about
MAMBA

Since 1997, MAMBA’s all-volunteer board has been working with land owners around Moscow to create opportunities for non-motorized recreation on Moscow Mountain, and beyond.   

A Mountain Bike on Moscow Mountain in the Snow

Meet The Board

Sandra Townsend

Sandra Townsend

President

Sandra moved to Moscow in 2016 and enjoys adventures near and far in the PNW. She loves biking and skiing on Moscow Mountain and sharing the experience with anyone who wants to join. She can be found behind a giant cup of coffee staring at maps at the University of Idaho’s Outdoor Program when she is not outside with her family. 

Ginger Yoder

Ginger Yoder

Communications Chair

Ginger is a lifelong Moscow resident and has loved the outdoors from her earliest years.  She enjoys hiking, biking, and snowshoeing on Moscow Mountain and in the greater northwest. She especially enjoys mountain bike group rides aimed at beginners and women who want to learn to ride. She resides with her husband, son, and adorable dog, who all love to adventure together.

Jason Karl

Jason Karl

Jason got hooked on mountain biking and Moscow Mountain 30 years ago when he came to the UI for college in the early ‘90s. After many years of working (and riding) in other places, he made his way back to Moscow in 2017 to join the faculty of UI’s College of Natural Resources. Jason is a professional nerd, and his work focuses on natural resource measurement and monitoring, GIS mapping, and remote sensing. He loves being up on the Mountain in all weather and all times of the year biking, hiking, skiing, or just sitting on a rock looking at the view.

 

Matt Pollard & Dog

Matt Pollard

Secretary

Matt Pollard brings with him a life-time of recreational and competitive cycling for over 20 year on the Palouse. Even though he’s technically the Secretary, and along with trail building, his most visible contribution has been adding trail signs, and clearing trails of down-trees throughout the year; he’s frequently seen riding with a chainsaw! Along with his hand in MAMBA, Matt is a coach with a local youth mountain bike team: Palouse Bicycle Racing Composite. He spends much time riding with his family locally and throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond the bike, he can be found teaching high school Science and Math; he lives in Moscow with his wife and three children.

Katie Lee

Katie Lee

Board Development Chair

Originally from Racine, Wisconsin, Katie moved west for school (and the lifestyle). She learned to ride and quickly fell in love with mountain biking on the trails of Happy Jack and Curt Gowdy near Laramie, Wyoming. Katie now partakes in all sorts of riding- gravel riding, bikepacking/touring, and of course mountain biking, and loves the diverse opportunities for adventure on two wheels that the Northwest offers.

Katie joined MAMBA in 2016 and decided it was time to become more involved in the organization and local biking community, joining the board in 2022.

Kyle French

Kyle French

Treasurer

Kyle moved to Moscow in 2018 from Illinois and rode on the mountain his first night here for a strong Monday and loved it! He got hooked on riding about 15 years ago. He likes riding all types of bikes but is happiest when he can ride with friends. His favorite trails on the mountain are QMR and
Gemini.

John Wenz

John Wenz

Landowner Liaison

Originally from Kinderhook, New York, John is a cow vet who wrestles with cow data at the WSU Vet School. He moved to Moscow from Ft. Collins, CO 15 years ago and wouldn’t still be here if his family didn’t have Moscow Mountain to play on. Sincere thanks to the landowners and all the folks who have made MAMBA and the trails what they are today.

Documents

MAMBA 2020 Annual Report

MAMBA

Moscow Area Mountain Bike Association

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