Brevard Mountain Bike Association (BMBA) is a grassroots organization originally founded with the purpose of saving the Grapefruit Trail (GFT), a challenging single track trail with various elevation changes running through wild citrus groves along the Tillman Canal in Palm Bay, FL. The trail means a great deal to BMBA members as well as other bikers and outdoor enthusiasts in the community. Founding BMBA President Glenn Hawks is leading the group of riders, trailbuilders and volunteers in effort to improve the GFT and the surrounding area and to ensure continued trail access and trail maintenance for years to come.
We at BMBA share a passion for bikes and the outdoors, although we know that it sometimes takes real effort to get outside when days become busy or hectic. In the spirit of taking time to smell the orange blossoms, we encourage everyone to head to the trail and help us in our mission to make the GFT a destination of choice for off-road riders everywhere.
BMBA is committed to promoting healthy, active, outdoor lifestyles through off-road riding in Brevard County. Our organization supports trail access, maintenance and responsible use by mountain bike riders who benefit from improved fitness, skills and confidence as well as a deepened love and respect for the trails they share with other user groups. The safety of all trail users and the long-term sustainability of the GFT are among our first priorities, and it is our mission to build upon member and community support through education, outreach and advocacy.
Our vision extends beyond the GFT to all of Brevard County and surrounding communities, and we are dedicated to learning how we can support other trail systems in the future. Our recent invitation to partner with the local Environmentally Endangered Lands Program for the Malabar Trail Ride to celebrate National Public Lands Day was just a preview of great events to come. Thanks for taking the time to learn about BMBA. We welcome new members, so if you are not already a member, please join us today!
Grab your shovel and meet up with other BMBA members the third Saturday of each month at the GFT. The trail is always in need of work and keeping on top of the natural growth and rain erosion is very important. Contact anyone here at BMBA for more information or directions to the meeting spot. Weather permitting we always have a group ride after the work is done.