Winter/Spring MTB Trips

I don’t like to stop riding in winter. Over the years I have explored the west looking for winter and spring riding opportunities. You might be surprised about some of these areas that I have come across… I was. When looking for ideal places to ride, some of the considerations I took into account included:…

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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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Party In the Woods – Garcia Park Sept 20-22

Join us at Garcia Park Friday Sept 20 thru Sunday the 22 This will be a perfect time to enjoy the company of fellow MTBers in the setting of the changing aspens at our 2nd Annual Party in the Woods. The fun includes camping, riding and camp games. All mountain bikers (along with friends and…

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Riding Corn Country: Trail Tale of Opposites

On my way to Wisconsin, i had the opportunity to ride trails in Nebraska and Iowa. Of course, my expectations were limited, but i was intrigued to see what cow country had to offer. As i began my entry into Nebraska from Colorado, i was first struck by the fact that its not as flat…

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Tony Marquez Trail – High Country Classic

We’re bringing back the classic Tony Marquez Trail (TR 41)! Created by the Chuckwagon Trail Riders of New Mexico, this route has been long forgotten, but we’re bringing it back. The full loop is bisected by the CDT and while the west section has the views, the east loop has the solitude and ample opportunity…

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Give It Five Group Ride – July 25th at the Rift

We will meet at the lower parking lot for the Rift Valley Ride (Slide Trail Parking lot). Thursday July 25th at 6:00 we will do an afternoon “no drop” ride of the Rift Valley trails. Along the way, we will clean a couple of corners of the trail that has accumulated debris, but, otherwise we…

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Lost Lake Trail is CLEAR!

Huge thanks to the 11 volunteers who ripped the last downed trees in half yesterday. The Lost Lake Trail Loop is now clear. Go get it this alpine gem – one of the crown jewels of Northern New Mexico. Check it out on MTBProject and keep an eye on our calendar for other Lost Lake…

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South Boundary Trail is CLEAR!

South Boundary Trail is CLEAR! 9 outstanding TMBA volunteers and 2 awesome Forest Service employees cleared 39 trees (ranging from big to MASSIVE) off 20 miles of this IMBA Epic trail in an epic all-day push. Huge thanks to Enchanted Circle Trails Association for coordinating the event, and both The U.S. Forest Service-Carson National Forest and Rocky Mountain Youth Corps…

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Better Trails in June

It is the start of the riding season. With it comes our first opportunities to help make riding in Taos even better, by exploring and improving our trails:   June 2 Saturday, 9am TMBA hosts a Group Ride on Horse Thief Trail. Meet at the Taos County Transfer Station at 9am on Saturday morning.  …

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Socorro Trails

Photo by John Geronimo via MTB Project This little trail surprised me because it is actually in NM. It is a 9 mile purpose built, multi leveled system. It is built on terrain very similar to the upper reaches of the Rift Valley Trails, except they are a touch steeper. To start the ride, one…

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Spring Fling – Fueling the Stoke

Taos Mountain Bike Association hosted over 100 local riders for beer, trivia and prizes at our Spring Fling at Taos Mesa Brewery. A hot trivia competition raged while our favorite MTB videos played in the background. Endless prizes donated by local area supporters of the Taos Mountain Bike Association went home with trivia sharks and…

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