Join HMBA, Support Local Mountain Biking!

  When the IMBA Chapter Program ended (replaced by IMBA Local), HMBA began to investigate managing membership without IMBA’s help. Once we developed this capability, we discussed the pluses and minus of remaining with IMBA, or separating from the IMBA membership system. After much discussion within HMBA’s board and getting feedback from HMBA members at […]

COVID-19 DNR Restrictions Update

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has released the following information about re-opening several of its facilities and services on Monday, May 11th. This includes allowance of mountain biker and equestrian use of their respective trails on DNR properties. Please remember that this will only last if everyone displays good behavior. Ride in small groups, […]

HMBA leaves IMBA

Starting on May 1st, the Hoosier Mountain Bike Association (HMBA) will be leaving the International Mountain Bike Association’s “IMBA Local Program”. While the HMBA board sees the need for a National Mountain Bike Advocacy Organization, we feel that it is in HMBA’s best interested to be an Independent organization. HMBA used the information provided by […]

Important COVID-19 Trail Update

All DNR Trails are currently closed to bikes. While we have some concerns about how this has been handled by the DNR, it is important that mountain bikers comply with the trail closures. Many of these trails are in rural areas and there is local concern about people from other areas traveling to their county […]

Next Level Trail Grant and Volunteer Work Sessions

  We are excited to announce that the HMBA has been awarded $200,000 from Governor Holcomb’s Next Level Trails Grants Program. These funds will allow HMBA to complete the following trails: Weed Patch, Limekiln Return, and HP East and install better signage throughout Brown County State Park. HMBA has committed to provide $100,000 in matching funds as […]

A Busy week for Hoosier Mountain Bikers!

In the early 2000’s mountain bikers in Indiana had to look out of state for mountain bike events and even trails. Now the challenge is often figuring out which event to attend or which trail to ride on any summer or fall weekend. These events and riders are all possible because of the hard work […]

Outstanding Trail Leader

A Fishers mountain biker has earned recognition from a national trails organization for more than a decade of volunteer work. American Trails named Paul Arlinghaus “Outstanding Trail Leader” for Indiana. Arlinghaus has helped design, build and maintain more than 100 miles of mountain bike trails in Indiana through the Hoosier Mountain Bike Association. Arlinghaus also […]

The Ford Hoosier Outdoor Experience, (Volunteers Needed)

The HMBA is excited to attend the Hoosier Outdoor Experience this year again. We love to introduce new riders to the joy of mountain biking and the great trails we have built thanks to the cooperation and partnership with the Indiana State Parks and State Forests. This year as with every year we need volunteers […]

Storms Close Some Trails

  This weekend’s storms have had some significant impacts on HMBA’s mountain bike trails.  The photo above is from Brown County State Park.  Straight line winds took down many trees through out the park.  Initial reports are of significant down fall on the trails.  Our local crews will be out throughout the week scouting and […]

HMBA Annual Meeting

Do you want to know what we have been up to at the HMBA? Well this is where you need to be to get all the Dirt. Come and meet the HMBA Board and be a part for the board election. Meet both incoming members and outgoing members that have worked so hard to make mountain […]