AZ State Course Pre-Ride
This Tuesday evening, March 19th at 4:30PM. 10300 S Estrella Pkwy Goodyear, AZ 85338
Details via the Facebook event link. Check it out!
Join us March 30th for the 2019 AZ State MTB Championships!
Ride on trails hand built by mountain bikers for a one day winner take all Arizona State Mountain Bike Championship Race. All of the race proceeds will directly benefit the efforts of the West Valley Trail Alliance. Even if you don’t plan to make a podium run, you will have a great day on the bike on trails new to many of you.
We will have FREE lakeside camping for those of you from out of town courtesy of Newland Communities and Estrella Mountain Ranch.
Plus, CASH PAYOUTS for the Pro racers!!!! Courtesy of Murphy Capital Advisors. Matt and his team are locally based in the west valley and ready to help you with your financial planning needs. Visit him at Murphy Capital Advisors He is a great cycling advocate and we are very lucky to have him join us.
For full race day details and registration follow the link below.AZ State MTB Championship Registration
WEST VALLEY TRAIL ALLIANCEBecome a WVTA Member
To be a trail advocacy group for all non-motorized users (hikers, bikers, and runners) for the Phoenix Southwest Valley including the communities of Goodyear, Avondale, Buckeye, along with Estrella Mountain and White Tank Regional Parks.
How it all began:
The Estrella Trails Club began around 2005 as a way to promote the building and care of our beloved FANTASY ISLAND NORTH SINGLE TRACK (FINS) built by a bunch of die-hard men and women who had an interest in mountain biking in our local area.
Since that time we have stayed a relatively informal group. Our scope began to change when some of us raced on a local mountain bike team and had to get “volunteer points”. Up to that point, we had never considered helping out our local parks to improve the tails.
Slowly our group increased in size and scope. A few of us began to work with the Estrella Community HOA and formed the Estrella Trails Committee to bring a trail system to the community. This includes the “Estrella Loop” which is now nearing completion.
In 2010, the Estrella Regional Park made a public announcement seeking input from the community towards improving the trail system within the park. A second group was formed to work with the Estrella Mountain Regional Park to “re-open” some of the trails that had been recently closed and to improve the existing trails within the park. This second group formed the West Valley Trail Alliance.
The West Valley Trail Alliance partnering with Newland Communities and the City of Goodyear, a southern entrance into the park from Estrella is in negotiations and a bike park is in the planning stages for the Foothills Community Park.
In addition to improving the mountain biking and hiking experience in the West Valley, the ultimate goal of the West Valley Trail Alliance is to create a “world-class” outdoor experience by connecting Goodyear, Buckeye, and Surprise as part of the Maricopa trail system.
How we have evolved:
In November of 2015 a loose knit group of dedicated trail builders and advocates from the west Phoenix valley made a tremendous second step. We became a formal chapter under the International Mountain Bicycling Association, or IMBA. We have used our status as a chapter well the last several years. We were awarded a visit from IMBA Trail Care Crew where we worked side by side with Maricopa County Parks staff on trail building techniques. The success of this event has led to two grants courtesy of REI and multiple others via our board members and other local advocacy groups.
We now have two core groups that reside within our chapter. The Estrella Cyclists located in the Estrella mountains and the Lost Creek Bike Club in the White Tank Mountains. Together we work to grow trail access and mountain biking in the west Phoenix valley.