MMBA's Mission:
To preserve, protect, and promote mountain bike access and diverse
riding opportunities on Montana's public lands through education,
communication, and unified action.
"Whatever the social question, a bicycle should be part of the answer"

Mission Statement

To preserve, protect, and promote mountain bike access and diverse riding opportunities on Montana’s public lands through education, communication, and unified action.

Education
We believe that educated land managers are more likely to support mountain bike access, and educated mountain bikers are more likely to be viewed as deserving access. Our riding experience depends on environmentally responsible land stewardship and respectful interaction with wildlife and other user groups. We will promote environmentally sensitive practices in riding, trail building, and trail maintenance. We will present viable land management options, which preserve mountain bike access.

Communication

Mountain bicyclists deserve a place at the table when land management is being discussed. We must present a clear, concise message to be sure we are heard. We will act as a statewide clearinghouse to link mountain bike clubs throughout Montana. We must act professionally and respectfully so we can promote our views to land managers and work with other user groups.

Unified Action
There is strength in our numbers. Mountain bikers have real political and economic power and deserve to be an equal partner when the future of our public land is negotiated. We believe in a unified statewide response to access challenges. We believe in a proactive approach to formulate mountain bike friendly management proposals.

What will MMBA do?
MMBA will link mountain bike clubs throughout the state with a web page, email lists, and phone trees. Our web page will provide the best ideas, research, and information to support our position. We will be able to quickly mobilize mountain bikers across the state to deal with access issues. MMBA will engage in positive public relations and promote the quiet, green and healthy benefits of cycling. MMBA will cultivate relationships with stakeholders statewide, and provide a venue for clubs to share the benefits of local relationships. MMBA will negotiate with land managers to represent the common interests of our member clubs and the cycling public. MMBA will help identify trail maintenance needs Statewide and happily organize Pulaski swinging crews to improve and protect our precious trails. MMBA will help communities identify, create and promote riding opportunities in their area.

MMBA believes that education, a solid forest plan based on facts and science, goodwill and the ability to share will best protect and preserve the public resources and the backcountry experiences for all users.