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Committee Participation

Do you have an initiative or project idea?
Are you passionate about mountain biking and want to give back to the mountain bike community?
Do you like marketing, building community, sales, finance, advocacy or technology?  Become a committee member today!

All of our board members start by volunteering on committees, and we currently have several openings. One of the great benefits about being a BAMBA member is the ability to join committees and contribute your skills.
Click here, reach out to us today and let us know what you would like to do!  


Committee Members will be:

Dedicated to the vision of BAMBA
Active in the mountain bike community and members of BAMBA
Willing to dedicate time, ensure vision advancement and serve as an ambassador within the community to deepen BAMBA's relationships with land managers, financial and industry partners, members, and supporters.
Willing to dedicate 4-8 hours a month on average.
Attend monthly committee meetings (many of which can be attended virtually). 

Events Committee

Organizes, identifies, and implements community events involving mountain biking and trail advocacy.  Members work with community organizers and other regional organizations to identify opportunities, organize, and recruit volunteers from our membership base.  Examples are: Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day, Blood Drives, Mt. Penn Clean Up Days, and BAMBA's Annual Bike Ramble, holiday social, membership meetings, etc.
Lead: Christa Bender
Members: Jeff Harrison, John Pacharis

Trail Development and Maintenance Committee

Helps to plan and implement new trail projects and regular maintenance activities.  Organizes trail crew leaders, or is a trail crew leader, and leads maintenance projects. Members on the Trail Committee will also attend IMBA training. Implementation of regular meetings with local trail managers and land owners to maintain a working relationship and provide support where needed. Track volunteer hours for work and dig days.
Lead: Jeff Harrison
Members: John Pacharis, Todd Good, Jude Matteo, Steve VanWinkle, Tom Durofchalk

Membership and Marketing Committee

Ensures our existing members are satisfied and focuses on growing our membership base.  Experience in marketing, social media, developing and implementing surveys, data analysis and securing sponsorships is beneficial.
Lead: Bob McClennan
Members: Jen Motze, Mark Kelly, Jude Matteo

Technology Committee

Ensures BAMBA has the tools necessary to facilitate volunteer work and communicate effectively with our membership base.  Provide support for various Microsoft programs, MS Teams, and basic website development knowledge is beneficial. Support Trail Maintenance Committee with tracking volunteer hours.
Lead: Jen Motze
Members: Jude Matteo, Carla Quandel

Funding Strategies Committee

Focused on raising revenues which allows BAMBA to achieve our vision through obtaining donors, corporate sponsorships, and grant awards. Experience in sales, developing relationships, making financial requests, and grant writing is beneficial.
Lead: Christa Bender
Members: Mark Kelly, Jude Matteo, Fred Moreadith

Merchandise Committee

Maintain merchandise inventory, send merchandise for online purchases, initiate new orders of merchandise, find and form relationships with providers on merchandise.  Experience in graphic design preferred.
Lead: Todd Papich
Members: Bob McClennan

Group Rides Committee

Schedule Tuesday Night Rides, coordinate ride leads and sweeps, recruit additional ride leads as necessary, plan and coordinate other rides as well as monthly weekend rides and destination rides. Lead: John Pacharis
Members: Todd Papich

Social Media Committee

Provide weekly updates on BAMBA happenings through emails, Social Media (Facebook and Instagram). Provide updates from special events (i.e. holiday social, TNR, etc.)
Lead: Jen Motze
Members: John Pacharis and Christa Bender

Contact Us

Email us above or use this form to volunteer for one of the established committees.  Please tell us which one aligns with your interests and skills and let us know how you can contribute.  Thanks for your interest!

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