The Jersey Off Road Bicycle Associations represents NJ’s mountain bikers. We advocate;

  • All trails should be sustainable. Existing trails and roads should be upgraded ASAP. If they can’t be made sustainable they should be re-routed to accomplish this.
  • Most trails should be multi-use by default. That said, we support single use trails for a unique experience(s) e.g. the Appalachian Trail, or a bicycle flow trail
  • Every park that has hiking only trails should have mountain bike only trails.
  • All existing woods roads should be multi-use. This includes un-mapped double track.
  • Existing trail networks should be reorganized into stacked loops based on difficulty. Initially by blazing if possible, additionally by adding new trails.
  • Where possible trails and trail heads, should connect people, places and parks.
  • Overnight camping along leave no trace ethics should be allowed and encouraged.

Latest Advocacy News

  • Wildcat Ridge Southern Parking Lot will be Closed March 27-29, 2024 for tree removal
    The Wildcat Ridge WMA southern parking lot on Green Pond Road, Rockaway, Morris County will be CLOSED from Wednesday, March 27 through Friday, March 29, 2024, for hazardous tree removal. For safety reasons, there will be no access to trails from this parking lot. New Jersey Fish & Wildlife sincerely appreciates your patience and understanding while this work…
  • Access Nature Forum – Through discussion making the outdoors more inclusive
    Join us for an insightful discussion by Tom Hennigan from the JORBA Trail Association. He will discuss how to provide access to native surface trails in the backcountry and adapt universal trail design principles to include a broad spectrum of trail users. He will also provide an introduction to adaptive mountain biking and discuss guidelines…
  • Learn How to Advocate for Trails in Your Community
    Want to be a voice for trails and trail networks? Rails to Trails Conservancy has all the tools and resources you’ll need—no experience necessary! Join us for one of two sessions on Tuesday, March 12, at 7 p.m. Eastern, or Wednesday, March 13, at noon Eastern, to learn about the ways you can make a…
  • Black Run Preserve Poker Run
    3rd Annual Black Run Preserve Poker Run Saturday, April 13, 2024Rain Date April 27, 2024 $25 Entry Fee ($30 day of)$20 for FBRP MembersPre‐Registration OnlineEvent Day Registration: 8:00 a.m.Start/Finish: Rice Elementary SchoolBike Route: 9.2 milesRun Route: 4.2 milesEach course has 5 checkpoints. Participants pick a playing card at each check point. Participants present their poker…
  • The Greenway Open House 3/14
    Learn about the Essex-Hudson Greenway March 14th. Please join us in Newark on Thursday, March 14th at 6:30pm to learn more about the Greenway. This event will take place at the Cherry Blossom Welcome Center in Branch Brook Park. Translation services are available.
  • The Palisades Shared Use Path Study
    The Palisades Shared Use Path Study The Palisades Shared Use Path Study is a project to determine the feasibility of constructing a shared use path through the Palisades to create a safe, intuitive, and separated connection between the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, New Jersey to the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge in South…
  • Trailforks Membership Bonus
    Go Pro Right now, get 30% off Trailforks Pro and support our trails at the same time. Get the deal here. With Trailforks Pro, you get unlimited offline access to 550,000+ trails, global heatmaps, Garmin basemaps, and every feature in the app, anywhere you go. When you purchase Trailforks Pro through the link above, $5…
  • Advocacy Alert: eBike Registration & Insurance
    Right now, the New Jersey Legislature is considering a bill (S2292) that will require everyone who owns an electric bicycle (e-bike) to obtain registration and insurance. This bill would limit access to e-bikes across the state by creating barriers to ride. Your voice matters! Help protect access to e-bikes. To view the pre-written letter addressed…
  • JORBA Night at Brielle Cyclery
    What if there were no mountain bike trails? Imagine if there was no place to hike or mountain bike in New Jersey? Advocacy groups and volunteers are integral to sustaining outdoor recreation spaces. The good news? You can help by volunteering. Join Brielle Cyclery and JORBA to learn how you can help maintain your favorite bike…
  • Northwest New Jersey Rivers Conference Adaptive Mountain Bike Presentation
    Access Nature Forum Presentation by Tom Hennigan This presentation was meant for the NWNJ Rivers Conference on September 30, 2023. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend. A special thanks to Peter Dolan from the New York New Jersey Trail Conference for stepping in to take my place.
  • High Mountain Park Preserve Trail Plan Survey
    High Mountain Park Preserve User Survey The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is working with The Nature Conservancy to update the official trail system in High Mountain Park Preserve with a focus on long-term sustainability and high-quality experiences for all user groups. We’re asking for your input as part of this process – thank you…
  • JORBA Updates in Progress
    We are working on updating JORBA’s systems over the holidays. You may receive emails at various points on the process. If you have any questions please feel free to to out to me at tom@jorba.org. Thanks for you patience Tom

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