Land Conservation Award

Each spring during Volunteer Week, Boulder County honors individuals or groups with its Land Conservation Awards for outstanding contributions made to the conservation, preservation and protection of land-based environmental resources. This year the Partnership Award will be given to the Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures for outstanding achievement in the Partnership Initiative Program through the contribution of over 1,800 volunteer hours while participating in 17 projects over the last 7 years. Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures (SMBA) has been a trail stewardship partner for Boulder County Parks & Open Space since 2010 and is the longest running, independent junior mountain bike program which introduces youth riders to the sport. At Betasso Preserve, they have constructed 1,450’ and maintained 650’ of trail. More recently, their youthful energy has focused on Heil Valley Ranch where they restored 3,900’ and constructed 200’ of trail along with installing 4 water drainages. In addition, they restored 500’ of social trail at Hall Ranch.

 

Along with other Land Conservation Award winners, we will be celebrating the Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures’ accomplishments at the Land Conservation Awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 26 from 3-4 p.m. at the Boulder County Parks & Open Space headquarters in Longmont.

Sports Garage Demo Day

NEW SMBA Supporters

Family Night Out with Yellowbelly and Sweet Cow!

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BMA Dirt Riders

Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures (SMBA) is proud to again team up with Boulder Mountain Bike Alliance (BMA) to offer a specifically developed social ride for young riders. These rides are a perfect introduction to the fun sport of mountain biking. This series will ride on easy to moderate trails, allowing young riders to master new […]

SMBA at BME

 This summer, SMBA racers have been taking on the Colorado’s Big Mountain Enduro series.  Both the Aspen and Keystone rounds have tested the rider’s fitness and bike handling skills throughout six grueling stages spanning two days each.
Round one in Aspen contained five stages at Snowmass, as well as Ajax Mountain’s inaugural mountain bike race.  Each stage required its own skill set to succeed, testing racers on jump and flow trails, freshly cut single track, grueling pedaling sections and even the NORBA downhill track. Quinn Reece, Talus Lantz, Miles Wells and Burke Valentine represented the SMBA team in the highly competitive under 21 category, making their presence known to the significantly older field, while discovering the skills and strategy that enduro requires.
In Keystone, SMBA was joined by Emily Knight, Asher Rudkin and Liam Henderson, three newcomers to enduro racing.  The six stages in Keystone were much more downhill oriented, testing technical skills and resilience to “arm pump” and “finger pump”.  Emily Knight emerged victorious after six consistent stages, while Liam Henderson finished in fourth place, just ahead of SMBA alumni Ivo Erben in fifth place.  The other SMBA racers faced big crashes, lost pedals, taco’d wheels and flat tires in certain stages, but fought through the diversity, with strong finishes in the alternate stages!
Next up is round four in Winter Park, SMBA’s home turf.  It’s going to be a fun one!
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SMBA Partners with Pay it Forward Processing

Pay it Forward Processing is a nationwide full service Merchant Card Processing company. Our marketing strategy is very innovative. Through referral based marketing we match or beat all other Credit Card companies. Our belief is that people truly love to give. We at PFProcessing have made it possible for money to be donated to charity without the Merchant changing anything that they are currently doing and at no additional cost.

The Pay it Forward “Giving Back is a Way of Life” Program is an innovative program whose goal is to help charities. To date Pay it Forward Processing has raised over $5,000 for SMBA programming and scholarships.

“We are excited to put our customers first and have the opportunity to make a difference in our communities by donating back to charity” Renee VanHeel CEO

To find out how you can be a Pay it Forward Merchant and start giving to SMBA contact Cade VanHeel cade.vanheel@pfprocessing.com

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NEW! SMBA Devo

The SMBA Devo Team is the latest offering in youth coaching by SMBA. The SMBA Devo Team offers the same high quality coaching, race support, and riding experience, in a flexible half day format. The program offers 2 summer sessions with the ability to select the morning or afternoon group, as well as, part time and full time options within those groups.

The Devo Team is offered in two 4 week sessions. The first session will run from June 1 to June 25 and the second session will be held July 13 to August 6. Riders may choose to do one or both sessions. The sessions are designed as a training building block so athletes will increase the length and intensity over the 4 weeks, they will have 2 weeks off , and then return for the second 4 weeks of training. Each week within the 4 week blocks is designed with endurance on Mondays and Thursdays, Skills on Tuesdays and team building on Wednesdays.

Part time riders will ride up to 8 practices each session and full time riders can ride up to 16 days each session. Part time riders may choose which days of the week work best for them and their training goals. Some riders may choose to do 3 days a week and then take off a week for vacation, others may choose 2 days a week and other riders may find it works best for their schedule to ride for 2 weeks and then take the other 2 days a week off.

In addition to choosing the dates that work best for each rider, families will also get to choose if they want to participate in morning practices or afternoon practices. This flexibility allows for riders that may have other commitments like swim team in the morning or soccer in the afternoon to be a part of SMBA.

With all this flexibility more SMBA super shredders will be abel to participate in SMBA.

Thank You

As the year wraps up SMBA would like to send out a big thank you to all off our supporters and participants. 2014 was an epic year. The SMBA Team sold out and expanded to get more riders out on the trail than ever before. The SMBA Team did over 200 hours of trail work and filled two pick up trucks of vegetables for Community Food Share. Team members competed in over 20 races across Colorado and the Country. SMBA Campers explored new trails and got their hands on some sweet SMBA stickers, t-shirts and of course dialed in some sweet skills.