pint 2014 Pint Glass!

March 2014 trail work

PMBA would like to thank the 23 people who came out to work on the 'New' 62 on March 22, 2014.

We also thank High Gear Bikes for their generous support of our trail work days with drinks and snacks.

Thanks to the Backcountry Horsemen of Central Arizona for packing the tools in and out of the work site so we could ride our bikes there.

Finally, thanks to Jason Williams, Trails and Wilderness Manager of the PNF, and James Easter, volunteer for the PNF, for coordinating the event.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

PMBA Trail Work for March

PMBA Trail Work for March

Saturday, March 22, 2014
12:00 noon to 5:00 pm
Meet at the PNF office at 344 S Cortez

This month we will be doing something a little bit different.

 We will head out to the Watershed (299) Trailhead on Senator Highway and bike up the new Ranch Trail to were the excavator finished roughing in the trail. The Back Country Horsemen will bring in the tools for us and we will polish up the trail back slope, bench and naturalize the downhill slope. A bit easier than building new trail, there is just shy of 1/2 of a mile to clean up.

 Wear LONG PANTS, LONG SLEEVE shirt, gloves, HIGH TOP boots and eye protection (sunglasses are fine). Bring at least 1 liter of water.

 Bring flat pedals for your bike, or pack in your boots. You can wear your bike helmet instead of a hard hat. It's 1.5 miles to bike into the work site. Please meet at the forest service office so that we can carpool up. There is limited parking at the trailhead.

 We will bring some extra water, gatorade, and snacks but these will be left at the parking lot. You are welcome to pack in anything we have, but you should supply your own water and snack for the mid work break.

 We will work until 4:15, bike back to the parking lot for adult refreshments and then head back around 4:45 to the FS office.

please email if you have any questions.