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Advocacy / Lebanon Bike Park Community Workshop!
« on: January 03, 2020, 04:57:12 PM »
Important event for Those who are interested in Developing trails for NICA teams and those who live near Lebanon Indiana.

The City of Lebanon is developing a mountain bike park, with one of the goals being to build a NICA race course. NICA courses with often need to be built in urban areas without the natural terrain HMBA typically works with.

They have hired Hilride, the Pro Trail Building company with experience building bike parks including Griffin Bike Park in Indiana.

If you live near Lebanon, then please come out on January 28th. Even if you can only attend the evening Community sessions.

If you are involved with a NICA team anywhere in Indiana, Please try to attend the whole event. This is a chance to see how a pro trail builder would approach and plan for a World Class NICA facility.

SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday January 28th, 2020 6-8 PM

Lebanon Bike Park Community Workshop!

The City of Lebanon is pleased to announce that we are working to develop an exciting new project. The proposed Lebanon Bike Park will be located on an existing 110 acre city owned property along US 52 North, adjacent to the Trophy Club Golf Course. We would like to invite you all to participate in the planning and development of the facility. The workshop will be held in the conference room adjacent to the City Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of City Hall at 401 S. Meridian St.

Please join us for a conversation with local cycling and mountain bike enthusiasts as well the design professionals who are assisting the City in the planning and development of this project.

Lebanon, Indiana.

If you have any further questions or would like to become involved, please feel free to reach out to me at your convenience.

Kevin Krulik PE PS AICP
City Engineer
P 765-482-8845 | C 317-697-9780 |
KKrulik@Lebanon.IN.gov | Lebanon.IN.gov | 
401 South  Meridian Street | Lebanon, Indiana 46052

Lebanon Parks & Recreation
City of Lebanon Planning & Zoning Department
Hoosier Mountain Bike Association
National Interscholastic Cycling Association
Griffin Bike Park
DINO Mountain Biking
Sundance Mountain Bike Skills Clinic

Events / HMBA Updates: Next Level Trail Grant and HMBA Finances
« on: August 19, 2019, 07:41:46 PM »

When - Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 6 PM – 8:30 PM

Where - Zipp, 5315 Walt Pl, Indianapolis, Indiana 46254

We have had some requests for more detailed information on HMBA's fiances.  Some of the requested information is more than we feel comfortable making public, but we are willing to show in a meeting format.  An over view of HMBA finances and breakdown how our large grants played out financial will be presented and then we will answer questions. 

We also will present on our current grant project "Next Level Trail  Grant" at Brown County State Park.  This will include information on the trail we are currently building and will have open for this year's epic event. 

While digging deep into HMBA's Finances may not seem like much fun, It is important for our members to have a basic understanding of how HMBA spends its funds. 

And there will be beer!

Advocacy / Support HMBA when you shop at Amazon or Kroger
« on: March 10, 2018, 10:50:45 AM »
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your purchases to HMBA when you shop at Amazon.
You can find all of the details about Amazon Smile at the below link. Then click on "Learn more about Amazon Smile " 
Note, we are listed under "Hoosier Mountain Bike Association Inc"  on Amazon Smile.
Note, your user name and password are the same as on Amazon.  You just need to make sure you are on "smile.amazon.com" when you shop.

For Kroger rewards you go to this link to sign up.  Search for "HOOSIER MOUNTAIN BIKE ASSOCIATION # 34970"
Note, you use your existing Kroger rewards card, nothing new to set up.  You just set up so that Kroger will donate to HMBA every time you shop at Kroger.

Yellowwood State Forest / More trail built!
« on: November 04, 2017, 11:25:38 AM »
Big thanks to the Mountain Bikers from Salesforce!  We now have more trail in Yellowwood!

Come join us for a Brown County Trail Build Weekend!

Want to check out the new Hobbs Hollow Flow Trail before it is officially open to the public? Here is your chance...

This is an all weekend event, join us for all or part of it.

Trail build
- Saturday and Sunday 9am-1pm. Meet at Hesitation Point, We will be working on Hobbs Hollow Flow!
- Tools and training provided.
- What to bring, work gloves, water, snacks.
- What to wear, good hiking footwear, bug spray, sun screen.
- The work site is a hilly 1 mile, 45 minute hike into the woods. The main project is hand bench cutting, but we may split off some volunteers for rock armoring, maintenance projects, and brush trimming. Please bring your hand pruning tools!

- Camping
Free for volunteers Friday and Saturday Night. We are at Rally campsite 5, check in at the campground to get a pass for your car, head over to 5 to set up your tent!
- Rally camp sites allow for primitive camping

- Food
Free BBQ for volunteers after the Saturday build! Let us know if you are vegetarian, we'll get you some veggie burgers or brats. Please bring a side dish to share and the beverage of your choice!

- Group ride
Bring your bikes! Group ride after lunch on Saturday, lets all go ride what we just cut!

- Pool entrance
Free entrance to the BCSP pool for all trail build volunteers! Graciously donated by the park! (They love us!)

- Entrance to park
Let entrance gate staff know you are at the park for a to volunteer for a trail build event, your admission is free!

- Bring your Bikes, Food, Camping gear, Work cloths and whatever else you need to be comfortable.

- Please let us know if you have any question of if there is anything you would like to see included in future trail build events!

- Future summer trail build weekends, last weekend of each month
Sept/Oct 30th and 1st

- Into the Winter, first weekend of each month
 (these dates are tentative and may change!)
 November 4th and 5th
 December 2nd and 3rd
 January 6th and 7th
 February 3rd and 3rd
 March 3rd and 4th
 April 7th and 8th

Thank you Brown County State Park for providing free camping, gate entrance, and admission to the pool for volunteers!

If you can't make it, you can still support the building of Hobbs Hollow trail.  We are fund raising to pay for the machine build portion of the trail.  This project is funded through a $50,000 Indiana Tourism Destination Grant, which HMBA must match with an additional $50,000.  HMBA has already raised $26,000 and is still fund raising to fully fund the project.  Please help by donating to the HMBA Trail Fund.  Check out this video of the trail.  Lets support Hobbs Hollow Flow Trail!

Please support by donating to the Trail Fund.


- HMBA is seeking volunteers to help with the Mountain Bike event on June 10 & 11 at Fort Harrison State Park.  This is a great event and gives people a chance to experience outdoor trail riding.

- We need LOTS of folks to help set up/tear down, fit helmets and bikes to kids and adults, spot riders on our skills course, and lead small groups around Camp Glenn trail. This is a HUGE event, 20,000+ people attend.

- We need people for both Saturday and Sunday. There are 2 shifts each day, from 9:00 am-2:00 pm and 1:30 pm-6:30pm. Ideally we need 30 people per shift.

- Note, lunch provided this year!
- Feel free to sign up for more than one shift.

Please click this link to sign up

Follow discussion and planning about the event on HMBA’s Facebook Event page.

Events / Mountain Bike Fund Raiser at BGI - Greenwood
« on: February 20, 2017, 04:22:53 PM »
Join us at Bicycle Garage Indy Greenwood drink beer, meet other bicyclists, talk about mountain biking and raise funds for Hoosier Mountain Bike Association (HMBA).   

There will be a silent auction.  The link to the silent auction items.


March 2, 2017 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

BGI Greenwood
997 E. County Line Rd.
Greenwood, IN 46143

Attendees will get the first view of our new interior design at BGI Greenwood and be able to test ride our new mountain bike demo fleet!


Only those who are pre-registered will receive complimentary beverage from Upland Brewing Co.

Details about this final Bicycle Garage Indy's Bikes & Beer 2017 Event are at www.bgindy.com/for/bikesbeer

Advocacy / Building trails and making connections!
« on: December 19, 2016, 08:42:40 PM »
As we near the end of the year we wanted to provide a quick list of HMBA's top 2016 trail accomplishments.

Trail Building Highlights

Completed the Bobcat Trail (Brown County State Park)

Built 2 miles of the Crooked Creek Trail (Yellowwood State Forest)

Finished the RTP grant at Southwestway Park (Indy Parks)

Finished the Mountain Bike trail portion of the RTP grant at O'Bannon Woods.
 -Breeden Ridge is a National Level Flow Trail!
 -Potato Run completes the O'Bannon Loop

Trail Advocacy Highlights

Connected Brown County State Park, Yellowwood State Forest, and Hoosier National Forest trail systems!

Working with State Forests to maintain mountain bike access to the
Adventure Trail at O'Bannon Woods State Park / Harrison Crawford State Forest.

Working with State Forests to ensure that proposed High Conservation Forest areas allow mountain biking.

We will be providing a more detailed 2016 trail report that will celebrate
our hard working volunteers in early 2017.

2017 is shaping up to be an even better year. Alex Stewart is moving his equipment to
Brown County State Park to start construction on the Hobbs Hollow Flow trail.
We will also be hand building trails in Yellowwood.

If you want more trails, please support our efforts by volunteering and/or donating to the HMBA Trail Fund!

Use the "HMBA Trail Fund" Donation Button on the www.hmba.org home page

Paul Arlinghaus
Director of Trail Development

Advocacy / MidWest Living - Brown County, Indiana: A Colorful Tale
« on: September 07, 2016, 07:54:18 PM »
Check out this article in this months magazine!


Don't forget to register for this years Epic.

Check out the current issue of Dirt Rag Magazine!


Don't forget to register for this years Epic.

Visit Indy will be putting together some videography about mountain biking tomorrow (9/7/2016) at 12pm at Fort Harrison State Park.
If you or anyone is able to come out to do a ride we are looking for more people to get on video. We will be doing interviews with our President Frank and Marketing Chairman Justin and would love to get some feedback from all of you as well.
If you're interested, we will be meeting at the Camp Glen trailhead at 12pm tomorrow (9/7/2016). This video is designed to help showcase all of the beautiful places we get to ride for people who are new to the sport. Please shoot us a message on here if you are able to make it out. Thanks!

Advocacy / HMBA Presentation at the State House
« on: August 24, 2016, 09:33:30 PM »
Your President Frank Merritt and Director of Trail development Paul Arlinghaus attended a DNR Committee today at the State House and spoke on behalf of trails and the need for more funds for trails.

It was good to have several other speakers reiterate our message and remarks to the committee that they also utilize our trails.

HMBA is dedicated to our members, the trails we build & maintain and the future of opportunities for our users!

We encourage all our members and users to build relationships with their State Representatives and continue to ask for more trails and more funds to support those trails. We lag behind our counterparts in the Midwest!

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