If you have spent any time volunteering on trail work in the Angeles National Forest, you have most likely met â€œThe McGuires.â€ Mike and Robin McGuire are active members of both MWBA & CORBA and are a great example for all of us to follow. Their smiles and hard work have been present on trail workdays for decades. "The McGuires'" positive attitude has been a spark to … [Read more...] about Mike and Robin McGuire, 2015 Volunteers of the Year
Built by MWBA volunteers in the early 1990s, the Ken Burton trail was constructed by mountain bikers specifically for all trail users. The 2009 Station Fire damaged the trail and the following massive sediment flows destroyed the Gabrielino trail below. In the 6 years since the fire, nature heavily overtook the trail. In late 2015, CORBA & MWBA volunteers started … [Read more...] about The Ken Burton trail and early MWBA success.
Our local mountain biking history is fascinating. As a teenager in the early 1990s, I heard many stories of mountain biking's past in the Santa Cruz mountains. Our riding group was made up of local bike shop employees and early mountain bikers from the Bay Area. Learning to ride while mountain bike access was seriously controversial was a great lesson in trail courtesy. I was … [Read more...] about MWBA History – Ray Juncal and his MWBA Artwork
Do you shop with Amazon? Did you know that Amazon will donate to MWBA if you use Amazon Smile? This is a very easy way for you to support MWBA. It doesn't cost anything extra and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price. That small percentage adds up and the donation makes a difference! Now of course, we would love it if you made a formal donation to MWBA as such … [Read more...] about MWBA and Amazon Smile!
I am pleased to pass the reins of MWBA into the capable hands of Jenny Johnson, who was Vice President for the last year. Jenny was unanimously voted as MWBA's President by our board. We've Done a Lot I have enjoyed participating in and contributing to MWBA's return to a more active and influential role. We have increased our impact through growth and partnering with IMBA, … [Read more...] about Changing of the Guard
You know you want one. Show your trail love with one of our new MWBA stickers. … [Read more...] about New MWBA Stickers!
MWBA is excited to announce our new collaboration with Southern California Outdoor Adventurers (SCOA). SCOA provides legal shuttle service to various trail heads in the San Gabriel Mountains, for those days when you want to go full hog on your dh bike or you only have enough time to ride down the mountain without "earning" your ride. Here is your chance to earn your ride but … [Read more...] about Trail Work to Ride Shuttle Program
In case you haven't heard, MWBA has made the commitment to do trail work at least once a month this year. Mark your calendars for the 3rd weekend of every month. We will publish the details each month, but expect to find us on one of our local San Gabriel Mountain trails. Along with our scheduled monthly trail days, Banner Moffat continues to work on El Prieto on Fridays. Feel … [Read more...] about New Year, New Schedule
Our first annual membership meeting was a complete success and very productive. Mitch Marich who is the acting President until that role gets officially filled opened up the meeting by way of introductions and a brief history of MWBA. Jenny Johnson followed up with data regarding membership as well as what we've been up to for the past 2 years. David Zaitz briefed the members … [Read more...] about The New Board is sooo Old School!