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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.

National Public Lands Day 2016

Saturday
24
Sep, 2016

National Public Lands Day 2016

Pop quiz time. What year was it? 

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 (tentative) is Buck Gulch TH on FS552.

Little Scraggy Trail Workday and Ribbon Cutting

Saturday
16
Jul, 2016

Little Scraggy Trail Workday and Ribbon Cutting

COMBA volunteer work day and Little Scraggy Ribbon Cutting. Little Scraggy Trail finish-up on new section. Staging area (tentative) is Kelsey Campground on Hwy 126.

Buck Gulch/Strawberry Jack Trails Repair Workday

Saturday
11
Jun, 2016

Buck Gulch/Strawberry Jack Trails Repair Workday

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

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.

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

Sold out: Buffalo Creek, Little Scraggy Trail Building, September 12

Saturday
12
Sep, 2015

Sold out: Buffalo Creek, Little Scraggy Trail Building, September 12

This summer’s trail work has been a huge success. We completed about 2.0 miles of new trail through some fairly rugged terrain. Since we all want more and better trails, we’ll be back at it again on September 12th. All work will be done by hand which involves the use of 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.

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