Monday, March 6, 2017

2017 SAMBA Membership Drive

It is almost that time of year, Mountain Biking Season!!! The days are getting longer and it's time to dust off all the cob webs and tune up those gears! Spartanburg Area Mountain Bikers Association wants YOU to join us. We are a growing group of individuals who love to get out and enjoy our wonderful trails right here in Spartanburg. We have been working hard on cleaning up trails at Croft State park and have much planned for 2017! We want you to be a part of everything that SAMBA has to offer.


$50 SAMBA Membership Includes:
- 10% Off Parts/Accessories/Clothing at Trek Store.
- 10% Off Parts/Accessories/Clothing at Bicycle Time.
- SAMBA T-Shirt
- IMBA Membership ($35 of your $50)
- Access to SAMBA Tent at Spartanburg Criterium
- Weekly Rides/Weekend Trips/Socials
- Helping Improve the Trails We Ride

Friday, October 21, 2016

SAMBA Board Elections

SAMBA Board Elections were held last night at Growler Haus in Spartanburg.  We are excited to have an Awesome group of 12 people representing SAMBA for the next year!  Here is your new SAMBA Board:

President:  Kevin Hames

Vice President:  Gaetan Hemond

Treasurer:  Johnny "Rocker" Cyrill

Secretary:  Kristy Hames

At-Large:  Edith Slovak

At-Large:  McKenna Sprouse

At-Large:  Will Beeker

At-Large:  Bridget Chastain

At-Large:  Allen Lemaster

At-Large:  Mike Cox

At-Large:  James Horne

At-Large:  Brian Singleton

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Stump Jump 2016

The 19th Annual Stump Jump took place on Sunday, June 26th and was a HUGE SUCCESS!!

Results:  https://www.usacycling.org/results/index.php?year=2016&id=1988

Pictures:  https://www.facebook.com/spartanburgmtb/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel#

SAMBA has many people to thank for making this event successful:

      *  Thanks to the 120 mountain bikers that came out to race in the event!

      *  Thanks to USA Cycling & Jim Smalley for having this event as part of the Southern Classic Series!

      *  Thanks to Croft State Park for allowing us to use the Southside Trail System for the race!

      *  Thanks to all of our AWESOME Sponsors of this event:  Spartanburg County Parks Department, Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute, U.S. National Whitewater Center, DeFeet, Trek Store of Spartanburg, Friends of Croft, Containers for Sale, Hub City Tap House, Partners for Active Living, Climb Upstate, Bicycle Time, and Bike Worx!

      *  Thanks to the Killer Q Food Truck for being onsite for food!

      *  Thanks to Kellie Muddiman for making the Awesome Medals for the racers!

      *  Thanks to the Spartanburg EMS, Pauline-Glenn Springs, Croft and others who responded quickly when needed to help injured racers!

      *  Finally, THANKS to the many tireless Volunteers that were there in the days leading up to the event and on the day of the event helping with trail maintenance, course marking, parking, registration, course marshaling, hydration station, food, awards, set-up, clean-up, and any other things that were needed!!!  We would not have been able to have this event without our Volunteers!!

***Start making plans to be at the 20th Annual Stump Jump in 2017!  SAMBA has plans in the works to make this a huge weekend event next year with many events!  We will need even more Sponsors and Volunteers!  Let's make the 20th Annual Stump Jump in 2017 the best ever!  We hope to see you there!***

Stump Jump 2017

Sponsorship Needed

The 2017 Stump Jump will be the 20th Anniversary of the Mountain Bike Race!!  The date for this event is TBD.  SAMBA is planning to make this a huge event!  We are planning to have a weekend full of events leading up to the 20th Anniversary Race.  SAMBA is looking for many Sponsors to help us make this huge event a success!  If you can help or if you know of a willing sponsor please let us know!  Thanks!!




Sunday, March 13, 2016

SAMBA Membership Drive

It is almost that time of year, mountain biking season!!! The last of the cold yuck is finally leaving and it time to dust off all the cob webs and tune up those gears! Spartanburg Area Mountain Bikers Association wants to YOU to join us. We are a growing group of individuals who love to get out and enjoy our wonderful trails right here in Spartanburg. We have been working hard on cleaning up trails at Croft State park and even building new bridges! We want you to be a part of everything that SAMBA has to offer.
                                                 
                                                    Join Now!

· First 50 people to join will receive a $20 gift card to Trek
· As a member you can get 10% off general purchases at Trek
· Weekly area rides
· Monthly social meetings at area pub/breweries
· Entrance to SAMBA's tent at the Spartanburg Crit in May with food and beer

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Stump Jump


Stump Jump 2015 has concluded and it was a huge success. For all the results go to www.southernclassicmtb.com 

For those of you who participated, thank you. We know you had a choice of races to go to this weekend and we appreciate your choosing Stump Jump.  

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Trail Building and Maintenance Guide

All you trail builders and wanna be trail builders will like this. It the government standard Trail Construction and Maintenance Notebook. You can request a copy or download a pdf copy of it. Lots of good stuff in it to learn or refresh your trail building and maintenance skills.

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/recreational_trails/publications/

As we move forward with SAMBA it is important to educate ourselves, both where we came from and where we are headed.  Read, ride, learn and teach.