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Hinton Mountain Bike Association.  Our goal is to develop, maintain and promote the best possible mountain biking opportunities around the Hinton area, while ensuring responsible and safe practices in environmental conservation, trail construction, trail maintenance and riding.

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HMBA Welcomes Colin as New President!

Bike Hinton

Colin Pratt, a longtime HMBA member, has volunteered to become our new President!   A father of four young up-and-coming shredders, he and his wife Kirsten are both avid mountain bikers, participating both in local and out-of-town events.

Thank you for this great opportunity. I wanted to join HMBA to contribute to the biking community in Hinton. We have a great biking scene year round that was built by a strong community and many dedicated volunteers and I believe this is key to our continued growth and success. I got back into biking 10 years ago by going on club rides to meet people and learn the trails. I look forward to welcoming new riders and visitors and working to support and grow the trails and programs in Hinton. See you out there!
— Colin


HMBA Seeks President

Bike Hinton

The Hinton Mountain Bike Association (HMBA) is looking for a passionate HMBA member to join it's Board as their President.   Could this be you?   Jump into the Skills Area and ask yourself:

  • Am I an HMBA member?
  • Do I love riding my bike in Hinton's backyard playground?
  • Do I have some great ideas on how we can sustain what we currently have and grow?  Make it even better? (we all do!!)
  • Am I comfortable talking to town and industry representatives who are already great supporters of HMBA?
  • Am I ready to be part of a great team?

If you are answering YES to these questions, then please consider this opportunity!!  HMBA needs you!

Break down the negative thoughts that may be going through your mind!

  • "I don't have the time."   We hear you!   The current Board also have many other life commitments.  But with no Board, there is no HMBA and that would not be good.  The Board meets about 10 times a year, plus the AGM in April.  Depending on which projects we have going on, that determines the amount of involvement needed.  Some Board members spend their time in areas where they are most interested.
  • "I don't know how much I can contribute."  Once you get to know how the Board runs and what we actually do, you will surely find plenty of ways to make your contributions.  It really doesn't take much - and the first, the most important step, is just being INVOLVED. 
  • "I don't want to spend my time fundraising."   Unless we are working on a big project (that has to be voted in by the majority), we are not spending our time fundraising.   Really, we're not!  HMBA has A LOT of great community and business support.  Plus, we are a team - we work together on this!

If you have any other questions or concerns - please TALK TO US!  You can email us at infoATbikehintonDOTcom or catch us on the trails!  Julie is usually on the Ladies Monday Rides, Maureen and Bill are often out at the Hinton Bike Park, Brayden loves riding gravity and Kevin keeps an eye on the trails (usually riding, but not for a little while, due to injury) .



HMBA Finds a President!


Please welcome HMBA's new president!!!

Shawn Lee brings a ton of experience from other clubs, racing, hardcore bmx'er and all around exposure to the scene. Shawn will also oversee bike park operations - allowing our trails guru, Kevin Myles, to focus primarily on trails coordination.

Thanks Shawn!!!


Position Available at HMBA!!


This position could be right for you!

HMBA has an immediate opening to our coveted executive board: President!  Presiding over a full board of FIVE executive members and FIVE coordinators, it's a great opportunity to extend your passion for Alberta's Mountain Bike Mecca!  You too can be part of a great team!

Don't delay!  Submit your application below.

Top Ten Reasons to Volunteer 

(a bit of humour, quoted from this site

  1. When you stay home, you get too many telemarketing calls.
  2. Your family could use a break from you.
  3. You might need help yourself some day.
  4. It's hard to win a game of solitaire.
  5. Soap operas all sound alike.
  6. If you don't go out each day, you get old.
  7. Why let your boss have all the fun in life?
  8. The bike needs a workout.
  9. Your mom would be proud of you.
  10. Who cares about money?

Presidential Duties

  • Oversees HMBA vision/mission  (great biking in Hinton!)

  • Manages HMBA governance & bylaws (makes sure HMBA follows its bylaws) 

  • Chairs HMBA meetings (and gets to make motions and delegate!)

  • Maintains/Promotes external relations:

    • Media relations (we love the press!)

    • Partners: Foothills Recreation Management Area, Coalspur, Alberta Sustainable Resource Development, Town of Hinton and many other awesome supporters!

  • Works closely with all Executives (we're in this together!)

  • Reports to: HMBA Membership (HMBA wouldn't exist without them!)

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