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

  • 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
  • Help Get More MTB in NY
    Off-road cycling at Clarence Fahnestock State Park Survey The goal of this survey is for WMBA to enlist its membership and nearby partner mountain biking clubs to explore the need and demand for expanding bike-specific or bike-centric multi-use trails at Fahnestock State Park, managed by the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (referred…
  • 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…
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  • Save the Trail, Ban the Blower
    Howdy everyone, hope you had a great summer season of riding! As we come into another beautiful fall, we hope you all can get out on the trails. We’d like to put out a reminder and have you all spread the word for us about the seasonal leaf drop and trail impact. Last year we…
  • Ringwood Trail Day 10/15
    Join us Sunday October 15th from 8:30 a.m. in Ringwood State Park to finish up a new reroute. Meet in Lot C. Join Us Address Ringwood State ParkNJ Botanical GardensLot C October 15Sunday: 8:30am – Contact usringwood@jorba.org
  • Trek Bicycle Closter: JORBA/NICA Night!
    Trek Bicycle Closter: JORBA/NICA Night! Come join us for an exciting evening of learning & fun at Trek Bicycle Closter! On Tue Nov 28, 2023, starting at 5:00PM, Trek Bicycle Closter will be hosting a special event dedicated to the JORBA (Jersey Off Road Bicycle Association) and NICA (National Interscholastic Cycling Association). Located at 53 Vervalen Street, Closter,…
  • The Festival is Cancelled
    The weather is trending the wrong way, and we’ve come to the unfortunate conclusion that the 2023 NJ Mountain Bike Festival scheduled for September 24 is canceled. This is not a decision we took lightly, but felt it was best for the safety of our riders, vendors, venue, and volunteers. If you registered through BikeReg,…

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