Mike Raney owner of Over the Edge Sports bike shop received the Excellence for Community Service Award from Keep Sedona Beautiful which is a non profit organization committed to protecting and sustaining the scenic beauty and natural environment of greater Sedona.
Mike and his wife Lauren moved here 9 years ago from Santa Fe, New Mexico for mountain biking and hiking. Mike has been working hard contributing to the trail fund, city council, affordable housing, his bike shop, the MTB festival which he started in 2015 and placing bike fix stands at trail heads.
But none of this could happen without maintenance, hard work and all the community support.
Mike is a founding member and serves on the board of director for the Red Rock Trail Fund which raises money for trail maintenance and creating new trails to make Sedona a world class trail network. If not for all our donations this would not be possible.
Sedona MTB festival raised $25,000 dollars last year for the trail fund and is decreasing its footprint by reducing waste, recycling and encouraging people to ride not drive.
Knowing all this will help the VVCC volunteer members at the bike festival this March sell more raffle tickets to all the visitor and guests who use the trails and will come back again.
We are so lucky to know Mike is building a better community for all of us here in Sedona.