Valley Mountain Bikers and Hikers
Valley Mountain Bikers and Hikers is a recreational trail advocacy group based in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley region of Alaska dedicated to increasing the quality and quantity of sustainable trails for hikers and mountain bikers throughout the Valley.
Thanks to our members and supporters, we have made significant advances toward improving hiking and mountain biking opportunities with new trail construction, trail maintenance, and trail advocacy. We have also increased our hiking and biking programs which help to get folks out on the trails to experience and explore the Valley.
~ We live, work, and recreate on the ancestral territory of the Dena’ina and Ahtna peoples ~
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Trails and ProgramsWe are in constant pursuit of new trails for mountain biking and hiking across the valley, with a recent focus on the Government Peak Recreation Area, where we have built an ADA-compliant trail and an abundance of singletrack mountain biking trails over the last few years. Our summer programs, RUNmatsu and SprocKidz are representative of our community focus to make the Matanuska-Susitna Valley a world-class trail community and destination.
We specialize in trail building and would love to introduce you to the joys of trail work on our volunteer work days. Trail work is hard physical labor, so if digging in the dirt is not for you, please consider helping with some of our programs, such as SprocKidz or RUNmatsu. There is something for everyone. Find links to these programs in the toolbar at the top of the page.
We are excited to implement a new Trail Counter system provided by TRAFx! As a trail building and advocacy group, we always have local mountain bikers and hikers in mind. This new system will provide us with quantitative data with which to pursue more trail funding, identify specific trail needs and justify our dedication to the fantastic trail systems here in the Mat-Su Valley.
We know the benefits of trails and actively promote and advocate for trails for mountain biking and hiking. As advocates, we work to ensure that the Matanuska-Susitna Valley is a place where we can enjoy the outdoors. Read more about trail advocacy and how you can help.