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 trails in Brown County State Park, which received national recognition in 2015 from International Mountain Bicycling Association as a Bronze Level Ride Center.  This designation means that Brown County is recognized as a Destination Mountain Bike Trail System.  The new flow trail will add to the diversity of the trails in the park, and increase the chances of advancing to Silver Level Ride Center.  HMBA is currently building trails in Yellowwood State Forest with the vision to connect the State Park and State Forest with the Hoosier National Forest for 100-mile trail system.  “This grant will enable HMBA to get our professional trail builder, Spectrum Trail Design ( back to Brown County State Park to build a flow trail with features you don’t see anywhere else in the park” Tammy Mebane, Executive Director of HMBA.  All of our fundraising this year will be focused on this project, if you would like to donate to the trail fund, go to

The Destination Development grant program is intended to contribute to the development and improvement of local economies and communities by means of enhancing, expanding and promoting the travel, tourism and hospitality industry.

The mission of The Hoosier Mountain Bike Association, a Chapter of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (HMBA-IMBA) is to promote responsible mountain biking and work towards the goals of common land access, and natural resource protection, through local (Central Indiana) and statewide relationships and initiatives.  HMBA has built over 100 miles of mountain bike trails in Indiana and maintains over 150 miles of trails for all Hoosiers to enjoy.

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