Advocacy

Singletrack Academy was born as an educational arm of the Genesee Regional Off-Road Cyclists organization in Rochester, NY. It taught mountain biking skills, trail etiquette, and brought awareness to advocacy and stewardship issues surrounding mountain biking and multi-use trail systems. Today, Singletrack Academy as an independent business, carries on this tradition with every program it teaches. We are proud of our history and how it has helped shape the mountain biking culture in this area.
Below is additional information about GROC as well as other trail organizations that bring us the sweet singletrack trails we love to ride. To help give back to local trails, Singletrack Academy offers a 10% discount on all our programs to anyone that is a member of GROC or WNYMBA. The discount from a single class will cover 50 - 75% of the cost of an individual membership. Please consider supporting these organizations and the incredible work they do, not only building and maintaining your local trails, but also for the painstaking advocacy work to increase access and keep our existing trails open. Check out their websites for trail info, group ride opportunities, trail work, and other fun events throughout the season!

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Genesee Regional Off-Road Cyclists

Since 2004, GROC has been the leading voice for mountain bikers and other off-road cyclists in the upper Genesee Valley region of New York State.  Its board and members are committed to expanding access to sustainable, shared use trails and bike facilities, educating the community about responsible trail use, and inspiring more people to get involved in off-road cycling.

Website: www.mygroc.com

Western New York Mountain Bike Association

WNYMBA is the Western New York Mountain Biking Association. It was established in 1992 to bring more mountain bike trails to the region, and to protect the existing trails from the constant threat of closure. Their trail and advocacy work stretches from the Allegany region in the south of the state to the Buffalo, NY area. With the help of a supportive riding community and good working relationships with local land managers they have developed some great trail systems!

Website: www.wnymba.org

International Mountain Bicycling Association

IMBA is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational association that has been bringing out the best in mountain biking by encouraging low-impact riding, volunteer trail work participation, cooperation among different trail user groups, grassroots advocacy and innovative trail management solutions. IMBA's staff, chapters, clubs and members work to benefit the entire mountain bike community.

Website: www.imba.com