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.
Please take time to read the Rivard Report article about the trail signs being installed by South Texas Off Road Mountain-Bikers (STORM) made possible by a generous $10,000 grant from REI through the San Antonio Parks Foundation. Friends of McAllister Park had the vision for trail signs. STORM is celebrating it’s 25th year of mountain bike and trail advocacy and this project epitomizes the work STORM does for the community.
South Texas Off Road Mountain-Bikers (STORM) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization representing thousands of area mountain bikers in San Antonio and surrounding areas. Founded in 1993 by a group of San Antonio mountain-bike enthusiasts, STORM is committed to environmentally conscious mountain biking and trail building, facilitating recreational trail cycling, educating about the sport of mountain biking, maintaining local trails, and advocating for increased multi-user trail access. As the oldest and leading mountain bike advocacy organization in San Antonio and surrounding areas, STORM is first and foremost an organization by and for mountain bike riders. Continue reading “STORM”
Unauthorized (i.e., rogue, bandit, illegal, etc.) trails and trail “maintenance” have become an increasing issue in the city parks and greenways. There’s a simple rule that everyone should be able to follow: If it’s not your property, don’t do any trail work, building, re-routing, etc. without authorization from the land owner/manager. In the case of city parks and greenways, the land manager is San Antonio Parks and Recreation (SAPAR). STORM currently has an agreement in place with SAPAR to perform trail development and maintenance. If you feel something needs to be done on any of the trails in the city parks or greenways, please contact SAPAR or STORM. There has been some serious damage occurring on the trails by people who are not obtaining the proper authorization and obviously do not understand the repercussions of their actions. While not all of these occurrences are at the hands of mountain bikers, these actions are threatening the relationship between SAPAR and the mountain biking community and potentially threatening trail access for the mountain biking community as a whole. For more information, please read this summary of the IMBA World Summit 2010 Resources – Dealing With Unauthorized Trails