Advocacy Contacts (Other Groups)
From Evergreen Trail Guide
Who are the WMBC (WHIMPs Mountain Bike Coalition)?
The WHIMPs Mountain Bike Coalitions is a non-profit organization that works with local agencies and other user groups to enhance and preserve the trail systems in Whatcom county.
WHIMPs formed in 1986 and has been actively promoting open and multi use trail access since the first Greenways campaigns. WHIMPs was renamed to WMBC in 2009.
WMBC is responsible for any trail maintenance and construction on Galbraith Mountain and ensuring that the trails and features are within the guidelines established by the land-use agreement between WMBC and the landowner, Trillium. We have also formerly adopted maintenance duties in cooperation with the Bellingham City Parks: Miranda Trail, Lake Padden Upper Loop Trails and the Civic Field Dirt Jump Park. Whatcom County Parks: Hush, Hush Trail (Devil's Club).
- President: Mark Peterson <email@example.com>
- Vice President: Darren Clark
- Secretary: Jeff Cummings
- Board members
- Mark Peterson
- Darren Clark
- Bill Hawk
- Jeff Cummings
- Doug Hyldahl
Trail Rights Association in Leavenworth (TRAIL) Washington is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation, enhancement, and maintenance of mountain bike trails. Driven by a philosophy of common sense environmentalism, our all-volunteer group promotes the responsible use of public/private lands using established trail building standards that satisfy the diverse skill levels of all mountain bike riders to provide an unforgettable recreational experience for tourists and the local community of Leavenworth, Washington. firstname.lastname@example.org
PO Box 472
Leavenworth, WA 98826
We are a bunch of folks who like to have fun with mountain bikes. Not all of us wear lycra - some of us like air, big bikes and baggy shorts. No one gets graded on the bike they ride, the number of crashes they suffer, or how fast (or slow) they can ride. What we have in common is a love for riding trails, a desire to make cool new trails, and a commitment to keeping trails open for biking. Whatever your style, we invite you to join our growing community.
PO Box 18741
Spokane WA 99228-0741
- President: Angie Feser <email@example.com>
- Vice Pres: Dan Webber
- Secretary: Penny Schwyn
- Treasurer: Bryan Grosshans
Work Party Coordinator/DNR Liason David Snyder firstname.lastname@example.org,
Tools and Equipment Coordinator Bernie Miller email@example.com, Event Coordinator John Kramer firstname.lastname@example.org,
Public Relations Mike Schol email@example.com, President Jack Ramsey firstname.lastname@example.org,
Vice President John Kramer email@example.com, Treasurer Todd Davison firstname.lastname@example.org,
Secretary Matthieu Denuelle email@example.com, Membership Coordinator Ben Lewis firstname.lastname@example.org,
Fund Raiser Theresa Nation, Webmaster Jeff Haymes email@example.com
- 1 Support
We are here with permission from DNR to help DNR's maintenance program for Capitol Forest's trails, trail heads and camping areas. Our tasks will directly address the most needed form of support that DNR needs at the time. We may be picking up trash one weekend or refurbishing old signs or trail maintenance the next.
- 2 Education
We abide strictly by IMBA's Trail Solutions guidelines in order to maintain and build sustainable trails for all users. This is knowledge that we share and teach to all FOCF work party participants.
Trail use and sharing. We educate new and seasoned mountain bike riders on the proper etiquette of trail sharing and bike control around other users, specifically equestrians. We all share the trails in Capitol Forest, and in order for all user groups to enjoy continued open access and a combined massive work force of volunteers on all of the trails we will continue to strive for harmony amongst all users.
- 3 Responsibility
FOCF encourages responsible and safe mountain biking in Capitol Forest that considers first all other trail users on our shared trail systems. Our objective is to continue to promote Capitol Forest's historical trend of safe, respectful mountain bike trail riding that blends well with other trail users on our shared trails here. Our passion is fresh air, quality trails and trail rides.
We are an alliance of mountain bikers and off-road cyclists dedicated to creating, enhancing and protecting riding opportunities in NW Oregon and SW Washington.
Northwest Trail Alliance is a 501(3)(c) non-profit corporation and an IMBA chapter.
Northwest Trail Alliance
P.O. Box 1846
Portland, OR 97207-1846
The Southern Oregon Mountain Bike Association (SOMBA) is a club devoted to the promotion of the sport of mountain bicycling, and views the sport as a vehicle to promote low impact outdoor recreation, conservation and mountain bicycling opportunities that are environmentally and socially responsible:
- by providing enjoyable mountain bicycling experiences and social events for the mountain bicycling community, and at the same time using these events as an opportunity to educate and encourage.
- by promoting responsible riding and ethical behavior among the mountain bicycling community.
- by working in concert with land managers and owners to improve trails and facilities;
- by working with other user groups to ensure a quality trail experience for all users, and
- by efforts to increase the diversity of the mountain bicycling community.
PO Box 1196
Talent, OR 97540
General Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org