Taos Mountain Bike Association (TMBA) creates, enhances, and protects riding opportunities in and around Taos County and Northern New Mexico. We are backed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, and are committed to organizing riders and advocating for mountain biking locally and regionally.
- We create a powerful voice for trails, public lands and management policies that welcome bikes.
- We advocate for mountain bike access and acceptance nationwide.
- We build sustainable trails and bike facilities to make mountain biking more accessible.
- We teach environmentally responsible trail building and trail etiquette practices.
- We inspire more people to experience the outdoors on bicycles.
- We educate bike groups on how to organize and make mountain biking better at the local level.
When you ride in Northern New Mexico, please respect the local cultures, the people, and the spiritual sites you may encounter.
It’s easy for you to become a member of our IMBA chapter. Simply register using the link below, and select Taos Mountain Bike Association as your chapter.
Fall Camp-and-Ride at Hopewell Lake/CDT Sept 22-24
- Camping Friday and Saturday nights
- Group Rides 10:30 am Saturday and Sunday;
- Advanced Group, Beginner route, Intermediate Options
- Rift Cycles Clinic
- Saturday BBQ Dinner
- Sunday Pancake Breakfast
- Follow US64 past Tres Piedras.
- Continue 19 miles uphill and then go 1 mile PAST Hopewell Lake access road.
- Look for TMBA Banner and turn LEFT on Forest Road 64D
- Once on the dirt road stay LEFT at the Y, go past the corral and we will be straight ahead.
FRIDAY evening September 22nd: Bring your dinner, sit around the campfire, watch the stars and rumor has it there may be a night ride. So bring riding lights and headlamps.
SATURDAY September 23rd 10:30 am: First of guided group rides. Beginners will ride a dirt track heading towards Brazos Pass. Intermediate riders will hit a 5 mile loop route around Hopewell Lake and onto the CDT Trail. More adventurous and skilled riders head to the Tony Marquez trail. Simple trail maintenance will be done by those carrying tools to honor National Public Lands Day.
SATURDAY 5:30 pm: TMBAs Board hosts a Burgers and Brats BBQ, served up by Molly and “ALE HOUSE” Robert. In addition to providing burgers, brats and veggie options Robert and Molly are providing a keg of beer! You’ll find sodas and waters chilling in the TMBA cooler.
- Green chile cheese burgers
- Brats, sauerkraut and jalapenos
- Grilled salmon sammie with Chipotle and charred corn slaw
SUNDAY September 24th 9:30am Grab Hotcakes and bacon. Molly and Raf of RIFT CYCLES are giving a clinic on things to be prepared for when you’re riding out there.
SUNDAY 10:30am Saddle up for rides on the south bound CDT. Starting as a group, riders will choose their level and length of ride. Those who want to put in miles will break off and we’ll say adios.
2nd Tuesday Social
Every 2nd Tuesday of the month.
6-8 PM: The Burger Stand at Taos Ale House for beers, burgers, and bike talk.
Find out about trail conditions, group rides, ongoing projects and more. Swag giveaways and promotions.
South Boundary Trail Maintenance
Saturday June 3rd – National Trails Day
With the snow has cleared it was time to hold our first big trail maintenance day to coincide with National Trails Day – Saturday 3rd June.
There were a number of winter deadfall trees blocking the South Boundary Trail which were removed. Also trimming of encroaching brush and tread repair as necessary.
Travel was by Shuttle to the start point at Garcia Park then by Mountain Bike carrying saws and other equipment. The group split into two teams and now the trail is completely clear between Osha Pass and Town.
Talpa Foothills Working Group Community Meetings
The Carson National Forest requested your input on trails near the Town of Taos. We thank everyone who attended and spoke up for the proposals for new trails at the public meetings this month.
The meetings were May 15th at Bataan Hall, May 25th at Juan Gonzales Ag Center and June 1st at the Sagebrush Convention Center.
A Forest Service working group made up of a cross-section of community members presented different proposed trail plans and asked for members of the public to comment. There’s been significant misinformation spread among residents suggesting that mountain bikers and other trail users are a destructive force on public lands. This was our oppotunity to represent our community and show that we are positive stewards of our treasured forests.
Tres Piedras Camp-and-Ride Apr 28-30
TMBA once again hosted a Camp and Ride on the Tres Piedras FS District. Full details here: https://www.taosmtb.org/news/tres-piedras-camp-and-ride-apr-28-30/
Season Kick-Off Event
Thanks to everyone who came along to our Season Kick-Off event, Sunday March 26th at the TCA: a screening of the film ESPERANTO, the latest MTB release from Teton Gravity Research. (Full Details and Trailer)