BMA has committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in our community by expanding programs and opportunities to people who may not traditionally have had the means, opportunity or support. In 2023, we received a grant from Team Evergreen to improve and expand our programming. Check out what we accomplished in 2023!
We acknowledge that mountain biking equipment can be expensive and a barrier to our sport for some members of our community. BMA worked to make our sport accessibly by
- Partnering with REI to provide free loaner bikes
- Providing scholarships for our skills clinics
- Hosting free skills clinics
Industry studies show that women still account for fewer than 30% of mountain bikers. BMA supports women-specific programming to help women who are interested in our sport a supportive environment to learn and ride.
By the numbers: 20 skills clinics with 87 attendees · 1 trail building event with 6 attendees · 24 free and open to the public group rides with 355 attendees · 2 mechanic clinics with 15 attendees
BMA is supporting the Latinx community by providing skills clinics and group rides with Spanish-speaking volunteers.
By the numbers: 3 group rides with 25 participants · 2 skills clinics with 18 kids · 2 joint skills clinics with Calwood Education Center