2019 TMBA and You – A Quick Review

As we are looking forward to 2020, we thought it prudent to review our accomplishments of 2019. Last year TMBA members and volunteers stepped up, participating in a wide variety of actions directly related to creating, enhancing and protection the MTB opportunities in Northern New Mexico. Check out a list of the highlights below, and…

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Town Council Candidates Respond to Questions About Trails

In an effort to help inform the voters of Taos in the upcoming Town Council elections (Mar 3rd), TMBA asked each of the four candidates a series of questions about where they stand on trails, mountain biking, and recreational tourism for the Town of Taos. The questions were sent out to all four candidates Sunday…

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NM DOT Rework of 68 and 64 Includes Bike Lanes

Siler and Los Pandos Intersection TMBA Board and member representatives attended the NM Departments of Transportation public meeting to advocate for the continued inclusion of bike lanes on all highway and road improvements in the Taos area. Held at the City Council chambers in Taos, TMBA was joined by representatives of ECTA, and other area…

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Comment Now on the Carson Forest Management Plan

Deadline to comment is November 7. The Carson National Forest (CNF) is nearing the end of the comment period regarding its Revised Forest Plan. This is the first update in thirty years, so not only is this update long overdue, but it is desperately in need of updates regarding Mountain Biking – a sport that…

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TMBA Responds to North Boundary Ride Threat

Fire mitigation efforts are planned to take place on the North Boundary Trail area. The prescription for the area is to use equipment to reduce the amount of flammable materials in the area. In order to access the area, the fire access road (used by MTB riders as part of the North Boundary Ride) will…

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TMBA Defends MTB Access to Miranda Canyon

Taos Mountain Bike Association sent a letter to the Carson National Forest advocating for mountain bikes to retain their continued access to the Miranda Canyon area on the Camino Real Ranger District. In order to address the issues with Miranda Canyon (illegal dumping, wood gathering, illegal road development) the established advisory committee proposed that the…

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TMBA Attends Trail Master Workshop

Eight TMBA members attended the Trail Masters Workshop put on by The Carson National Forest. Attendees spent two days being trained on proper trail building and maintenance techniques. With such a large contingent of participants, TMBA showed its willingness to not only ask for new and improved trails, but also showed a willingness to pick…

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