Northeast MTB Advocacy Summit Rocked

Monday, April 7, 2014

On April 4-6 one hundred and twenty mountain bikers from New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine gathered on Cape Cod for the Northeast Mountain Bike Advocacy Summit.

Leaders of many of the mountain bike associations in the northeast discussed issues critical to the future of the sport –trail access, youth development, ride education, land stewardship and many others. It was a “work hard – play harder” weekend designed to bring together many of the regions key advocates in order to build a better northeast for mountain biking.

“There are literally hundreds of advocates working tirelessly to promote our sport,” says Philip Keyes, the director of the New England Mountain Bike Association, “and we wanted to get them all in the same room to share ideas, best practices and inspiration. It was an amazing weekend, and I believe that the knowledge shared will be put into practice for many years to come.”

The Northeast MTB Advocacy Summit hosted by the New England Mountain Bike Association in partnership with the Concerned Long Island Mountain Bike Association, the Jersey Off-Road Bicycle Association, the Vermont Mountain Bike Association, the Kingdom Trails Association, and the Saratoga Mountain Bike Association.

Besides numerous symposia and numerous panel discussions on a wide range of issues, participant also rode three of the signature trail systems on Cape Cod: Otis, Trail of Tears and Willow Street.  Ride leaders from Cape Cod NEMBA we’re great hosts and ride leaders.  For photos, please visit: or Facebook photo gallery or Singlespeed Photography.