MAMBA (Moscow Area Mountain Bike Association) is a volunteer group working
to build and maintain sustainable trails for ALL non-motorized
recreation (bikers, hikers, runners, and horse traffic) near the university cities of Moscow, Idaho and
Pullman, Washington. Located in north Idaho's panhandle, our
region is blessed with incredible recreation opportunities. We
invite you to join in the adventure.
Moscow Mtn is all privately owned. The Palouse is special and it is simply amazing that we have access to a large amount of private land in which to ride and hike. We owe a lot of gratitude toward the mountain's landowners who have given us permission to enjoy this beautiful place.
MAMBA is a charitable organization which is exempt from taxation under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (tax id 20-1923293). Contributions to MAMBA are tax deductible to the full extent of the law, minus $20.00 for the annual subscription for the MAMBA trail map.
The IRS requires that a tax-exempt organization send a formal acknowledgment letter for any donation that is more than $250. The donor will use this letter as proof of his or her donation to claim a tax deduction. The IRS sets out that acknowledgments must be provided “in writing, at the time of solicitation or when the payment is received, and in a way that will come to the attention of the donor.” We will send such a letter when appropriate.
MAMBA Mission Statement
The Moscow Area Mountain Bike Association, Inc., (hereinafter, "MAMBA" "the Club" or "the Corporation") is an Idaho nonprofit corporation with the purpose of creating, enhancing, and preserving a sustainable, publicly-accessible mountain bike trail system on the Palouse. A fundamental component of MAMBA's mission is respect for private land and the desires of the private landowners that allow us to recreate on their lands. MAMBA is committed to being good stewards of the land, to respect the wishes of our landowners, and to strive in all activities to leave the land in better condition than we found it.
MAMBA's basic arrangement with Moscow Mtn landowners is to maintain/improve the established trails with a focus on safety and erosion control. We also build new trails as opportunities present themselves and base new trail building on IMBA guidelines. MAMBA trails located on Bennett land are open to ALL non-motorized means of transportation. Acceptable use includes horseback riding as well as hiking, running, and biking. Trailheads are usually kept hidden to reduce illegal motorized use. It's best to ride these trails with someone who's ridden them before. Technical, downhill trails do not meet MAMBA's primary purpose and are not in line with the wishes of the landowners. However, we always try to incorporate as much fun into our trails as possible.