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Mission and Vision

Vail Valley Mountain Trails Alliance – Full Name Release Here


Mission

The VVMTA’s mission is to maintain, educate, advocate for, and build sustainable non-motorized soft surface trails while conserving the natural environment of Eagle County and our public lands.


Vision

The VVMTA is the leading advocate for soft surface trails in Eagle County, CO. The VVMTA’s vision is the creation of a sustainable multi-use soft surface trail network connecting communities and neighborhoods from Vail Pass to Basalt.  We promote stewardship of our public lands, sustainable trail building practices and a balance between recreation and conservation. The VVMTA maintains that trails contribute to the quality of life and economic vitality of the community.


Execution

The VVMTA manages trail advocacy programs, coordinates and trains volunteers, educates outdoor recreational users, organizes events, and contributes its talents, guidance and time to support local land managers in various soft surface trail initiatives.


Fundraising

Your donation and support of the Eagle County Trail Fund supports our mission, vision, and allows us to execute programs, events, and operations including:

  1. Adopt A Trail
  2. Adopt A Trail Wildlife Ambassadors
  3. Volunteer Opportunities
  4. Improved sustainability and user experience of existing trails
  5. New trail construction
  6. Local and regional trail system planning and funding
  7. Trail crew leader and volunteer training
  8. Educational and community events
  9. Organizational management and operations
  10. Public lands access and advocacy

Annual Report

2018 Trails by the Numbers


History of VVMTA

Coming from Michigan and Vermont Jamie Malin and Peter Geyer had been involved in trail building with their local IMBA chapters. They saw firsthand what a group of passionate trail enthusiasts could do to improve their local trail network. One evening Peter and Jamie were talking about how much better riding could be here in the Vail Valley. Unlike most they decided that talk was cheap and if they did not take action maybe no one would. They formed the Vail Vally Mountain Bike Association in 2011 along with John McDade. Passion for building sustainable trail led them to meet others like Lee Rimel and Jeff Thompson and soon they were digging in the dirt.

In 4 short years the VVMBA has become a force in the Vail Valley rallying locals to work in their backyards on their favorite trail. By building a small army of experienced trail crew leaders VVMBA can handle volunteer days of up to 300 people. Planning and advocacy can be powerful tools when working with local land managers. VVMBAs vision for making the Vail Valley a world class mountain biking destination is becoming a reality.

The Vail Valley Mountain Bike Association (VVMBA) is the Eagle County, CO local chapter of the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) https://www.imba.com/.

The VVMBA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Donations to VVMBA may be tax deductible.  Consult with your tax advisor for details.

VVMBA’s tax identification number is 45-1539710.