Support Trails – Support RFMBA!

If you had a chance to ride any of the new trails built last year – Grandstaff, Buckhorn Traverse, Glassier, Prince Creek, New Castle – you know the impact your membership and donations to RFMBA make to help build and maintain the local trail network.

This year we are going even bigger. A whole new trail system in South Canyon, added trails in Hunter Creek, new trails in Prince Creek, Buckhorn re-routes and more. And all the trails you know and love will be getting extra attention from our new RFMBA trail crew and Trail Agents.

Please become a member or renew your membership if it has lapsed.

Annual Memberships, Business Sponsorships and Donations help RFMBA accomplish great things for trails and the mountain bike community!  Your Membership helps RFMBA to advocate for improving the trail system and increase our ability to partner on projects to maintain our existing trails and build new ones.   Thank you for supporting and aiding our efforts!

In April and May of 2018, you’re entered to win a spectacular prize package for two when you join or renew. Click here for full contest details.

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Support trails. Support RFMBA!

New Prince Creek Climbing Trail Section Open!

The new Prince Creek (Climbing) Trail is open for business!

Consider this an upper extension of last fall’s access climbing trail on @pitkinost land and easements (parallel to paved portion of PC Rd).

This new trail was approved by BLM to reduce conflicts, and allows the lowest portion of Monte Carlo Trail to now be downhill direction only!

Due to current BLM land boundary, you’ll need to pedal up the road a short ways to find the new trail entrance on your left.

More signage is planned for the PC area trails in coming weeks to clarify these changes.

Big thanks to our volunteers, many of them RFMBA board members in this case, who helped get this trail open so early in the riding season! Special thanks to Bruce H. The Wood Doctor who crafted the new removable bridge over the ditch (to allow for annual ditch maintenance), and thanks to Lowe’s for some of the materials we needed!

First Aid for Mountain Bikers Offered In Snowmass June 9

Backcountry Lifeline and Aspen Ski Co have partnered up to bring First Aid for Mountain Bikers to the public of Snowmass and Aspen.

The training will be held at the Treehouse from 8AM to approximately 5PM with a 1 hour lunch (not included).

Cost for the event is $110. Use discount code RFMBA10 for 10% off!

Refunds up to 7 days before event

By providing mountain biker relevant content and engaging instruction, participants will be able to complete training and obtain First Aid, CPR & AED certification with minimal time investment.

This frontcountry oriented course includes: First Aid Basics, Assessing a Patient, Traumatic Injuries & Bleeding, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Cardiac Emergencies (CPR & AED), Sudden Illnesses, Environmental Emergencies, Head Neck & Spine, Communications, Incident Command, and First Aid Kits.

Join BCLL and be prepared for your next mountain bike adventure!


Please Be Mindful of Muddy Trails & Seasonal Closures

Muddy Trails
As winter in the upper valley fades, and warm spring days have certainly arrived in the lower valley and beyond,  many of us are slowly turning our attention back to bikes and dirt trails.  

Mother Nature, however, may have other plans. Colorado’s weather has been known to be a bit two-faced.  When the weather turns this time of year, trails conditions can get ugly fast. Please do not ride overly muddy trails!  If your tires are leaving ruts and your feet sink into the ground the trail is too muddy.  Please don’t walk around the mud and off the trail – keep the singletrack single!.  Instead, turn around and choose an alternate route or come back when it’s had a day or more to fully dry out.

Seasonal Closures
It’s also a good time of year to be mindful of seasonal closures.  Having full compliance with official closures established by public land mangers, especially by mountain bikers, can make a big difference for wildlife during a sensitive time of year.  Respect for the closures also makes it easier for mountain bikers to retain access to the trails we love & to get approval for new and improved trails in the Roaring Fork Valley.

  • Speaking of Prince Creek, the portion of the Rio Grande Trail between Rock Bottom Ranch and Catherine’s Store Road that makes the Prince Creek Loop possible is closed until May 1st.

2018 Bike Giveaway – Sweet Volunteer Incentive!

Returning after another successful 2017 season of incentivizing trail work volunteers, we’re excited to anounce that Ute City Cycles is once again offering up an amazing gift to a lucky volunteer this year!

New this year:  To be eligible for the prize, volunteers must participate in 2 or more projects with RFOV/RFMBA.

This year’s prize is a CIMA Highlands, valued at $4,500!  The bike will be in your size, and if you really need a road bike instead… they’ll help you out with a fast bike of equal value.  The more you volunteer on RFOV & RFMBA trail maintenance and build sessions, the more chances you have to win the bike in September.  Be sure to sign the waiver for each volunteer event you attend!

Congrats again to Mike Fowler our 2015 winnerGrant Henley our 2016 winner, Jen Plass in 2017.

Check out our Events calendar,  and stay tuned as we may be adding additional volunteer opportunities throughout the summer.