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Trailwork Buffalo Creek

The Colorado Mountain Bicycle Association is dedicated to building new singletrack trails and helping land mangers maintain current trails.  COMBA started out as the Trail Conservation Services in 1991 maintaining trails and to this day building and maintaining trails in one of our main goals.  In 2013 alone COMBA volunteers put in over 1100 hours working on trails.

We have a strong paternership with the USFS in the Platte River Ranger District which has enabled us to work with the USFS to build, maintain and reroute many miles of single track in the Buffalo Creek Recreation Area. In 2011 COMBA completed the Black Jack and Rasberry Ridge trails, the first trails to be completely built by a mountain bike advocacy organization in the Buffalo Creek area.  With those trails under our belt we worked with the USFS to get approval for a new trail circumnavigating Little Scraggy peak, and in 2013 we broke ground on the Little Scraggy trail which includes a loop around Kelsey Campground and will add another 9 miles of buff singletrack to the area. In 2014 we expect many trail building days for volunteers to help us complete this trail.

For the last 3 years COMBA has teamed with the City of Lakewood for National Trails Day to work on Green Mountain.  Once again in 2014 COMBA will renew this partnership with Lakewood with a reroute of upper Green Mountain Trail.

We are entirely a volunteer lead and run organization. If you want to see great trails built and maintained in the Colorado Front Range, please join us at a volunteer work day in conjunction with one of our current projects. Work days are often paired with educational trail building workshops run by organizations like the US Forest Service and IMBA. Explore all the projects we are currently working on in the "Our Projects" tab.

2015 Little Scraggy Trail Construction Update

2014 was a phenomenal year for COMBA’s construction efforts on Little Scraggy trail. We completed the 5.5 miles on the east side and the 0.5 mile Kelsey Campground loop, adding a total of 6 miles on new trail to the Buffalo Creek Recreation Area. All users are welcome but these trail are designed and built by and for mountain bikers and the reviews have been excellent. But not to rest on our...Read more

Buffalo Creek, Little Scraggy Trail Building, September 12

Saturday
12
Sep, 2015

Buffalo Creek, Little Scraggy Trail Building, September 12

Please join us as we continue to build new mountain bike friendly trail in Buffalo Creek. When finished Little Scraggy West and East will make a full loop with the Colorado Trail. All work is done by hand involving using simple hand tools. There’s no experience needed.

BUFFALO CREEK, LITTLE SCRAGGY TRAIL WORK, July 18th

Saturday
18
Jul, 2015

BUFFALO CREEK, LITTLE SCRAGGY TRAIL WORK, July 18th

Our June trail work weekend was another huge success. We completed about 0.8 miles of new trail including some impressive rock work. Our next build day is Saturday, July 18th. All work is done by hand involving using simple hand tools. There’s no experience needed. We provide the tools and guidance so come join us and help us build more trail and better trails.

Tomorrow: National Trails Day, Wednesday, July 29th, 6-8:30PM

Monday
29
Jun, 2015

Tomorrow: National Trails Day, Wednesday, July 29th, 6-8:30PM

Join COMBA and The City of Lakewood for a National Trails Day volunteer trail project at William Frederick Hayden Park at Green Mountain. This will be an afterwork event.

Buffalo Creek Trail Build, June 13-14

Saturday
13
Jun, 2015

Buffalo Creek Trail Build, June 13-14

Join us for a trail build weekend at Buffalo Creek, Saturday and Sunday 13-14. Our May trail work weekend was a huge success! We completed about 0.5 miles of new trail through some fairly rugged terrain.

Buffalo Creek Trail Build, May 2-3, 2015

Saturday
2
May, 2015

Buffalo Creek Trail Build, May 2-3, 2015

The May 2-3 trail work day is full and we are not accepting new registrations. Please consider volunteering for another weekend event.

Jeffco Open Space to Host Second ‘Trails Talk’ Forum

Wednesday
29
Oct, 2014

Jeffco Open Space to Host Second ‘Trails Talk’ Forum

Join Jeffco THIS Wednesday to discuss New Trail Updates, Apex Opening and Flood Recovery, and Working Group Update.

Little Scraggy East Trail is Officially Open!

The Colorado Mountain Bike Association (COMBA) is pleased to announce the official opening of a new five and a half mile section of trail in the Buffalo Creek Recreation Area of the Pike National Forest. Built by a collaborative effort of COMBA volunteers in partnership with professional trail builders, the new Little Scraggy East Trail connects the Colorado Trail to Kelsey Campground opening the...Read more

Golden Bike Park Dig/Ride Day

Sunday
7
Sep, 2014

Golden Bike Park Dig/Ride Day

Come out on Sunday, September 7th at 9 am to fix the dirt at Golden Bike Park - then ride!

Little Scraggy Trail Construction Update

On Friday, August 8th, we were joined by 24 employees of Oppenheimer Funds as part of their corporate volunteer program. Trail building is a little out of the norm for their volunteer program but they decided to give it a go this year and we’re glad they did. The volunteers weren’t quite sure what they were getting themselves into but based on the laughter, stories and good natured teasing at the...Read more

Buffalo Creek, Little Scraggy Trail Build, August 9-10

Saturday
9
Aug, 2014

Buffalo Creek, Little Scraggy Trail Build, August 9-10

Our July build weekend was phenomenal with the volunteers really ramping up their efforts. Because of their hard work, we completed about 75% the east side of Little Scraggy.

2014 IMBA World Summit, August 20-24

Wednesday
20
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.

Buffalo Creek, Little Scraggy Trail Build, July 19-20

Saturday
19
Jul, 2014

Buffalo Creek, Little Scraggy Trail Build, July 19-20

The June volunteers really stepped it up and we are over half way to completing the east side of Little Scraggy trail.

Little Scraggy Trail Building Re-Cap, June 14-15, 2014

A huge thank you to the 33 volunteers that joined us over the weekend to help complete close to another mile of trail. We are making great progress on Little Scraggy trail but we still have a long way to go to meet our goal of completing the east side this summer. Also, major kudos to the great folks at Trve Brewing for providing several flavors of their tasty offerings for the weekend. And did I...Read more

Help us build Little Scraggy trail at Buffalo Creek, June 14th & 15th

Saturday
14
Jun, 2014

Help us build Little Scraggy trail at Buffalo Creek, June 14th & 15th

The work our volunteers did during May was a huge success. We’ve completed at least 1.5 miles of trail and we’re continuing our work on Little Scraggy on June 14th & 15th. The main tread has already been cut so we will focus on finishing the trail. This involves the use of simple hand tools and there’s no experience needed. We provide the tools and guidance. Come for a day or spend the weekend and camp with us.

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