EMBA is a registered non-profit society dedicated to advocating for and improving mountain biking in the Greater Edmonton area.
Edmonton Mountain Bike Alliance respectfully acknowledges that river valley and trails we ride and maintain are on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional gathering place for diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/ Saulteaux/Anishinaabe, Inuit, and many others whose histories, languages, and cultures continue to influence our vibrant community.
To advocate and care for Edmonton area singletrack to ensure a world class urban mountain bike experience.
To provide leadership and advocacy in the areas of building and caring for singletrack trails in Edmonton’s North Saskatchewan River Valley.
Legal trails, environmental stewardship, partnership and volunteering.
What EMBA Does
Maintain Edmonton's Singletrack Network
Through our Adopt-a-Trail program local ride clubs and other groups adopt singletrack trails to maintain each year. We work with these partners to organize and host Trail Days where Adopt-a-Trail leaders and volunteers repair and improve adopted trails. We also provide training, expertise, and resources such as tools and signs.
We have an agreement with the City of Edmonton to maintain sanctioned singletrack trails through this program. We’ve been running it with their support since 2010.
Is your ride club interested in adopting some trails? Find out how and get in touch! We’d love to hear from you.
Building New Trails
We help plan, get approval for and build new mountain bike trails and amenities. We work with the City of Edmonton through formal agreements and processes to ensure that what we build is sustainable and done properly.
We connect with other community groups and land managers to encourage policies and activities that improve the local singletrack network. Examples of our advocacy efforts include commenting on plans and projects related to the North Saskatchewan river valley, building partnerships with like-minded organizations, and hosting events that bring together Edmonton’s mountain biking community.
2023 Board of Directors
If you’re interested in joining the board or otherwise helping out, let us know! We welcome all kinds of enthusiasm, expertise, and experience.