IMBA at the 2013 National Bike Summit
IMBA is a proud sponsor of the League of American Bicyclist's National Bike Summit. IMBA's presence at the event includes sessions and workshops designed to help mountain bike advocates lobby for public lands funding, protection and access. Join other mountain bike leaders, youth group organizers, retailers, chapter and club leaders, trailbuilders, bicycle suppliers and other leading voices as we unite for three powerful days in Washington, D.C.
The summit, held annually, is the premier bicycle advocacy event in our nation's capital. It brings cyclists from all over the country together to influence lawmakers and share strategies. IMBA's involvement will ensure that mountain and road cyclists are working together to lobby as a unified front. To help advocates attend this very important event, IMBA is making registration available to mountain bikers at a reduced rate and will host several dirt-centric sessions and gatherings.
IMBA member price:
$375 (before 2/1/13)
$475 (after 2/1/13)
$575 (after 3/1/13)
$50 administrative fee for cancelations prior to 2/1/13; no refunds after 2/1/13.
Reasons to Attend
The summit is an excellent way to build a relationship with your members of congress and their staff. U.S. representatives and senators can be very powerful allies when the time comes to develop singletrack destinations or fight to preserve federal funding for trail projects.
Why should you go:
- Harness the power of D.C. advocacy to benefit your local trails
- Learn from respected speakers, panelists and hundreds of other cycling advocates
- Join IMBA for our family-only meetings and annual NBS dinner
- Work one-on-one with IMBA staff
- We need to introduce IMBA and mountain biking to congress
- Stay for the weekend and tour Washington, D.C.
"NBS was a very rewarding and interesting experience. I got to see firsthand the important behind-the-scenes work that goes into successful advocacy efforts; plus, it was a great opportunity to network with like-minded folks both far and near."
Schedule for IMBA Delegates
You can find the full conference schedule on the League of American Bicyclists site.
Monday, March 4
4-6:30 p.m. Summit registration at the IMBA booth
5-6 p.m. First timer's advocacy training and orientation
6-8:30 p.m. Opening banquet and keynote speakers
Tuesday, March 5
7 a.m.-8 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast opening plenary session
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. IMBA breakout sessions
12:45 p.m.–2:00 p.m. IMBA keynote luncheon
2:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Final IMBA breakout session
5 p.m. State delegation meetings
Wednesday, March 6
8 a.m. Rally on Capitol Hill for Congressional meetings throughout the day (the LAB will schedule and coordinate these meetings).
5-7 p.m. Congressional reception and summit wrap-up: Meet and greet lawmakers and their staffs! We will close the conference with a Capitol Hill reception that provides one more chance to talk and network in a relaxed setting.