About Us

Our passion is a simple recipe born from the love of biking and the outdoors.  From this passion came the Shawangunk Biking Association (SBA) and the movement… Ride the Gunks™.
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The Shawangunk ridge and surrounding area has nearly 100 miles of carriage trails and off-road biking paths.  The geography of the ridge provides unparalleled route opportunities with epic climbs, fast descents, and plenty of flowing trails for all levels of rider.  With conglomerate vistas, glacial sky lakes, magical forests and pine barrens, the Shawangunk ridge is a mecca for gravel exploration and adventure. 

Our singular goal is to promote, protect, and support the Gunks and biking in the area. 

Who we are - Board of Directors:

Advisory Committees/Feedback Groups

Deyano Manco - Chairman/Co-Founder

Tom Murray - Co-Founder

Mike Benevento - Board Member

Eric Verruto - Board Member

Mike Newman - Board Member

Christian Favata - Board Member

Kristin Hjeltnes - Board Member

Kim Carlson - Board Member

We are engaged with several other outdoor recreation groups and community members that are providing feedback and advice. Sub-committees are being formed to address the needs of our area.