Though racing is notable and highly visible, we believe trail advocacy will be one of the most important legacies of interscholastic mountain biking. The Arizona Cycling Association, through the strong work of its teams and volunteers, is committed to provide trail maintenance, teach proper trail etiquette, protect natural resources and advocate for more outdoor recreational trails for the community. We feel that being a mountain biker and giving back to your local trail system go hand in hand.

One Piece Alliance

The One Piece Alliance is a mindful attempt at giving humanity Pac-Man sized opportunities to redeem itself. Not a program, not a campaign, not a club…if anything, it’s a proverb. Call it trail karma or an excuse to take a pause and appreciate nature. The One Piece Alliance requests that each individual pick up one piece of trash each time they go out on the trail.

Why? Because when we spend time outdoors we can accidentally leave a trace of our presence behind. Let’s not leave a bigger mess for the next trail user. Leave your mark by making things better. We’re not asking you to fill a trash bag at your local trailhead (although we wouldn’t object if you did). Just one piece.

Now…stop reading…go ride…and while you’re out there, grab one piece of trash and join the #onepiecealliance.

Local Trail Advocacy Organizations

Following are some of the trail advocacy organizations throughout Arizona. Please get in touch to find out more about advocacy and trail work options in your area:

Colorado River Area Trail Alliance (IMBA Chapter), Kingman, AZ
The Colorado River Area Trail Alliance (CRATA) is a mountain bike club and trail advocacy group that is a chapter of the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) and geographically represents Northwestern AZ and the tristate Colorado River area.
Desert Foothills Mountain Bike Association (IMBA Chapter), Cave Creek, AZ
DFMBA’s mission is to enhance the mountain bike experiences in the greater north Phoenix valley. DFMBA does this through trail advocacy, development, education, and maintenance, to the benefit of all trail users.
Promoting bicycling as a safe and attractive means of transportation and recreation in Northern Arizona.
Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance (IMBA Chapter), Prescott, AZ
PMBA preserves, protects and promotes mountain biking, trail access and diverse riding opportunities on Prescott area public lands through community education, advocacy, tourism and unified action.
Rim Country Mountain Biking Association (IMBA Chapter), Payson, AZ
The Rim Country Mountain Biking Association’s mission is to establish a strong community backed trail building association that will boost the local economy. It will benefit mountain bikers, hikers and equestrian users.
Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists is devoted to the promotion of the sport of mountain bicycling, and view the sport as a vehicle to promote low impact outdoor recreation, conservation, and mountain bicycling opportunities that are environmentally and socially responsible.
TORCA’s mission is to take an active and strategic role in the mountain biking community in the maintenance of the resources available to us.
West Valley Trail Alliance (IMBA Chapter), Goodyear, AZ
The West Vally Trail Alliance is a advocacy group for all non-motorized users (hikers, bikers, and runners) for the Phoenix Southwest Valley including the communities of Goodyear, Avondale, Buckeye, along with Estrella Mountain and White Tank Regional Parks.