The Baton Rouge Area Mountain Bike Association (BRAMBA) was formed in December 1992, in response to a need for a mountain bike trail in the Baton Rouge area. Until that time, bikers were riding the "levee trail," near the water's edge on the east bank of the Mississippi River, but that trail was under water during the spring. Other than the levee trail, local riders had to drive two hours to Alexandria, Louisiana, or Clear Springs, Mississippi, to find suitable mountain bike trails to ride. This need for a place to ride and fun people to ride with coincided with the explosive growth and popularity of mountain biking. BRAMBA was officially formed to find a permanent trail, organize trail building efforts, and support mountain biking in the Baton Rouge area. BRAMBA secured a 240-acre parcel of land at Hooper Road Park from BREC for mountain bike use. The Baton Rouge Area Mountain Bike Association, Inc. has been recognized as a not for profit organization under IRS 501(c)3; any donations to BRAMBA are tax exempt. Today we operate as advocates of the Kerry Stamey Trail System and support being healthy and having fun through cycling and the MTB community!