OMBA’s Board of Directors Planning Retreat Summary

In early January OMBA’s board of directors held its annual board retreat to review 2021 & give direction to our 2022 plans.  2021 turned out to be one of OMBA’s most successful & productive years in our 27-year history.  We expect 2022 to be up there as well.  Board members along with OMBA’s Executive Director discussed trail projects, group rides, budget goals, future trail ideas, needed marketing & communications improvements, and potential staffing increases.  After a record year in revenue, we want you all to know that those dollars are going towards more projects and making OMBA a better organization.  We’d like to share a few of the highlights with you here that will be a focus throughout 2022:
  • Continue efforts to secure approval for a downtown area bike park
  • Lead or assist with the construction & opening of potentially 4 new trails this year, including a new Quarry area trail in Lory SP, the new Elkhorn Creek Trail near Red Feather Lakes, a new “gold series” trail in Curt Gowdy, and hopefully one of two new trails coming to Horsetooth
  • Lead significant trail improvement projects on Young Gulch, Hewlett Gulch, Lower Dadd Gulch, Roaring Creek, Swamp Creek, Mt Margaret & potentially Donner Pass/Lookout Mtn trails with the US Forest Service
  • Construct additional alternate lines in Lory SP
  • Advocate for trail improvements at Soapstone & Red Mountain
  • Advocate for trail improvements within the Foothills Trail corridor
  • Create a new Membership & Outreach Coordinator staff position within OMBA
  • Plan for future additional staff positions including a Trail Stewardship Manager & a seasonal full-time OMBA trail crew
  • Host 3 OMBA campout riding trips – late May, mid-July, early October
  • Host the Northern Colorado MTB Festival in September
  • Exterior overhaul of OMBA’s tool trailer
  • Host a spring trail building & maintenance class led by a professional trail builder
  • Update OMBA’s by-laws & potentially expand our board of directors
  • Continue advocating for a new trail connection from Fort Collins around the south end of Horsetooth Res
OMBA’a board of directors, Trails Committee, Patrol Committee, Youth Committee and other key volunteers will be hard at work throughout the year making all of this and more happen.  Remember, additional volunteer help is always needed & appreciated for all of our planning efforts.  Contact us at for more information on volunteer needs.