Join STORM today and make a difference for yourself, your family, and your local MTB community!
South Texas Off Road Mountain-Bikers (STORM) is your local mountain bike and trail advocacy 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and IMBA Local affiliate.
Why join STORM?
Your contributions are critical to the continued success of STORM’s mission of getting more people mountain biking in addition to continued and increased access to trails and new trail development.
By increasing our membership, we strengthen STORM’s position when working with land owners/managers, government entities, and other organizations. STORM membership will add your voice to other local mountain bikers to help us advocate for the development of new trails and to maintain access to current trails.
Your membership fees help STORM to continue it’s programs such as trail maintenance/development, weekly rides, STORM Kidz, and Rebel Betties Women’s Mountain Biking.
REI is taking the reins on some much needed trail maintenance and STORM truly appreciates the help. REI has committed to natural surface trail maintenance work days at O.P. Schnabel Park the last Wednesday of every month. With the O.P. Schnabel Park Expansion (former Alamo Golf Club) property purchase and development in the next few years, this will be a tremendous help for trail maintenance activities for this park system in the future. Maintaining trails at all the city parks and linear creekway parks is very challenging due to unpredictable weather and multiple factors affecting volunteer availability. With all of the mountain bike and trail advocacy activities with which STORM is involved, we try to perform a trail maintenance work day at each park or linear creekway park at least once a year. Obviously, some areas receive more attention than others based on ongoing grant-funded projects or feedback from trail users. With REI stepping up to perform trail maintenance at O.P. Schnabel Park, this means that STORM can focus trail maintenance efforts on other areas. The REI trail work days are open to the public as well. All volunteers are welcome. The September trail work day had to be pushed back to October 2nd, so October will have 2 trail work days. Anyone wanting to volunteer can sign up at https://x.gldn.io/QtfntDGyg4
“REI Co‑op invested in the future of the outdoors by giving back more than 70% of our profits in 2018. As our community grows, we’re able to get more people outdoors.
We’ve impacted more than 5,000 outdoor places across the U.S. through grants, advocacy, and stewardship projects with the help of nearly 150,000 volunteers, including right here in San Antonio. Our team is excited to volunteer and get #sweaty #dirty #happy with 3x Community Grantee STORM and we proudly support the advocacy of sustainable trails for our San Antonio community.
REI San Antonio appreciates the literal heavy lifting that STORM does for trail maintenance throughout the city. We’re committed to working right alongside with our partners to preserve and protect our trails for community and invite others to join us on the last Wednesday of every month at O.P. Schnabel!”
The annual STORM / IMBA Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day (TKMBD) is scheduled for October 5th, 2019. See the Events calendar for more details.
While STORM hosts the STORM Kidz ride on the first Saturday of every month year-round, October 5th will be particularly important as we will be partnering with the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) to host the Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day (TKMBD) event in conjunction with other mountain biking organizations across the country.
In addition to new trail riders – young and old — there will be many middle school and high school aged student athletes from the local NICA Two10 MTB Racing teams, bicycle shop-sponsored teams, and youth development teams in attendance. Giving these children and student athletes the opportunity to ride and practice on the trails that STORM builds and maintains in McAllister Park is part of what STORM is all about. Since 2008, STORM has held an MOU with the City to develop and maintain natural surface trails in many City of San Antonio parks and linear creekways. This is a wonderful opportunity to see the value of natural surface trails in our community and the enjoyment that your constituents experience through the opportunities you and we collectively provide them. Continue reading “STORM / IMBA Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day”