USTR (U.S. Trail Ride)
USTR is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to preserving and creating trails for riding fun and pleasure.
Through volunteering and direct financial support, USTR is dedicated to contributing to the development and maintenance of multi-use trails and facilities to benefit all equestrians. To fund our efforts, we have partnered in the competitive Crystal Crown Judged Pleasure Ride series, host our annual Memorial Day Benefit ride over the pristine and private trails of southern Loudoun County, and support the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship’s (BRCES) trails through fundraising and maintenance.
USTR presents a variety of educational and informative programs, open to the public, during our monthly meetings. Additionally, we hold semi-annual social events and monthly trail rides available to members. USTR member meetings take place on the first Friday of each month in Leesburg, Virginia.
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Sierra Club Potomac Region Outings (SCPRO)
SCPRO is a special activities section of the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter that organizes hikes and other events for the general public on behalf of the Sierra Club’s Washington, DC chapter and the close-in groups of the Maryland and Virginia Chapters. No Sierra Club membership is necessary to participate. We welcome all people on a variety of outdoor adventures, nature walks, conservation outings, and exploration of our natural and regional history.
Potomac Heritage Trail Association
The Potomac Heritage Trail Association is a membership-based organization dedicated to the development, construction preservation, and interpretation of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail.
MORE’s Mission is to build an inclusive grass roots mountain biking community and organization with the express purpose of expanding riding opportunities and increasing trail access throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. 501c (3) nonprofit organization representing thousands of Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia mountain bikers. Founded in 1992,
MORE maintains hundreds of miles of natural-surface trails in over 50 state and county parks throughout the Washington DC Metropolitan region.
MORE members contribute more than 10,000 volunteer hours annually and have constructed hundreds of miles of new, sustainable trail. The club also leads multiple rides each year at local parks, ranging from beginner to advanced levels. This is to be achieved by building and maintaining multi use sustainable trails through promoting volunteerism, partnerships and educational outreach across user groups, thereby enabling fun and rewarding riding experiences for all ages and ability levels.
The mission is to make Loudoun County a place where bicyclists of all abilities have a safe, secure, and convenient alternative transportation network of bikeways (lanes, shared use paths and dedicated trails) that enable everyone to move efficiently and safely to and from such places as work, school, transit, shopping, libraries, and parks and be able to use such bikeways for recreational and tourist activities.
LCEA (Loudoun County Equine Alliance)
The mission of the Loudoun County Equine Alliance is to present a unified voice to actively advocate, educate and communicate the goals, initiatives and benefits of the horse industry, in order to advance the interests of all equine disciplines and the entire equestrian related industry.”
1. Quantify the impact of the equine economy in Loudoun County and ascertain the assets and needs to the horse industry on an ongoing basis. 2.Promote the maintenance and expansion of existing facilities and trails and the development of new facilities and trails.
3. Promote and protect new and existing program of land conservation for equine activities. 4. Promote the attraction, retention and expansion of equine related businesses in Loudoun County.