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

Desert Trails Bike Park
Mesa Bike Park Grand Opening at Desert Trails Park (McDowell and Recker)

Saturday, Nov 15th
  • VIP event: speeches and ribbon cutting, 9am - 10 am. 
  • VIP/Volunteers rider session from 10am -  11am 
  • Park opens to public at 11am
Parking
  • No parking allowed inside event area so please carpool if possible
  • There will be limited parking available at:
  • CVS (NW corner of Recker and McDowell), 
  • Exxon(SE corner of Recker and McDowell), 
  • Tribe multi sport (1 mile east of recker on South side of McDowell), 
  • Longbow parkway (1/4 mile north of park on west side of Recker)
No parking allowed in adjacent neighborhoods. 

They've asked to have kids riding the skills area during speeches from 9am - 10am. Please arrive by 8:30 am if you want your children to participate.


 

 

 

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.