Mountain Bike the Tetons

Mountain Bike the Tetons was originally established in 2013 as Mountain Bike Teton Valley. After realizing the benefits of advocating for mountain biking on both sides of Teton Pass, it expanded its service area to include Jackson Hole and became Mountain Bike the Tetons. MBT hired its first Executive Director in late 2014 and has quickly made an impact to expand and improve mountain biking resources in the entire Teton region.

2015 Accomplishments

Performed over 1,000 volunteer trail work hours through our volunteer days and our weekly Maintenance Mondays trail work days. Repaired and improved the Victor Bike Park pump track and jumps, and installed picnic tables and benches for all to enjoy. Now you’ll find fewer rocks, much improved flow, places to hang out and an added XL jump line.Paid for an additional 450 hours of skilled trail crew work on public land trail and park projects.Completed a major reroute on the Aspen Trail’s south end and secured funding to install a 25-foot bridge on the Aspen Trail’s largest stream crossing during summer 2016.Completed Phase I and II of the Mail Cabin reroute.Started and ran the Teton Region Composite Team, the region’s first-ever high school mountain bike team. Our dedicated coaches volunteered hundreds of hours to coach young riders from Jackson, Tetonia, Driggs, Alpine and Victor to a successful first year competing in the Idaho league.Worked with BLM and USFS officials to push forward approval of two new singletrack trail systems in southern Teton Valley.Distributed 75 free handlebar bells to Teton region mountain bikers.Secured grant funding to purchase our own 50-piece trail building tool cache.Held a free community trail building school with the IMBA Trail Care Crew.

2016 Goals and Projects

MBT has a busy 2016 on tap!

Fund a full-time, year-round Executive Director to put MBT’s mission into action on a daily basis.Employ our own full-time trail maintenance crew for summer 2016. This crew will focus on projects to improve the trails most important to mountain bikers.Finish the final section of the Mail Cabin reroute.Continue to usher the Southern Valley Trails (Mike Harris) and Victor BLM trail network proposals through the approval process.Grow our high school mountain bike team program by hiring paid coaching staff for both Jackson and Teton Valley. Our goal is to provide both race team and club team options for grades 7-12.Continue our Maintenance Mondays trail work program and grow the volunteer Trail Ambassador program.Continue our partnership with the Teton Freedom Riders to support Teton Pass trail development.Expand groomed fat biking trail options in the Teton region.

Year Awarded: 2014
Amount Awarded: $3,500