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4439 Lower Valley Pike, Dayton, Ohio 45424
(937) 275-PARK (7275)
 
   
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MoMBA (MetroParks Mountain Biking Area)
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Address: 4485 Union Road, Dayton, OH 45424

Trail Conditions
For up to date trail conditions and closures at MoMBA, please call 937-277-4374. Enjoy the Trails and "Get Out and Ride!"

About the Facility
This facility features the area’s first fully sustainable trail system designed to IMBA standards, specifically for mountain bike use. The area features great terrain and natural assets, including beautiful hardwoods, a rock-bottom creek, great hills and rock-filled ridge. Volunteers can help maintain this trail that provides over 8 miles of mountain biking opportunities for the most advanced to the novice rider.

History
In 2005, Five Rivers MetroParks entered a new era of public service when it established an active recreation initiative. The initiative was established to answer the region’s call for more recreational opportunities close to home. Constantly seeking new ways for people to get out and connect with the outdoors, Five Rivers MetroParks opened MoMBA (MetroParks Mountain Bike Area) in September of 2007 at Huffman MetroPark. MoMBA was the first of the system of outdoor recreation-focused facilities that give the residents of Montgomery County new and unique places to play outdoors.

Mountain Biking is Part of Conservation
Yes, today Five Rivers MetroParks sees mountain biking as part of their conservation mission. How can this be? Well, mountain biking has come a long way from its inception. Today there exists a philosophy of sustainable trail design and construction that guides mountain bike facility designers in how to lay out and construct trails that lie on the land lightly, prevent erosion and help manage riders through design. Developed by IMBA (International Mountain Bicycling Association), the same organization that helped MetroParks design MoMBA, this philosophy of contour trail design (trails that follow the contours of the land rather than simply moving from point A to B) came about in the depression era through organizations like the Civilian Conservation Corp, but until the 1990’s were lost to many trail builders. Using sustainable recreation policies MetroParks is able today to manage the land wisely, while allowing a wide variety of users to enjoy MetroParks and the benefits of active outdoor recreation.

Mountain Bikers Today
Of course if mountain biking has evolved so has the average mountain biker. While mountain biking may have an X Games/Mountain Dew reputation, in reality the local mountain bike community is made up of your neighbors and co-workers. In fact, the entire MoMBA trail system was cleared and finished by over 50 volunteers. Volunteers have set over 20 tons of rock and built over 800 feet of bridges and boardwalks. These volunteers, both women and men, girls and boys, 12 to 58 years old, many being professionals, engineers, artists and teachers have given thousands of hours of their time to create this facility.

Call for Community Partnership and Interaction
The outdoor recreation department has a history of partnering with local outdoor organizations. MoMBA is no exception. MoMBA was created to help connect people to the outdoors by giving them access to outdoor places to play. We also hope of course that MoMBA helps build the local mountain bike community by creating a place to learn, ride and connect with other riders close to home.


Friends of MoMBA
  • MVMBA – Miami Valley Mountain Bike Association
  • CORA – Cincinnati Off-Road Alliance
  • IMBA – International Mountain Bike Association
Rider at MoMBA
Mountian Biking at Huffman MetroPark
 
MoMBA Master Plan
 
Mountain Bike Activities
 
Printable PDF MoMBA map
 
Address and Information
4485 Union Road, Dayton, OH 45424
(937) 277-4374

Hours
April 1 - Oct. 31: 8 am to 10 pm
Nov. 1 - March 31: 8 am to 8 pm

Closed Christmas and New Year's Day

TRAIL UPDATE

Budding younger cyclists and novices in the family will love the beginner trail that will be built near MoMBA's trailhead. Restrooms will be added and upgrades will be made to parking and the entrance drive. This project will be paid for primarily with funds from an Ohio Department of Natural Resources Recreational Trail Project grant, the first of its kind to be granted for a mountain biking-specific facility.

MoMBA features the area's first fully sustainable trail system, boasting great terrain, beautiful hardwoods, a rock-bottom creek, hills and rock-filled ridge. Volunteers can help maintain this trail that provides more than eight miles of mountain biking opportunities for the most advanced to the newest riders.
 
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