FooMTB Trail Partners is a volunteer, non-profit mountain bike advocacy organization serving the greater Albuquerque area and central New Mexico.
As an IMBA (International Mountain Bicycling Association) chapter, membership to FooMTB is a joint membership with IMBA. You membership fees are split between IMBA and FooMTB, and you can join IMBA and FooMTB with a single sign-up on the IMBA website
Our mission is to promote trail stewardship, support local land managers and trail development, promote mountain bike awareness, and bring people together to build friendships and community.
Our intent is that this effort will help preserve and enhance the trail access that is afforded mountain bikers by various land managers, and it will garner the respect of other trail users.
Our Charter is to maintain a disciplined club organization with regular meetings that are documented and communicated effectively. We will also maintain an open and transparent financial reporting system that will instill confidence in our membership that their club dues are being spent appropriately.
FooMTB was founded in the summer of 2003 by a group of local volunteers opposed to the closing of one of the state’s most well known mountain biking trail networks, Otero Canyon.
Trail Partners was a long time Trail Building organization initially established in 1984 by Charlie Ervin, owner of Two Wheel Drive. They called themselves “Mountain Bikes New Mexico” until 1994 when they changed the name to “Trail Partners” and became an IMBA affiliate club. Trail Partners had a long and well established reputation for supporting NM Trail Networks under the leadership of Mark Reineke and Margie Tatro.
It became very apparent that having two clubs focused on the same goals resulted in wasted resources and opportunities. In the Fall of 2008, Doug Young (then President of FooMTB) and Becky Johnston (Trail Partners President) agreed to merge the two organizations. In 2012, FooMTB gained its 501c3 status through becoming an IMBA chapter.