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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.

Bike Optimized Trail Work with JCOS

Wednesday
24
Aug, 2016

Bike Optimized Trail Work with JCOS

 

Come join us for some sweet singletrack building with Colorado Mountain Bike Association and Jefferson County Open Space Trails Stars.

Bring your: boots, water, snacks, rain gear, TP, and good attitude. Lunch will be provided by our friends at JCOS.

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

Trail Adopter Program

The Buffalo Creek Trail System is a collection of 20 trails; most of them within the USFS managed Pike Forest, a large undertaking indeed for one person to manage. To more efficiently maintain these trails, COMBA is putting into practice a “Trail Adopter” program modeled after similar successful implementations by other organizations. James Kovaly will remain as the overall Trail Coordinator for...Read more

Workday on the Colorado Trail - Public Lands Day

Saturday
24
Sep, 2016

Workday on the Colorado Trail - Public Lands Day

Come join COMBA in a trail workday in celebration of our 25th anniversary of adopting Segment One of the Colorado Trail, sponsored by REI. Free beer!

National Trails Day, Green Mountain, Lakewood

Saturday
4
Jun, 2016

National Trails Day, Green Mountain, Lakewood

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.

2016 Buffalo Creek Trail Work Plans

Much work has been done on the Buffalo Creek Trail System in the past few years, including three new trail builds: Blackjack, Raspberry Ridge, and Little Scraggy East. The Buffalo Creek Trails are considered one of the top 3 trail systems in the country – but more effort is needed to keep them on the podium! I regularly receive questions and feedback regarding current and future plans for Buffalo...Read more
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Buck Gulch/Strawberry Jack Trails Repair Workday #2

Saturday
17
Sep, 2016

Buck Gulch/Strawberry Jack Trails Repair Workday #2

COMBA volunteer work day. Buck Gulch/Strawberry Jack trails repair. Staging area (tentative) is Buck Gulch TH on FS552.

Skipper and Homestead Trails Repair Workday

Saturday
13
Aug, 2016

Skipper and Homestead Trails Repair Workday

COMBA volunteer work day. Skipper and Homestead trails repair.  Staging area is at the upper Buck Gulch TH on FS552 (NOT at Pine Valley Ranch Park).  Location is 18500 Forest Rd 552 Pine, CO 80470 on Google Maps at: https://goo.gl/maps/4oPH2YpiGpn

Little Scraggy Trail Workday, Inaugural ride and Ribbon Cutting Party

Saturday
16
Jul, 2016

Little Scraggy Trail Workday, Inaugural ride and Ribbon Cutting Party

COMBA volunteer half-workday followed by Little Scraggy Ribbon Cutting ceremony and rides to celebrate the official opening of Little Scraggy West to complete the entire Little Scraggy Trail!  Volunteers will put the finishing touches on the trail in the morning and head back down at noon for a sponsored lunch and beverages.

Buck Gulch/Strawberry Jack Trails Repair Workday

Saturday
11
Jun, 2016

Buck Gulch/Strawberry Jack Trails Repair Workday

COMBA volunteer work day. Buck Gulch/Strawberry Jack trails repair. Staging area is Pine Valley Ranch Park off hwy 126 in Pine, CO. 
 

Buffalo Creek Colorado Trail Repair Workday

Saturday
21
May, 2016

Buffalo Creek Colorado Trail Repair Workday

COMBA Volunteer work day. Colorado Trail repair (segment 3 from Nice Kitty TH up to Buffalo Creek TH at FS550). Staging area (tentative) is Meadows Group campground. Addt'l volunteers from CTF (Colorado Trails Foundation) will be working with us.

Douglas County Trail Tuesdays

Tuesday
26
Apr, 2016

Douglas County Trail Tuesdays

COMBA is a new partner for Douglas County Open Space (DCOS) in 2016. DCOS is hosting Trail Tuesday workdays at 8AM-2PM each Tuesday so if you like getting dirty and have a Tuesday please join us.

Friends of JCOS Launch a Success, Golden Giddyup September 18th!

On February 23rd, our partners at Wheat Ridge Cyclery hosted the 2016 Friends Of kickoff party and Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS) Celebration. With approximately 120 people in attendance, the evening was a huge success. Gil McCormick opened the evening with celebration of the JCOS staff who have been key players in both flood recovery efforts and in furthering the Friends Of stewardship model...Read more

Friends of Jefferson County Open Space 2016 Launch Party

Tuesday
23
Feb, 2016

Friends of Jefferson County Open Space 2016 Launch Party

Thank you for your support of Friends Of, CoMBA and the JCOS Trails Team over the past couple of years.  We are going to kick off the 2016 season with a celebration of our efforts and all of the great folks who help make it happen.

National Public Lands Day on the Colorado Trail – Saturday, September 26, 2015

Saturday
26
Sep, 2015

National Public Lands Day on the Colorado Trail – Saturday, September 26, 2015

COMBA is the official adopter of the first section of the Colorado Trail. In fact, the section that we steward is the longest such segment in the Colorado Trail Foundation’s Adopt-A-Trail program – almost 17 miles! It’s up to COMBA to make sure that the trail is well maintained and a showcase of the entire CT for thousands of users every year.

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