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:
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.