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

  • Allamuchy Mountain State Park Chapter Lead Resigns
    After many years of service, Marc Perez has decided to resign as Chapter Leader for Allamuchy Mountain State Park.  JORBA thanks Mark for his many years of service.  He has made a massive difference at AMSP and enabled many riders to enjoy many miles and smiles.  We wish Marc all the best for the future…
  • 9/22/2024 – JORBA Fest 2024 (aka The NJ Mountain Bike Festival)
    Welcome to the NJ Mountain Bike Festival, or as we often refer to it – JORBA Fest! This annual fundraiser for JORBA allows us to continue to be your advocate for better trails and more trail access throughout New Jersey. It’s also a great opportunity to gather with like-minded people, ride some of the awesome…
  • JORBA & VMBA Forge Regional Alliance
    JORBA & VMBA join forces in Regional Mountain Bike Advocacy Alliance Program. Purpose: For non-profit mountain bike trail advocacy groups in the Northeast to collaborate andspread awareness of each group to its members, create open lines of communication acrossorganizations, and to help collectively advance the missions of our organizations and mountainbiking in the region.
  • JORBA Partner VMBA Hosts Flow State Mtn Bike Festival
    JORBA partner VMBA is hosting the Flow State Mountain Bike Festival, July 26 – July 28. Please consider joining them for fun and mountain bike related activities! FLOW STATE is a three-day celebration of all things mountain biking at the Ascutney Outdoor Center in Brownsville, Vt. Set in the heart of Ascutney Trails’ 35-mile network…
  • Q2 2024 Executive Committee Update/Message from the President
    Greetings during this summer riding season!  I hope to compose an update on the latest JORBA news approximately once per quarter to keep our members informed on new developments and enlist your support where needed. Highlights: Have a great season of riding filled with many smiles and miles!!
  • Sterling Trail Work-6/29
    Get Dirty! Regular maintenance of existing trails is critical in ensuring the riding experience remains top-notch for all ability levels. If you have ridden Sterling in the past year, you know that Munsee Eagle, aka Palisade 18 on Trailforks (the trail near the powerlines) is in bad shape. We will be spending a lot of…
  • Coffee For Trails
    It Starts with a Sip Palisades MTB Association has partnered with local Ringwood NJ roaster, Wisecrack Roasting, to raise money for an additional ~2.5mi of trails in Sterling Forest located in Tuxedo, NY. Sterling presents a unique challenge in building trails as much of the landscape is covered with very large heavy boulders, making building…
  • Board of Directors Election Results 2024
    The JORBA Board of Directors was set with elections at the April Board meeting. Many familiar faces and a few new ones- Welcome All! Board of Directors 2024 The entire board can be reached at William Romollino President, Chairman Tom Hennigan Executive Director, CEO Stefanie McKeon Treasurer Jason Fletcher Secretary Mike Confenti Vice President…
  • Trailforks for PMTB
    Trailforks for PMTBTuesday, May 7 · 7:30 – 8:30pmTime zone: America/New_YorkGoogle Meet joining infoVideo call link: dial: ‪(US) +1 929-276-0314‬ PIN: ‪235 122 080‬#More phone numbers: A quick review of Trailforks features for trail reporting and logging hours. Applicable for all park reps.
  • Six Mile Run Trail Closure
    NJ State Parks has closed Red October trail in Six Mile Run. JORBA leadership has engaged the park since the moment this was brought to our attention. We are not the driving force behind the closure nor are we completely informed on the details, the trail was not sanctioned, and never was. I would caution…
  • 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…


Completed Projects

Some of our completed projects