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COMBA IMBA Share the TrailMountain biking has grown and will continue to grow in Colorado. As population increases more trail users, from all disciplines, enjoy Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS) parks and other local trails, it increases the opportunity for conflict. Most land managers and trail-user groups have come to acknowledge the legitimacy of responsible mountain biking on public lands.

COMBA has devloped relationships with many of the regional land managers including the USFS, NPS Rivers, Trail and Conservation Assistance Program, Denver Parks and Recreation, and the City of Lakewood.  Going forward we will seek to maintain and improve those relationships and look to establish new parternships as the opportunities arise.

COMBA parternered with the Colorado Mountain Club, American Whitewater, and the Access Fund to create Outdoor Alliance Colorado. Outdoor Alliance Colorado is a coalition of human-powered recreation groups working together to promote and protect the outdoor experience for us all.

COMBA has been able to leverage it's stragetic location in Colorado's capital Denver to influence the political climate for our sport.  We worked with State Senator Greg Brophy to submit the Colorado Mountain Bike Safety Act.  An Act to help address liability issues with private land owners in order to improve mountain bike access.  We will continue to look for opportunities to work with the Colorado legislative branch.  We have also advocated for Federal land protection, the preservation of RTP and GOCO funding, mountain bike access to public lands and National Scenic Trails.
 

COMBA Supports Federal Land Agency Funding

In response to President Trump’s Executive Order concerning broad federal land agency funding review, COMBA joined 124 outdoor recreation organizations throughout the country in signing a letter to the Office of Management and Budget encouraging support for continued and robust investment in the conservation and recreation programs of the land management agencies: the U.S. Forest Service, U.S...Read more
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COMBA Welcomes New Executive Director

We are excited to announce Gary Moore as our new full-time COMBA Executive Director. Gary joins us from SORBA Woodstock (an IMBA chapter) in Georgia where he has volunteered for the past six years as Trail Director and President. When he could not be in the woods, he served as Executive Director for Greenprints Alliance, an organization dedicated to advocating and fundraising for the development...Read more
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Virginia Canyon Open Space (Area 28) Facts and FAQ

Virginia Canyon Open Space (Area 28) General Info Virgina Canyon Open Space (Area 28)is approximately 400 acres of land within Idaho Springs. The boundaries run roughly north of the Argo Mine & Mill to the Santa Fe Mine Road and the length of town east to west. It is bisected by Virginia Canyon Road. The land was set aside for recreation since held by the BLM. Before the BLM the land was part...Read more
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