CBMBA’s Statement Against Racism and Commitment to Work Toward Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
To Our CBMBA Community and Visitors:
As our nation acknowledges the injustices faced by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, the Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association (CBMBA) recognizes that Crested Butte must be part of this conversation and can be part of the solution. CBMBA stands against racism and in support of the communities that have not felt safe, equal, or included in the world of mountain biking.
The cost of mountain biking, paired with inequitable access to trails, creates barriers to minority participation in our sport. CBMBA has worked for years to increase the representation of women in our membership, at our trail workdays, and on our board; however, we recognize the need to extend our inclusion efforts further, both within our own community and to those visiting our incredible trail network. CBMBA will work toward making mountain biking, our trails, and our organization more accessible to all.
CBMBA is committed to understanding the barriers that exist in mountain biking, learning how to achieve diversity and equity in the sport, and engaging our partners and members in initiatives and opportunities to make our organization more welcoming and inclusive.
We hope you will join us in this important effort. Share your ideas on how CBMBA can promote diversity in mountain biking and how we can become a more inclusive organization by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CBMBA Board of Directors
CBMBA is the oldest mountain bike club on the planet! Founded in 1983 as a bunch of riders who wanted to coordinate with each other for rides, races, events, and trail projects, CBMBA has grown and is now a full-fledged 501(c)(3) non-profit that maintains over 450+ miles of singletrack around Crested Butte. CBMBA works to improve trails, conserve landscapes, and build community through volunteer trail work days, a professional trail and stewardship crew called the Crested Butte Conservation Corps, group rides, and other community events.
In addition to our programs in summer, CBMBA grooms and maintains winter trails for fat biking and other uses (as the land managers allow: cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, walking, etc.) that are FREE to the public!
CBMBA’s Mission is to build, maintain, and advocate for sustainable trails and to steward the landscape of Crested Butte and beyond.
CBMBA works to balance recreation with conservation, minimizing the environmental impacts of trails when possible.
CBMBA believes that recreation engenders authentic connections to the environment and seeks to use recreation as a tool for environmental awareness.