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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Give It Five Group Rides

TMBA has launched a new initiative involving riding and trail maintenance. The idea is for all of us to have ownership of the trails we ride everyday by taking a few minutes each ride to restore and maintain them. If we all spent five minutes a ride kicking rocks off the trail, or moving fallen…

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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 Talpa Sunday 9am

On Sunday, August 11th, 9:00 am, TMBA will host another GIF Group Ride on the Talpa Trails. We will meet at the Taos Youth and Family Center parking area. This is a “No Drop” ride that is rated for Blue and above skill level. All are welcome, so if you are not sure about your…

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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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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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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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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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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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Relive: Questa to Diablo

Northwest of Questa in the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument awaits one of Taos’ lesser-known, but greater-fun trails. Markings are few, but the route can be pieced together on MTB Project (Punto de Coyoto -> Vista de Questa -> 244F) with great effect. You won’t be disappointed. Just one of the many possibilities out…

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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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TMBA Meets Carson NF

Taos Mountain Bike Association Board members, led by Chair Jess Caskey, met with Erik Garner the Carson National Forest Recreation Coordinator this March. The purpose of the meeting was to re-introduce TMBA to the staff of the agency and present TMBA’s new strategic plan. The group explored how TMBA’s members can help make trails better…

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