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About WVMBA

Our mission is to promote mountain biking, mountain bike racing and the development and maintenance of mountain bike trails throughout the state of West Virginia.

We will fulfill this mission through the following steps:

Racing Racing
Create a race schedule and provide sanctioning support to local race promoters for point series and non-points series races for racers with varied ability levels (i.e. youth, beginner, sport, and expert distances).
Trails Trails
Assist in sustainable trail design, building, and maintenance at our race venues and beyond.
Environment Environment
Foster respect for the environment and educate trail users in safe and appropriate mountain biking use.
Advocate Advocate
Advocate for outdoor recreational access throughout the state of West Virginia with combined efforts of other more localized mountain bike associations and businesses in our state such as local trail groups, IMBA chapters, bike and equipment shops, and other supporting businesses and private donors.

WVMBA

Supporting mountain biking in West Virginia since 1989

WVMBA Racer Cassie Smith

OUR VISION

WVBMA races will provide recreational and competitive mountain biking opportunities in West Virginia and all mountain bikers will maintain a good relationship with the landowners/property managers that allow riding throughout our state, be good stewards of the outdoors, and through their experience racing cultivate excitement for our sport.
Help us promote and expand mountain biking in the mountain state
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WVMBA Board

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  • President

    Grant Rumble

    President

    Grant started his mountain bike journey when his friend convinced him to participate in the White Park ABRA mountain bike race in Morgantown in 2011. Grant is now a cyclist who enjoys riding and racing all disciplines of cycling including cyclocross, gravel and his favorite, mountain biking. Grant has been a bicycle mechanic at Pathfinder of WV full time for five years now. He's been active in WVMBA since 2013 and enjoys spending time in the woods training for the next event.

    Grant's favorite WV trails: Spaghetti at Bakers Ridge (trailforks), Morgantown; Ruff and Tumble (mtbproject), Snowshoe; Tea Creek Mountain (USFS), Slatyfork.

  • Vice President

    Tracy Toler

    Vice President

    Tracy is a professional trailbuilder and owner of Adventure Trail Systems, head coach of the NICA Putnam County Pedalers, and promoter of two current WVMBA series events. He is a WVMBA racer and parent of a WVMBA and NICA racer, and loves supporting the outdoor economy of WV.

    Tracy's favorite WV trails: Meeks Mountain, Mountain Rim Bike Park.

  • Secretary

    Lauren Jannotta

    Secretary

    Lauren is relatively new to mountain biking. She started riding in 2020 when her son joined Putnam County's WVICL team. Cycling quickly became one of her favorite pastimes, and she spends as much time as possible riding trails. She is passionate about supporting the mountain biking community across West Virginia, where she serves not only as a board member for WVMBA, but also as a WVICL coach. When she isn't riding, you'll find her bringing the stoke along the race course, ringing her cowbell and cheering for the riders.

    Lauren's favorite WV trails: Meeks Mountain, Canaan and Cacapon State Parks.

  • Treasurer

    Joe Marra

    Treasurer

    Joe grew up riding BMX bikes in the neighborhood as a kid. He discovered mountain biking in 1991 and even tried a little racing. Joe enjoys doing trail work and worked on developing a trail system in Ravenswood. He has been part of NICA for 5 years and currently serves as their Race Director along with being a coach.

    Joe's favorite trails are everything in Davis, WV (mtbproject)

  • Board Member

    Adam Stephens

    Board Member

    Adam has just stepped down from serving as WVMBA President for the last two years. Adam has 15+ years of racing experience, and owned Marathon Bicycle Company in Fayetteville before transitioning to Arrowhead Bike Farm. Life has recently led him to live in North Carolina, near that other Fayetteville, but he knows he'll be back to West Virginia at some point and feels strongly about WVMBA and the incomparable gem of mountain biking that we are lucky to have here.

    Adam's favorite WV trails: Fayetteville/New River Gorge (Arrowhead Bike Farm; Wolf Creek), Slatyfork, Big Bear.

  • Board Member

    Jessica Harmening

    Board Member

    Jessica has just stepped down from serving as WVMBA Executive Director for the last two years. Jessica is a middle school math and special educator in Morgantown, Director of Coach and Team Development for the West Virginia Interscholastic Cycling League (WVICL), and coach of the Morgantown Trail Hawks. In 2021, Jessica was named SRAM Coach of the Year through NICA. Jessica is an advocate for youth cycling, and she is passionate about inclusivity in the mountain biking community in WV. Jessica hopes to contribute to the accessibility of mountain biking in the Mountain State.

    Jessica's favorite WV trails: the Huckleberry at Spruce Knob (trailforks), the Marc Glass Trail at Westover Park (trailforks), and any trail that leads me to the Pines at Big Bear Lake.

  • Board Member

    Julia Kastner

    Board Member

    Julia was a bike messenger and bike shop employee and raced road, track and cyclocross until she found mountain bikes and didn't look back. She raced in Texas and Washington state before coming to West Virginia, where she's found a new home with Upshur County Trails. She's been grateful to get to do so much trailwork and trail building here as well as riding, and wants to keep sharing those passions.

    Julia's favorite WV trails: Upshur County Trails (mtbproject); Mower Basin (mtbproject; USFS).

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