History of SMBA

Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures Est. 1993


The Lake Eldora Race Team (LERT) was formed in 1975 to support local interest in ski racing. Although the organization was originally named for the Eldora Resort, which opened under the name Lake Eldora, The Lake Eldora Race Team was and remains an independent organization.


The organization focused on providing a team centered racing experience for those who love to ski races in the 70’s and 80’s, catering to all ages.  In the mid 90’s, LERT became a more formal entity providing ski racing programs to young skiers on the Front Range.  Professional coaching staff and a director of operations developed highly focused programs.  As LERT evolved through the decades it introduced programming for every season, including, Skiing, Snowboarding, and mountain biking.  LERT is now the parent company of Eldora Mountain Ski & Snowboard Club (EMSC) and Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures (SMBA).


EMSC has emerged as a top team and program in the Rocky Mountain Division.  There are ski and snowboard racing, freeride/freestyle ski and snowboard, and all mountain programs offered.  All these programs are built to introduce kids and young adults to the competitive world of skiing and snowboarding.  EMSC offers an array of programs to a diverse group of athletes with a wide range of ability.  


 Founded in 1993, SMBA is the longest running, independent, non-profit junior mountain bike program in Colorado.  Our programs introduce young riders to the exhilaration and adventure of the sport.  Through daily riding challenges, epic singletrack, and team building activities, riders soon learn the technique and tactics to master any trail.


EMSC and SMBA make up LERT the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  This organization holds fundraising events, has a team of talented directors, and coaches with proficient skiing, snowboarding, and cycling experience to head a series of formal programs.  LERT takes pride in creating opportunities for all kids no matter their financial background to experience these amazing sports.  In sports that have economic barriers, LERT’s approach is to offer world class coaching, equipment, and transportation to/from the mountains and trails at an affordable price.