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Our mission is to enhance the mountain bike experiences in the greater north Phoenix valley. DFMBA does this through trail advocacy, development, education, and maintenance, to the benefit of all trail users.


Desert Foothills Mountain Bike Association is a chapter of the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA).   Membership is shared between IMBA and DFMBA.  IMBA helps manage our member database and collects membership dues. There are various levels of membership, starting with an Annual Individual Basic level at $39 and the option of a Monthly membership at $5.

Click this link to become a shared member of DFMBA/IMBA

Or, mail your check, payable to Desert Foothills Mountain Bike Association, to:

PO Box 1835
Cave Creek, AZ, 85327

In addition to, or in lieu of membership, please consider a direct donation (100%) to DFMBA.

Please help us by contributing to DFMBA.  Donating below will keep your generous contribution at the local level, going 100% to DFMBA.


DFMBA is a 501(c)3 non-profit


Two important issues galvanized a small group of cyclists to form the Cave Creek Bicycle Association (CCBA) in 2010. What brought this group together was the need to promote and support efforts to get bike lanes through Cave Creek and Carefree and ensure access to Maricopa County Parks from the core area of Cave Creek.

In 2012, a core group of mountain bikers quickly grew into an organization and rallied over 100 cyclists to attend a Cave Creek Town Council meeting to support a grant application (which was successfully funded) to design and construct bike lanes through Cave Creek and Carefree.


Recognizing that our core constituency is the broader mountain bike community in the northern portion of Maricopa County, CCBA formally changed its name to the Desert Foothills Mountain Bike Association (DFMBA) in 2014, and became one of the newest chapters of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA).

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