Our corner of the Adirondack Park is fast becoming a popular destination for riders across the region and beyond. It is not uncommon to see out-of-state plates in our trailhead parking lots. Whether they are locals or visitors, BETA is focused on encouraging support from all of the riders enjoying the trails in our region. Other groups in the Northeast have a similar interest.
To that end BETA has partnered with a number of our fellow regional trails organizations and assembled the Northeast Mountain Bike Alliance. The purpose of the group is to share ideas, promotional opportunities/discounts and offer reciprocal membership. More riders discovering the BETA region is inevitable. The Northeast is filled with riders that travel regularly to ride - why not collaborate and get everyone a good deal while obtaining more support for all of the trails? The goal is simple - to encourage more support for our trails in a way that BETA, and other organizations, can use once nonresidents have traveled back home. As of January 1, 2017 the following organizations have joined the Alliance:
VMBA - Vermont Mountain Bike Association
JORBA - Jersey Off Road Bike Association
MH&T - Maine Huts & Trails
NYCMTB - New York City Mountain Bike Association
CLIMB - Concerned Long Island Mountain Bikers
SMBA - Saratoga Mountain Bike Association
Do you travel to any of these areas to ride? If so, consider sharing some support for their trails and join them. The cornerstone of the alliance is the assurance that riders are supporting their home state's trails first and then branching out for other opportunities to share some love for other trails enjoyed.
When you join or renew your BETA membership, keep an eye out for the list of partners and links to discounted membership rates for these organizations in your confirmation email.