Trail Maintenance Days 2013-14

Come join us once again to keep BRMBA such a success
If you are only performing trailwork you may drive your vehicle into Basic Training
If you plan to ride afterward please ride up to Basic Training and we will get you to the trail location

Each maintenance day will go 9:00am-3:00pm

Saturday, November 2nd
Sunday, December 8th
Saturday, January 11th
Sunday February 2nd
Saturday, March 1st
Sunday, April 6th
Saturday, May 3rd

Feel free to sign up for trail builder alerts on side bar of homepage for other builder events

First Time To Blackrock And Don’t Own Body Armor?

 Click here for a great article showing that you can wear lycra and enjoy all the hardwork that BRMBA has built for varying user groups. Remember that you don’t always have to “Go Big or Go Home”, you can “Go Big or Go Around” and have a great time.

Rider EGP Photo: Nathan

Rider EGP
Photo: Nate

Blackrock can be ridden by riders on hardtail 26/29ers, full suspension mtn bikes of varying wheel sizes and travel. We have even seen BMX bikes and unicycles out on the trails.  At a minimum riders are asked to wear a helmet when on the Mt. Brown trails. Elbow/knee pads, gloves and full face helmets are strongly encouraged but not required. Chest/back body armor are also a good idea but are bulky and hot when climbing. Many riders like to think of Blackrock as armor assisted cross country(aka Freeriding). Many riders push their 40+lb bikes up and have a great time descending on the longer travel bikes that excel in railing the bikes into the corners and jumps. But 20-30lb XC or all-mountain bikes can have a great time.

 

Membership Press Release

BLACK ROCK MOUNTAIN BIKE ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM

An Opportunity To Support The Organization That Meticulously Operates The Black Rock Trail System

For just short of a decade, the Black Rock Mountain bike trail system has been provided to the public by a small group of local volunteers. Ten years ago, these riders banded together, forming a non-profit organization with the mission of building a top notch trail system, and maintaining access to it. As the Black Rock Mountain Bike Association, we are dedicated to the continued public access to, and care of our precious jewel that is Black Rock.

We have been extremely fortunate to have a volunteer base that is quite unbelievable. Our build days seen numbers in excess of forty strong. Our organization is responsible for providing tools for all these builders to utilize, as well as the Honey Bucket to keep things clean. The fact is, there is quite a long list of expenses to cover.

After years of getting along with an uncomfortably low budget, we have decided to launch a membership program in order to encourage our riding public to donate to our organization. This will be the first time we have charged for membership, and this does not mean you have to be a member to ride at Black Rock.

This is an opportunity to support the group of dedicated people who are working hard to maintain public access, coordinate volunteers, and continually refine the trail system we all love.

For an annual membership fee of $40, you will receive a membership card and 2 membership stickers. Each year will bring a new design to the cards and stickers.

Click here to register as a member online.
BRMBA Membership

Contact: Dan Shell
Tel: 503-679-4948
Email: brmba.admin@gmail.com