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DORBA Vision Statement


The Dallas Off-Road Bicycle Association seeks to be at the forefront of promoting the sport of mountain biking, land access, and advocacy for the North Texas area, and serve as a model of leadership for other cycling organizations. 



DORBA Mission Statement


DORBA will seek to accomplish its Vision through:
 

  • Cycling education programs that advance a cyclists knowledge and skill level in a fun and encouraging atmosphere
  • Non-competitive cycling events that foster a sense of fellowship and camaraderie that appeals to the diversity that is found within mountain biking community
  • Competitive cycling events catering to XC, endurance, and racers of all racing skill levels
  • Adherence to national IMBA guidelines for trail development and other insurance requirements
  • Open, direct, and legal partnerships with land managers that can serve as models for new trails



Brief History of DORBA


DORBA was founded in 1988, and began "Blazing Trails" in 1989.  The first trails completed were Northshore and Knob Hills, both on USACE land around Grapevine Lake in Flower Mound.  These two trails started as motocross, hiking and wildlife trails that were expanded for mountain bike use.  They were soon followed by the L.B. Houston Nature Trail, built as a completely new trail on Dallas Park and Recreation land.  Many more have followed, with DORBA gaining agreements to build and maintain trails on USACE, city, county, state park, nature preserve and private properties.   

The club currently has 1200-1300 members, and records 9,000-10,000 volunteer hours a year building and maintaining trails.  The estimated value of those hours is almost $250,000 on an annual basis.



The DORBA Team

It takes many volunteers and thousands of hours to maintain the trails, but without these people putting in an incredible amount of time behind the scenes, there would be no DORBA.


2018 Board of Directors

President, Garrick Whitnah

Like many others, his cycling roots go back to BMX in his teens. He returned to cycling via mountain biking in Arizona in the late 90s and has been riding mountain bikes on and off since, with some road/hybrid/cruiser thrown into the mix. Fervent believer in N+1. 
- Favorite trail: Knob Hills




VP of Trails, Vic Dean

Vic started mountain biking in 1998 - his first trail was RCP. He found DORBA in 1999, joined in 2000 and has been a current member for most of the years since. He began racing DORBA XC in 2001, then assisting with trail work in 2003 off and on at various trails. He is also a past Trail Steward of Cross Timbers and Northshore.
- Favorite trail: Cross Timbers

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VP of Operations, Eric Waloski

Eric has been riding mountain bikes on and off since the late 90s. He cut his trail-riding teeth on the Bryan Utilities Trail while a student at Texas A&M University and can still remember when Northshore was an out-and-back trail. These days he splits his cycling time between the trail and the road hoping he’ll get faster on at least one of them.
- Favorite trail: Northshore

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Treasurer, Steve Dymond

Steve has been on a mountain bike on and off since the early 90s. He started in northern California, then moved to Texas where family got him riding again. He enjoys the outdoors and riding, and spends a lot of time working on the trail at Knob Hills.
- Favorite trail: Knob Hills




Secretary, Kelly Duval


Sponsorship Director, Kristie Crotty

Kristie has been riding for about 8 years now.  She spent approximately 6 years riding a road bike before moving to off road cycling (she sold her road bike).  She still considers herself a novice and has the ability to fall and get right back up with a smile. The best people she knows she has met on 2 wheels! 
- Favorite trails: Erwin, Frisco




Director at Large, Cole Cissell

Beginning in the early 90s to 2000s, I was raised in Dallas, spending my time either at Eisenbergs, or riding Friday night trials and urban in downtown, and weekends at Northshore. Summer vacation months were used in Gunnison, CO riding Hartman Rocks and the 401 Loop. After school, I moved to Oregon and traveled all over the Pacific Northwest mountain biking. I am currently residing full time in Dallas, going slow on my favorite trails.  
- Favorite trail: Boulder Park

cole


Appointed Directors

Membership Director, Richard White

Events Director, vacant

Race Director
, vacant


Merchandise Director
, vacant

Director of Online Operations
, Brian Hart

Social Media Director, Bridget Alford