West Alabama Mountain Biking Association

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18 hours ago

West Alabama Mountain Biking Association - WAMBA

It's such a great time to be a cyclist! Look at these young kids go, go, go! The venue? Halftime at a high school football game. Marketing genius on display! #ilikebikes #wamba #ridejustide #mtblife

Minnesota High School Cycling League
Last night an extraordinary bike race occurred. Two MN League/NICA student athletes raced their mountain bikes on a 400m track during the halftime of a high school football homecoming game, in front of a cheering, frenzied crowd. The two racers, Chihiro Gustafson of Mounds View and Ian Hase of White Bear Lake, conspired to put this event on to promote the sport they love. They recruited MN League announcer Jason Czeskleba to call the race and whip up the crowd.
No one disappointed. Listen to the energy created by the students of each school cheering for their favorite racer. What you can't see in the video is the five police officers hired as security dropping their guard to film the event on their cell phones.
Quite simply, it was an extraordinary caper, planned, coordinated, and pulled off by two extraordinary student athletes.
Who won the race? To answer this question implies that there was a loser. No one lost last night.

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MON@Sokol-Barn Lot-5:30pm meet/5:45pm ride - Monday Fun-Day Ride! Bring Lights!
TUES@Sokol-Barn Lot-5:30pm meet/5:45pm ride - Intermediate Ride - Bring lights!
THURS@Sokol-Barn Lot-5:30pm meet/5:45pm ride - moderate and fast pace-will ride last year's nica and Gobblecross courses - Bring lights!
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RIDE TONIGHT! Also, updated schedule for the week. See image.
MON@Sokol-Barn Lot-5:30pm meet/5:45pm ride - Monday Fun-Day Ride! Bring Lights!!

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WAMBA Strava Stats

WAMBA Officers and Coordinators

Joe Fuller


Richard Russell


Carl Hancock


Trevor Bonner


Adam Lilly

Weekly Ride Coordinator

Local Trail Information (MTB Project)

Munny Sokol Park
Lake Lurleen State Park
Hurricane Creek


Membership in WAMBA is facilitated through the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA).
  • For new members, click on the IMBA logo below to join the club. Chose your term and amount you want to pay, provide your information (name, email, etc.), and enter your chapter as the "West Alabama Mountain Biking Association (WAMBA), Tuscaloosa." You can pay via credit card or PayPal.
  • For returning members, click on the IMBA logo below to renew. Scroll to the "Already a member?" heading. Click on the "log in first" button, and follow the directions.