Who Are We?

The Gravity Riders Organization of Arizona was established to promote rider education, trail advocacy, and recreational opportunities specific to the gravity community in Arizona. The gravity rider community includes downhillers, freeriders, all-mountain riders, dirt jumpers and bmx riders of all ages. The organization stands to provide a united voice for the gravity rider community to reach out, communicate, and work with city, county and state parks and land managers.

What We Do

Advocacy
GRO-AZ is dedicated to creating, enhancing, protecting and maintaining gravity riding opportunities throughout Arizona by building strong, lasting relationships with local, state and federal land managers.
Education
GRO-AZ believes that rider education, etiquete and awareness are all cornerstones for building a strong, dedicated and responsible rider community as well as lasting relationships with local, county and state land managers.
Trail Work
GRO-AZ believes that good trail design and ongoing trail maintenance are the biggest factors in mitigating the environmental impact that occurs on multi-use trails and strives to build sustainable trails available for use by all user groups .

 

GRO-AZ In The News

Inside Phoenix

Landis Cyclery South Mountain Bike & Run Classic
Given a chance to showcase gravity riding for a one day event, GRO-AZ ran with it. The pumptrack, race course and skinnies were a big hit and all helped to support the Phoenix Parks Foundation.

azcentral.com

McDowell Mountain Regional Park takes biking to new heights
A pump track at Maricopa County's McDowell Mountain Regional Park has become the epitome of how government collaboration with a community can result in a win-win for everyone.

Decline Magazine

Featured in the IMBA Column, July 2012
GROAZ was featured for the Advocacy, Education and Work that we bring to the Phoenix area. We're proud of the work that we, and other gravity riding groups across the country are doing to bring the heart of the sport to all riders.

Events

Trail Work
There are always opportunities to give back to the trails that we love so much! Learn more by coming out to our monthly meetings every 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7PM at Boulders on Broadway. For work days always remember to bring sunscreen, water, snacks and gloves. If you have specific tools you want to work with, bring those too!

South Moutain Work Days
  • Saturday, January 10th, 8AM - 12PM. Meet at 48th St. Ramadas and we'll carpool up to the top of Javalina to work on that trail
  • Saturday, February 7th, 8AM - 12PM. Meeting place TBD
  • Saturday, March 7th - Time and Meeting place TBD

We'll also be out on Saturday, January 24th to support the hikers on National Trail Trek Day. We just need a few volunteers so if you're interested, send an email to Kim at advocacy@groaz.org.

McDowell Mountain Park Work Days
  • There will be a work day on Saturday, January 24th at the McDowell Mountain Pump Track and Dirt Jumps area. Planned start time is 8AM. More information coming soon.
Desert Trails Park Work Days

There is a need for ongoing maintenance to keep our first bike park in the area in top condition! For questions and more info on how you can help, contact Adam at adampgavin@gmail.com


 

 

 

Join GRO-AZ

Become a GRO-AZ Member

Joining the Gravity Riders Association of Arizona lets your voice be heard for protecting and maintaining gravity riding opportunities all around Arizona. Also becoming a member of GRO-AZ you help us to pay our hard expenses like web hosting, supplies, swag, insurance and event costs.

Select Membership Level

Benefits Of Membership

  • GRO-AZ T-shirt
  • Facebook Members Only Area
  • Club Meetings and Guest Speakers
  • Special Discounts
  • Club Sponsored Events including Two Private SoMo Shuttles Per Year
  • Monthly Member Newsletter

Contact us

If you are interested in working together or helping our cause, please feel free to get in contact with us. We will answer your questions as soon as possible. Thanks for your interest.