HMBA News

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 […]

Hobbs Hollow Flow Trail

Info and FAQ Alex Stewart’s crew at Spectrum Trail Designs broke ground on the Hobbs Hollow Flow trail in December, 2016. This trail will provide a new and unique trail experience at Brown County State Park and will help maintain Brown County’s status as a National mountain bike destination. Alex and his crew will be […]

HMBA position on IDNR Off Road Cycling Permit

Background: In the late 1990’s mountain bike advocates in Indiana (later formed HMBA) were working to gain access to build trails in State Forests. The IDNR did not have a revenue mechanism for State Forests and instead asked HMBA to build in State Parks, where revenue could be generated through Park Passes. Since 2003 HMBA […]

HMBA Receives $50,000 Grant from Indiana Office of Tourism Development

HMBA is pleased to announce it has received a $50,000 grant from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for the construction of Hobbs Hollow Flow Trail in Brown County State Park.  The grant requires a $50,000 match for an overall investment of $100,000 for the new trail.  HMBA has built and maintains the mountain bike […]

Trail Builders Fund powered by SRAM/HMBA provides free MTB permits

HMBA-IMBA believes that our volunteers are key to building and maintaining Indiana’s mountain bike trails.  In order to ensure our volunteers are rewarded for their efforts, HMBA-IMBA has created the HMBA Trail Builder’s Fund.  SRAM has stepped up in a big way, contributing $2000 to this fund.   This fund will support and reward those who […]