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 4 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. VVMBAs vision for making the Vail Valley a world class mountain biking destination is becoming a reality.
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.