ridersBicycle Trails Council was founded in 1987 by a dedicated group of volunteers who fought very hard to stave off the impending closure of almost all the bike trails in the East Bay! We are the oldest mountain bike advocacy group in the United States and one of the founding clubs of IMBA.

By educating cyclists in how to coexist with hikers and equestrians the BTCEB created and developed the tools that have become the model for advocacy groups all over the U.S. Inside you will find descriptions of all our programs and get instructions on how to GET INVOLVED in building Mountain Biking in our community.


Our Mission is to educate cyclists in responsible mountain biking, to advocate for appropriate access and to promote community among trail users so all may fully enjoy and preserve the natural spaces of the East Bay.

Our Vision

We envision a united trails community where mountain bikers, equestrians and hikers happily coexist on trails, both narrow and wide, extending each other due courtesy and caution, in open spaces, everywhere.