We love the Saratoga Mountain Bike Association!

Recently the Saratoga Mountain Bike Association held their 2nd annual EPIC RIDE event! SMBA is a a non profit organization dedicated to fostering and protecting the mountain biking resources in the New York State Capital-Saratoga-Adirondack region. These purposes are promoted by means including, but not limited to trail building and maintenance, development of good neighbor relations near to or adjacent to riding areas, educating the public on the availability of established biking trails and the promotion of ethical and responsible mountain biking. It is the further intent of this association to encourage the development of riding skills, as well as to promote good fellowship. Healthy Living Market and Cafe believes in the mission of SMBA and is proud to support their events. Thanks to photographer Eliot Cresswell for sharing these beautiful photos.

IMG_8597_2

The ride was 20 miles long with nearly 3K feet vertical. SMBA riders split into several groups based on ability.

IMG_8413

It started on the SMBA trails in Pittstown State Forest and then ascended into Grafton Lakes State Park. The ride finished on the Pittstown trails.

IMG_8420

SMBA held a festive post-ride after party with BBQ. The food was donated by Healthy Living Market. We were happy to support this wonderful event and organization. SMBA members enjoyed the grass-fed beef burgers, natural hot dogs, quinoa salad, and veggie burgers!

IMG_8017

For more information about SMBA check out their website at www.saratogamtb.org or “like” their Facebook page. Get involved and get outside!