Way back in 2015, picking up where the Dirt Concern of Gallatin Valley Bicycle Club left off, a group of Bozeman mountain bikers decided to organize a new group which not only builds and maintains trail but advocates for mountain bike access on public lands.
In the summer of 2016, SWMMBA received recognition as an International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) Chapter. However, following the loss of the Regional Director model, the SWMMBA Board felt the local community would benefit more from free membership and a local advocacy platform. Beginning in April 2019, SWMMBA has become an IMBA Affiliate and an entirely independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization focused on you, our members. If you've ever been confronted by a trail sign that reads "NO BIKES" or visited an area where there's simply nowhere to ride then you know why our work is so vital.
We care about trails and the environment by building sustainable trails and training land managers. Our network provides hundreds of thousands of hours of volunteer service and represents the interests of millions of cyclists. Locally, SWMMBA provides thousands of hours of trail maintenance, builds new trails, and advocates for your right to access public lands.
SWMMBA enhances access to trails and advocates for mountain bicyclists in southwest Montana by engaging and educating community, and building and maintaining trails.