Fun reminder for mountain bikers to run a bell for harmony on the trails

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About Santa Barbara Mountain Bike Trail Volunteers (SBMTV)

For over thirty years, the Santa Barbara Mountain Bike Trail Volunteers (SBMTV) has provided some 2000 hours of volunteer work each year to care for the Santa Barbara trails. Founded in 1988, the SBMTV mission is and has always been to maintain and improve Santa Barbara area trails to reduce risk and increase the enjoyment of all users.

The 501(c)3 non-profit organization’s mission and goals are to educate, maintain, and protect:

  • Educate – Responsible trail use, respect, and education of all trail users.
  • Maintain – The design & maintenance of environmentally & socially sustainable trails.
  • Protect – Provide responsible care for public lands through continued stewardship.

SBMTV trail crew leaders are trained by the US Forest Service and make trail work safety their first priority. Volunteers are trained in tool safety and sustainable trail work techniques. All SBMTV work events are reviewed and authorized by the appropriate governmental agency. These agencies include the US Forest Service, Santa Barbara County and the City of Santa Barbara. Volunteers include hikers, equestrians, trail runners and mountain bikers.

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