Welcome to the West Alabama Mountain Biking Association website. We sincerely hope you enjoy your stay with us. For information about trails in the Tuscaloosa area please visit our trails section of the site.
We are continually adding content to the site so please check back often. You can join the site without joining WAMBA by clicking on the Register link to the left. Of course, our hopes are that you decide to stay awhile and join our growing club.
See you on the trails!
What is a pump track, you ask?
A pump track is a continuous loop of dirt berms and “rollers” (smooth dirt mounds) that you ride without pedaling. It is well compacted dirt with several turns and rollers. We purchased good screened soil so no rocks!! The track is free to the public.
We respectfully ask you refrain from riding when wet or raining.
The name “pump track” comes from the pumping motion used by the rider’s upper and lower body as they ride around the track. The idea of a pump track is to use this pumping motion to maintain your speed around the track without pedaling. It’s a great work out and lots of fun!
The Sokol Park Pump Track can be ridden by cyclists of all ages and skill levels. You don’t need ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
Member Michael Cornwell works the mini-dozer at Board Hill. Michael and other WAMBA members Richard Russell, Daniel Dye, Reda Arnold, and Darrell Arnold spent several hours at Sokol Park today scouting out the new bridge site, picking up trash, putting up signs, and this work on Board Hill. Thanks everyone.
WARNING: Very steep incline. Please ride Board Hill at your own risk.
26ers are under attack and in the cross hairs is the bike most of us started with, the 26er hardtail. While sales forecasts may not show growth in this segment, they are still incredibly fun to ride. Do you still ride yours?
1. Get involved in any public process where you can add your voice to those calling for continued access to those trails where bikers have historically ridden. Continued access to those original, unique trails is absolutely essential to the preservation of the essence of our sport.
2. When building new trails or rerouting existing trails, take every opportunity to incorporate the unique features of that particular topography into the trail experience.While jumps ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
When was the last time you went to a work party (that you were purely a volunteer and not running the show) where you got to have input on the features and character on the trail? Were you allowed to give input or were you just handed a tool and told what to do? What happened when you tried to give input? Were you building something you ultimately wanted to ride? Was the focus on getting a lot of trail done or making trail that is fun to ride?
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