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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bell Bike Built: Vote for Chapman Bike Park Project!

BELL HELMETS IS GIVING AWAY $100,000 TO BUILD 3 DREAM TRAIL PROJECTS AND YOU GET TO CHOOSE WHO WINS! Trails 2000, working with the City of Durango and local gravity enthusiasts and clubs, is building Chapman Hill Bike Park at the existing in-town ski hill: Chapman Hill. Durango is in need of the bike park and the town is very excited about the location and plan which has already been approved by...Read more

Great Turnout for Trestle Bike Skills Course at Barnum North Park, March 30, 2013

Thanks for everyone who came out to celebrate stewardship and bicycles at the Trestle Bike Skills Course at Barnum North Park on March 30th! New features were built and there were lots of folks moving dirt. Free helmets were given out as well as bikes! The Colorado weather cooperated and a fun time was had by all. Thanks for participating! The day iof stewardship and celebration was made possible...Read more
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