Price Point – Supporting a Cause
Price Point Supports Mt. Wilson Bicycling Association … show your support at the Mt. Wilson Bicycle Association Pancake Breakfast and Raffle, Sunday November 16th – to improve and maintain local bike trails.
Price Point is proud to support the Mt. Wilson Bicycling Association a terrific non-profit organization located in Pasadena. Comprised of a hardcore group of passionate volunteers who are also members of IMBA, MWBA working relentlessly to maintain and improve local trails and promote trail courtesy and safety.
About the Organization
The Mount Wilson Bicycling Association (MWBA) was formed in 1986 by Alan Armstrong, a member of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, initially to help educate riders about trail courtesy and safety. Shortly thereafter MWBA got involved with trail maintenance to give back to the Forest community and help the Forest Service to maintain the hundreds of miles of trails in the Angeles National Forest. Trail maintenance is an important and vital part of our active outdoor community as trail maintenance keeps trails safe and viable for all trail activities including biking, hiking, running, and equestrian pursuits.
In 2011, MWBA became an official IMBA Chapter. What does that mean? It means MWBA is a non-profit organization that is part of a larger, unified voice for trail advocacy. We now have the resources and professional services of an international organization to be more effective as a local organization to protect and improve mountain biking opportunities and advocate on behalf of our beloved trails.
Your dollars at work
Because of our supportive membership base, we are out there the third weekend of every month on Sunset Ridge Trail or one of the other local trails that may need attention. The funds we raise from membership dollars and our famous Pancake Breakfast allows us to purchase the necessary tools and materials to continue our work.
The Future Looks Bright
We work with the SoCal High School Cycling League to teach the next generation the importance of trail maintenance and trail etiquette. We work with ALL the teams on the league, but we do sponsor our local team, San Gabriel Valley Composite (SGV Composite). We feel if we catch them while they are still young and impressionable, they will continue the legacy of our original founders.
Our mission has changed very little over the years. MWBA still advocates responsible trail use in the San Gabriel Mountains and we still work on trails that need maintenance due to use, weather and age. If you are interested in giving back to the community by working on a trail and meeting cool mountain bikers, come on out and join us!
Where we meet
The club meets on the third Sunday of each month from 8am till noon to work on a section of trail. Work might include repairing landslides, building retaining walls, or clearing poison oak from the trail. Afterwards lunch is provided by the club. The money that is raised at the pancake breakfast and from membership dues helps fund the projects and to buy tools for the club.
The club has also partnered up with SCOA (Southern California Outdoor Adventures) www.scoaoutdoors.net if you volunteer for two trail work days you can earn a free Mt. Wilson shuttle to the top of the mountain for a 14 mile epic downhill run.
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