BMBA Membership BenefitsThank you for considering joining BMBA! We are a non-profit, Mountain Bike enthusiast driven club whom are responsible for the creation and maintenance of the Grapefruit Trail in Palm Bay, Florida and we are dedicated to the advancement of Mountain Biking and Mountain Bike Trails within Brevard County, Florida. Being that we are a true grassroots organization your membership is VERY important to our causes as without members we are truly nothing.
Included in Your Yearly Membership:
- Invitation to a monthly members only trail ride at the Grapefruit Trail. Post ride hangout, food, and drinks almost always follow whether at the trail or a local restaurant/bar.
- Invitation to a monthly all-ages/all-skill level trail work day to not only maintain features but to build new. Club provided water, comradery, and high fives are included FREE of charge.
- Invitation to the yearly BMBA Annual Trail Bash and Swap Meet.
- Access to the GFT Riders Facebook page – an active user driven (BMBA members) Facebook group that shares everything from local trail conditions to industry news.
- The ability to be the envy of all your friends, acquaintances, colleges, and frenemies.
BMBA Membership OptionsBrevard Mountain Bike Association is 501c3 nonprofit and relies solely on donations for help covering the cost of insurance, trail maintenance materials and events. An Individual Membership requires a $25 donation to BMBA and provides an annual membership starting from the date of your membership payment. Family Memberships are only $35 and cover up to 4 people in your family. You may also choose the Donation of Choice option to make a donation to BMBA of any amount. Our goal is to continue to enhance the Grapefruit Trail and we will work to promote advocacy and assistance to other trail systems in the future.
City of Palm Bay WaiversTo keep BMBA's relationship with the City of Palm Bay a success, and to be confirmed as a member of BMBA, you must have a waiver signed, notarized and submitted to receive your Parks & Recreation Identification Card from the City of Palm Bay. This may appear to be an inconvenience, but it is the price we pay for the City of Palm Bay to take a risk on keeping the GFT open, and letting us ride there. For details please expand the agreement bar below.
The waivers must be notarized, and submitted to the Parks Administrative offices located at 1150 DeGroodt Rd SW from 9:00am until 4:30pm Monday through Friday or the Palm Bay Community Center at 1502 Port Malabar Blvd NE Monday through Friday 9:30am – 8:30pm and Saturday from 9:00am – 4:30pm to get your Identification Card. Forms are also available at either location. Every BMBA member needs to get it done to ensure our future relationship with the City of Palm Bay stays strong. Both the youth and adult waiver PDF's can be downloaded below: Adult Waiver Youth Waiver
“Insure that all active members and their children execute a waiver which shall meet the form required by Section 316.0085, Florida Statutes, and the Florida Mutual Insurance Trust to be provided by, returned to and kept by the City of Palm Bay’s Park and Recreation Department. All persons to whom waivers are issued can obtain a card signifying that they have a waiver in their possession. NOTICE: Cyclists using the Grapefruit Trail must obtain a Parks & Recreation Identification Card from the City of Palm Bay. Cyclists must provide a signed and notarized waiver in order to obtain the free identification card. Cyclists under 18 must have the form completed, signed by a parent or guardian and notarized." What this means in plain language: If you, or your kids get hurt at the Grapefruit trails, you won’t sue the City of Palm Bay. The waiver is required to invoke a new Florida state law (316.0085, Florida Statutes), that helps cities provide mountain bike trails to their citizens, without fear of being sued.