The BHMBA understands successful trail systems involve collaboration between land managers, volunteer groups, and other local stakeholders, such as businesses, private landowners, environmental organizations, and community leaders. Our organization works cooperatively with the US Forest Service; BLM; South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks; Rapid City Parks and Recreation; and private landowners to maintain established trails. The planning and construction of new trails on public and private lands are in contractual agreement with the agencies involved. To preserve these important relationships the BHMBA asks that you only work on approved projects.
In 2017 the BHMBA rolled our trail maintenence, building and advocacy into the Black Hills Trails organization. This merger provides one strong, multi-use, consistent voice to trail access across the entire Black Hills National Forest. We are still involved with the Black Hills Trails as we have BHMBA Board members that sit on the Black Hills Trails board, taking concerns/issues to their board and communicating them back to the BHMBA board and membership. This transition allows the BHMBA to focus more on promoting mountain biking in the Black Hills, including supporting youth racing and riding.