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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.

Re-Imagine Lakewood's Masterplan Survey & Public Meetings

HERE'S YOUR CHANCE TO MAKE A LASTING DIFFERENCE IN LAKEWOOD! COMBA needs your help! Lakewood is in the midst of it's master planning process and we have an opportunity to provide some input. Bicycle concerns, mountain biking and trail issues in particular, are not being addressed in the current plan. Please take our quick survey so we have some data to provide them to ensure that our community is...Read more

Jeffco Open Space Survey Results

Last month, COMBA presented the findings of our November 2016 COMBA trail user survey to Jeffco Open Space (JCOS) management. Gary Moore, Executive Director of COMBA, stated, “We had 787 members of the mountain bike community respond to the survey, offering their preferences and priorities for how COMBA can work with JCOS to improve trails in JeffCo.” He added, “JCOS was very receptive to the...Read more

COMBA Supports Federal Land Agency Funding

In response to President Trump’s Executive Order concerning broad federal land agency funding review, COMBA joined 124 outdoor recreation organizations throughout the country in signing a letter to the Office of Management and Budget encouraging support for continued and robust investment in the conservation and recreation programs of the land management agencies: the U.S. Forest Service, U.S...Read more

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

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

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
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