GHORBA was formed in September 1999 when the Houston Area Mountain Bike Riders Association (HAMBRA) and the Memorial Park Mountain Bike Association (MPMBA) joined forces to save the trails in Memorial Park from closure to all cyclists. Over the years GHORBA has expanded trail interests to dozens of Houston Area mountain bike trails. GHORBA is a non-profit 501c(3) corporation. It generates its operating revenue from your membership dues, organizing TMBRA series mountain bike and local races, and grants and donations from cycling and other businesses. <p>GHORBA remains committed to representing Houston’s rich diversity with a spirit of inclusiveness for residents of all backgrounds, nationalities and genders. Off-road cyclists are an eclectic bunch of folks – men, women, and kids from all walks of life. We really don’t care what your color, creed, sexual orientation or political affiliation is, once you’re on a bike, you’re one of us! Just be nice and polite to everyone you meet out on the trail – including other trail users.