History and Mission
The club, originally called the Bicycle Boys from Hell, was founded in 1985 by a small group of gay friends interested in riding some of the best trails around the state. The club flourished and, in 2002, changed its name to Rocky Mountain Bicycle Boys, since some folks were intimidated by the "from Hell" part of the name. Who knew?!?
While comprised mainly of gay riders, the club is very open and welcomes both men and women of any sexual orientation who are interested in off-road riding. As a gay-friendly club, we are intimately aware of the sting of discrimination and are determined not to inflict that evil upon others. We just like to ride, and if we can bring people together one trail at a time, then so much the better.
Unlike other organizations, we're not good at promoting our cause publicly. We are an independent group and are not funded by any outside sources. No sponsors; no Sugar Daddies; no Molasses Mommies; no Aspartame Aunties; no... ah, you get the point! Our best tools are our reputation, hospitality, philosophy, and others' word of mouth. As part of our open philosophy, anyone is welcome to participate in all club events. So come, ride, and share a beer with us. If you like us, please tell your friends. If you don't, well, at least you tried.
Age and Ability
The club is comprised of people of varying ages and abilities. Our youngest riders are in their upper 20's, while our oldest are well into their 60's. Be careful with age stereotypes in the club, though. Some of our older riders are also among our best!
Most of us are fairly experienced backcountry riders, and some of our rides can be both physically demanding and technically challenging. That said, everyone in the group was once a newbie, and the club encourages those new to mountain biking to ride within their own comfort level and gradually acquire the skills and endurance to become better riders. Until then, we are always willing to lend a helping hand where needed. We're a friendly bunch, so please don't hesitate to ask if you need some tips. Words of advice are free. Trips to the hospital are not!
We tend to favor singletrack trails, especially those in Colorado’s high country. The group sponsors frequent weekend and holiday trips throughout the riding season, which runs from April through October. Several multi-day trips are scheduled each year to locations such as Moab, Fruita, Crested Butte, Steamboat Springs, Winter Park, Vail, Durango, and Telluride. In addition, frequent day rides are sponsored on trails in the foothills near Denver and Colorado Springs. Besides scheduled club rides, we often get together informally for more spontaneous day rides. Be sure to examine the “Events” page to learn more about future and past rides.
Membership is free, and anyone is welcome to join, including non-bikers. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to be part of our very non-exclusive club. Yes, we do read and answer emails!