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New Cibola Forest Supervisor (Posted: 05/07/2018)

Steve Hattenbach has selected as new Cibola Forest Supervisor.

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AMBA 2017 Review (Posted: 02/01/2018)

We love to ride but we do more than that. To find out more about the following activities please contact us.

AMBA is still a fairly new/young club staffed only by volunteers. We have a lot of ideas on how we could grow. If you're interested in getting involved, let us know.

Trail Building

  • We had a great turn out and BBQ for National Trails Day: We created a totally new trail called “Another Juan Bites The Dust” in one day for the Forest Service in the Manzanita mountains and had an awesome BBQ to celebrate.
  • We ‘”adopted” the Ponderosa Loop in Juan Tomas Open Space (near Oak Flats) and had two great days re-routing the existing trail and building new trail in preparation for the Albuquerque Mountain Bike Festival.
  • AMBA members played a large part in the completion of the Three Bottles Flow trail in the Manzanita mountains

Rides

  • Great social rides all year long at all ability levels with as many as 30 people participating in individual rides.
  • Numerous out of town rides many of which had camp-outs and/or BBQs including Galisteo Basin Preserve, Windsor Creek Trail in Sante Fe, Phil’s World and Boggy Draw near Cortez Colorado, Moab, Sedona, Enchanted Forest, Angel Fire and Las Cruces.
  • We also had a several ‘local’ rides with some form of an after ride socials including a post Thanksgiving day, a Mars Court shuttle ride and rides at Golden, Gutierrez, and Placitas Open Space and White Mesa (Ridge).
  • Note: Our rides are organized through Meetup.com.
  • We had numerous Women’s only rides which were very popular.
  • We had a great Take a Kid Mountain Biking day in conjunction with NMXSports.

Advocacy

  • We currently represent all Albuquerque mountain bikers on the Sandia Collaborative team that advises the Forest Service.
  • We are taking an active role in representing mountain bikers in the Petroglyph National Monument/Abq. Open Space planning process.

Grants

  • We applied for and won an REI grant for $5000, which the Forest Service used to to purchase a new kiosk for the Placitas Area Trails.

Community Outreach

  • We supported NMXSports who used the helmets we donated last year to take 75 disadvantaged kids mountain biking in their new 2017 mountain biking program.
  • Using social media we attempted to invigorate the community of important community activities (e.g. bike demos, skills clinics, celebrations and advocacy).
  • We became the local site administrator for the Trail Forks application for the Albuquerque riding area.
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New Kiosks at Placitas Trailheads (Posted: 12/01/2017)

AMBA received a $4,500 grant from REI for 2 new kiosks. In December, 2017, a ribbon cutting for the new kiosks was held at the Placitas trailheads. Thanks to REI, AMBA, PATA, and the Forest Service!