MoMBA MOUNTAIN BIKE
TRAIL SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

Mountain biking had been rejected by Five Rivers MetroParks and other agencies in the Dayton areas for years. Five months after founding Dayton’s outdoor initiative, principal Greg Brumitt began talks inside Five Rives MetroParks and with local riders in hopes of breaking through mistrust between the recreation and conservation communities. An effort was put forth to identify a quality site for mountain biking in the MetroParks system. Ultimately an 80 acre wooded track just three miles from downtown was identified as the site in 2006. Later an additional 35 acres was added for parking and a trail head/event space. Greg with the help of MetroParks employees and 60 community volunteers led by the Miami Valley Mountain Bike Association built the trail system who’s design concept was developed by International Mountain Bike Association Trail Solutions contractor Talon Trails. Greg was also instrumental in the development of the unique way finding system and a management plan, the first for a MetroParks facility. MoMBA has engendered significant growth in area ridership and has allowed families with children to ride with confidence. Today MoMBA is the site of the annual time trail races, Fast Laps  and is in the midst of an expansion by Five Rivers MetroParks.