BMA is stoked to be hiring Mike Rutter as our new full time Trails Program Director! This position has been years in the making and is designed to provide BMA with a liaison to public land agencies and to coordinate our volunteer trail building crews. Mike brings more than 15 years of trail building and working with public agencies and trail builders to this new role. His expert touch in trail design can be seen in trails ranging from the bigger rock drops on the Bitterbrush trail at Hall Ranch to the excellent new beginner loops at Heil Valley Ranch, Schoolhouse and Overland. With Mike’s help, BMA will be able to build and maintain more miles of trail around the county.

From Mike: “I was born in Burlington, Iowa, and began my passion for riding BMX bikes in the wooded hills above the Mississippi River valley in the late ’70s. I graduated to road and mountain biking in high school and then found myself building trails for the Forest Service in Idaho during college in the mid-90s. That eventually led me to Colorado where I worked another summer building trails for the Forest Service before finding myself in Boulder, a burned-out roadie looking for a way back to the woods. I found what I was looking for with a position with Boulder County Parks & Open Space where I have spent the last 15 years building and maintaining trails in that system. I now find myself in the dream job of building bike specific trails with my friends from BMA as we raise the bar for mountain bike trails in Boulder County and across the Front Range.”

Mike will officially join the team on April 9. Stay tuned for more trail projects, more volunteer opportunities and More Fun Trails!

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