Who we are:
Founded in 2001 by local businessman Chris Pitts, the Saratoga Mountain Biking Association is a group of dedicated outdoor enthusiats that work toward preserving trail access and promote mountain bike activism. Entirely member-supported, our member base of nearly four hundred active riders grows every year. The yearly membership fees goes directly to the cost of trail maintenance and club insurance. We currently maintain two trail systems. Our flagship trails are located just outside the Saratoga Springs city limits in the newly created Daniel’s Road State Forest. Our members built this trail network over the past 10+ years and continue to improve and expands on it. We also build and maintain trails in Pittstown State Forest located in Pittstown, NY about 20 minutes east of Troy. This trail network is of similar quality and character trails as Daniel’s Road State Forest. We also support and promote the activities of a number of other area outdoor organizations.
We here at SMBA love to ride bikes so much that we’ve made it our mission. We’re here to make sure we all always have somewhere to ride in the Capital District of NY, and to try and expand the places where we can ride. We do that with the help of our nearly 400 members, building and maintaining trails as well as developing good relations with all the trail user groups in our area. We also teach both mountain bikers and non-mountain bikers about recreational trail opportunities in our area and promote the ethics of responsible mountain biking. And if along the way we can help everyone become a better rider, well, that’s just icing on the cake.
SMBA is a 501(c) 7 Organization. Please email us for futher information.