Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Community event

Black Canyon Trail building this Saturday 2/23.

Details here!

Check Saturday morning for any last-minute changes.

2013 Pint Nite

PMBA Pint Nite

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
6:00 pm - 9:00 0m
Roller Races

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Welcome New Board Members

Congratulations to our three new board members!

Wayne Fernandez
Steve Lummer
Michael Taylor

Thank you for your willingness to share your energy and expertise with the Prescott mountain biking community.

Continuing board members are:

Susie Hehlen, Chris Hosking, Paul Katan, Shawn Miller, Kurt Refsnider, and Brooke Weitkunat

PMBA thanks everyone who came to the Member Meeting on February 12th to share good company and good food. Thanks for the feedback on the PMBA Member Survey. We appreciate your good ideas and comments.

Thank you also to everyone who signed up to volunteer! If you would like to help and didn't get a chance to sign up, or were not able to attend the meeting, please let us know.

Email brooke@prescottmtb.com to volunteer to help with the Social Committee, the PMBA booth at the Whiskey Off-Road, and/or bartending at the Prescott Rodeo.

Email pmbatrails@gmail.com to volunteer to help with the Trails/Advocacy Committee, trails projects, and/or the pump track.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Liv / giant


Bikesmith Cycle and Fitness

Mountain Bike Skills Clinic and MBAA Race #5 pre-ride
          Date:         Saturday, March 30th

          Time:        10am-2pm

          Place:        Brownlow Trail System
This clinic is free to all women and well-behaved men.  We will spend time on working on mountain bike skills and drills, and then put those skills to use on the trail.  This is clinic is great for beginning and intermediate riders.  Racing in the MBAA race on April 6th is not a requirement, but you might just want to after completing this clinic!

What to bring: a helmet, water, a bike, and a great attitude!  (Have a friend who would like to try mountain biking but does not have a bike yet?  A limited number of bikes are available to borrow for the event.  Call Bikesmith at 928-445-0280 to reserve.)

 *These events are free!     




Monday, February 11, 2013


"Better Living Through Trails"

Friday, March 8
4:00 pm
Prescott City Council Chambers
This presentation uses statistics and case studies to explore how a positive relationship between communities and their trail systems can attract significant tourism dollars, as well as improve quality of life and livibility in a community for both the biking and non-biking members.

Trail School

Saturday, March 9
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
classroom session at the Residence Inn by Marriott on Hwy 69
Saturday, March 9
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
field session on the Prescott National Forest
(must also attend the classroom session)
Learn and practice IMBA's trailbuilding philosophies on how to build sustainable single track.

PMBA 8 to 80 Group Ride

Sunday, March 10
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Granite Basin, Wekuvde Parking

Meet at the Wekuvde Parking area, about a mile beyond Cayuse. It will be on the right side of the road. $5 parking fee without a pass. A Geezer Pass, National Lands Pass, or Prescott Forest Pass are all valid.

*You will need a parent permission signature if you are under 18 years old. If you are coming without a parent, please email 8to80rides@gmail.com for the form, print it, have a parent sign and date it, and bring with you. If you are less than 16 years old, please bring an adult who will ride with you.*

We ride until 2:30 pm, then enjoy visiting and snacks after the ride.

Bring: helmet, water, snack, spare tube, tire pump, and something warm to wear after the ride.

Riders of all ages and abilities are welcome, and families with children are especially encouraged to join us. We have up to 5 groups of riding levels.




Friday, February 8, 2013

2013 International Trails Symposium

April 14-17,  2013, at The Radisson Fort McDowell Resort

The Exhibit Hall is open to the public at no charge from 2-5 pm on Sunday, April 14, 2013
Also check out various presentations about trail access, trail building, and trail management.

The American Trails “Trails & Greenways” Exhibit Hall is the showcase for products and services for the trails and greenways community. In 2010, 80 exhibitors created displays and booths at the 20th National Trails Symposium in Chattanooga, TN. The exhibit hall was designed as an Indoor Trails & Greenways System complete with a Camping Area, Trail Tools Area, City Park Area, Horse Exhibit Area, and an actual Labyrinth trail maze you can walk— all of this is surrounded by trails meandering throughout and landscaping in abundance. We plan to do the same for Arizona in April 2013!
In the Exhibit Hall, you will also find the Poster Gallery and Silent Auction, as well as the place you’ll enjoy Happy Trails Hours and breaks. A Guide to Sponsors & Exhibitors, Presenters & Attendees will be made available online in PDF format closer to the Symposium, which will include exhibitor contact information and a description of services or products offered.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Notice regarding wet and muddy trails

Message from Jason Williams, Wilderness & Trails Manager, PNF, to user groups:

Please be aware that bicycle wheels, horse hooves, and even boots will damage wet and muddy trails. Do not use a trail if you will cause damage to the tread. Forest roads are a good alternative to get outdoors while the trails are drying out.