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COMBA IMBA Share the TrailMountain biking has grown and will continue to grow in Colorado. As population increases more trail users, from all disciplines, enjoy Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS) parks and other local trails, it increases the opportunity for conflict. Most land managers and trail-user groups have come to acknowledge the legitimacy of responsible mountain biking on public lands.

COMBA has devloped relationships with many of the regional land managers including the USFS, NPS Rivers, Trail and Conservation Assistance Program, Denver Parks and Recreation, and the City of Lakewood.  Going forward we will seek to maintain and improve those relationships and look to establish new parternships as the opportunities arise.

COMBA parternered with the Colorado Mountain Club, American Whitewater, and the Access Fund to create Outdoor Alliance Colorado. Outdoor Alliance Colorado is a coalition of human-powered recreation groups working together to promote and protect the outdoor experience for us all.

COMBA has been able to leverage it's stragetic location in Colorado's capital Denver to influence the political climate for our sport.  We worked with State Senator Greg Brophy to submit the Colorado Mountain Bike Safety Act.  An Act to help address liability issues with private land owners in order to improve mountain bike access.  We will continue to look for opportunities to work with the Colorado legislative branch.  We have also advocated for Federal land protection, the preservation of RTP and GOCO funding, mountain bike access to public lands and National Scenic Trails.

Volunteer Thank You Shindig

Nov, 2016

Volunteer Thank You Shindig

We want to thank our many generous and talented volunteers who have given of their considerable talent this year.

COMBA Welcomes New Executive Director

We are excited to announce Gary Moore as our new full-time COMBA Executive Director. Gary joins us from SORBA Woodstock (an IMBA chapter) in Georgia where he has volunteered for the past six years as Trail Director and President. When he could not be in the woods, he served as Executive Director for Greenprints Alliance, an organization dedicated to advocating and fundraising for the development...Read more

An Evening with Sarah Rawley at REI

Sep, 2016

An Evening with Sarah Rawley at REI

COMBA presents professional mountain biker, entrepreneur, and adventurista—Sarah Rawley. From a young age, Sarah set out to strike the perfect balance of career and passion.

Announcing JOMBA and SWOT

COMBA's Trail Team is working with Jefferson County Open Space to help them understand the needs of mountain bikers and for COMBA to better understand JCOS's needs. It's a great partnership formed over many years, loads of meetings, and many outings. We are now at the point in the relationship where JCOS trusts COMBA to create better, bike friendly trails throughout their system. What does this...Read more

REI Singletrack Swahray Aug. 20th Castle Rock

Aug, 2016

REI Singletrack Swahray Aug. 20th Castle Rock

Our great sponsor REI is throwing a party and we're the beneficiary. Come out and volunteer at this event to see a different side of COMBA.

2014 IMBA World Summit, August 20-24

Aug, 2014

2014 IMBA World Summit, August 20-24

The IMBA World Summit is a biennial event that brings together mountain bike enthusiasts, volunteers, trail builders and thought leaders with bike industry representatives, land managers and government officials from across the U.S. and around the world.

IMBA and COMBA Name Jason Bertolacci as Regional Director for Colorado and Wyoming

For Immediate Release 6-24-2013 Contact Mark Eller IMBA Communications Director 303-545-9011 ext.115 IMBA and its Denver-based chapter, the Colorado Mountain Bike Association (COMBA), jointly hired a new staff member to begin work July 1. Jason Bertolacci will serve as IMBA Regional Director for Colorado and Wyoming. He will also retain a leadership position with COMBA. “COMBA and IMBA’s missions...Read more

Forest Service Issues Favorable Recommendation for Bike Access on Continental Divide Trail in Colorado, June 18, 2013

For Immediate Release 6-18-2013 Contact: Mark Eller IMBA Communications Director 303-545-9011 ext. 115 Last winter, IMBA issued an Action Alert urging mountain bikers to file comments on a proposed reroute of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDNST) in southern Colorado. In a draft decision, the Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) and Rio Grande (RGNF) Forest Service offices...Read more

National Trails Day, June 1, 2013

Join park Lakewood Parks and Recreation , REI , Jefferson County Open Space , and the Colorado Mountain Bike Association for a morning of trail building at Green Mountain. We will be performing maintenance at Box-O-Rocks Trail. The project will run from 8 am to 12,pm and light breakfast, water, and lunch will be provided! Afterwards, there will be mountain bike demos from Wheat Ridge Cyclery and...Read more

Engage Lakewood by reviewing their Bikes and Recreation Map, October 2013

The City of Lakewood has a new bike map out for public review and is looking for comments before it goes to print. The more review and comments they get the better final map will be. What other features or amenities should we add to the Lakewood Bikes & Recreation map to update it? Are there changes that need to be made? Provide your input at: more

2012: Bailey Colorado has a Bright Future, Full of Trails

Raising awareness of little Bailey, Colorado’s big plans to become the economically thriving trail-sports hub that the Front Range foothills region needs. They have launched an effort to build 140 miles of trails. Dirt Rag has been generous and let us share the article published October 1, 2012, titled, "Colorado's Missing Link: How a 100-mile Race is Helping a Small Town Find its Singletrack...Read more

Huge thanks to our friends at REI, Wheat Ridge Cyclery and Specialized Bicycles

COMBA would like to send a huge thank you to our friends at REI , Wheat Ridge Cyclery and Specialized Bicycles for providing the financial support for our effort to team up with Groundwork Denver , Trips for Kids Denver/Boulder , BikeDenver and The National Park Service RTCA to help our partner Denver Parks and Recreation being mountain biking trails to the urban core of Denver. Thanks to REI ,...Read more
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