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The Nittany Mountain Biking Association (NMBA) is a volunteer based organization dedicated to protecting and preserving trails and the land, promoting interest in mountain biking, and providing for the recreational and social interests of our members as well as the general public in Central Pennsylvania.

Established in 2001, NMBA was incorporated and gained status as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2011. NMBA is currently the primary trail maintenance, trail work, and trail building volunteer base for the multi-use trail system in Rothrock State Forest.

Rothrock State Forest contains "over 100 miles of trails open to mountain biking" and "a number of organized rides are held each year on the forest" (1).

NMBA currently has approximately 200 members who pay a yearly donation of $30.00 per person. In addition to having the support of our membership, NMBA receives donations regularly from local community sponsors, such as The Bicycle Shop, Freeze Thaw Cycles, Eddie's Bicycles and Hockey Equipment, Stan's No Tubes, Videon Central, Attorney Andrew Shubin, Alpine Sales & Service, Hildebrand Chiropractic, and Happy Valley Biking.

NMBA also works in partnership with and under the advisement of DCNR’s land manager presiding over Rothrock State Forest. NMBA and DCNR have developed a positive mutual working relationship that is essential to making necessary and priority improvements in the Rothrock State Forest trail system.

NMBA leads beginner rides on Thursday evenings from May until approximately September. The ride will leave the Galbraith Gap lot (just beyond the base of Tussey Mountain) at 6:00pm. All levels of riders are welcome. Please make sure your mountain bike is in working condition. Helmets are required. Please bring water.

NMBA performs trail maintenance and trail work, primarily in Rothrock State Forest, but in also in other surrounding forests. If you are interested in doing trail work, please contact

Download and read the NMBA By Laws.

Nittany Mountain Biking Association (NMBA) is an affiliate club of the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA).


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