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IMBA Destination Partner News - Jan 2015

Destination Partners Going Above & Beyond

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Texas Mountain Bikers Combine Racing and Trail Love

The Texas Mountain Bike Race Association (TMBRA) has been a long-time supporter of IMBA's mission to create, enhance and preserve great mountain biking experiences. Since 1999, it has donated over $10,000 to help fund many of IMBA's critical programs. Perhaps more importantly, TMBRA has inspired its racers to become trail stewards. As a result, those racers have become a major force behind dozens of new and improved trails in Texas. How do they do it?

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How to get Toddler Singletrack

Longtime IMBA supporter and pioneer in getting the smallest of kids on two wheels, Strider Balance Bikes is now un-paving the way for toddler-friendly singletrack.

Want to build singletrack for the youngest of riders? There's not much to it, but it could help inspire the next generation of mountain bikers and trail lovers. U.S. Sales Manager of Strider Sports International, Kent Jacobs, stressed that the process can be cheap, easy, and very rewarding.

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IMBA Partner Shares the Trail Love in Colorado

Small companies have the power to make big differences. Take, for example, IMBA partner Moots Cycles, a company based in Steamboat Springs, CO, that makes hand-built titanium bikes.

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Founder of Orange Mud Nominated for Entrepreneur of 2014 - PLEASE VOTE!

Orange Mud EmergingOrange Mud, a hydration pack maker, became an IMBA supporter in its first year of business and its products aren't even targeted for mountain bikers. Recognizing the value of investing in trails and social causes sets this company apart from so many start-ups, and is one of the many qualities that won their founder, Josh Sprague, a nomination for Entrepreneur Magazine's Entrepreneur of 2014 award.

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All Hail the Mid-Mountain Trail!

Last week, IMBA and Destination Partner, White Pine Touring, and Mountain Trails Foundation, hosted a great group of our non-profit, media and industry friends for quite an unforgettable day riding from resort to resort on the famous IMBA Epic Mid Mountain Trail. It was my first time on this legendary trail and all I can say is "Epic is right!"

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IMBA Partner Missionaries

The dedicated folks at Niner Bikes just put together this statement and video completely unsolicited by IMBA. In fact, most of their contributions, including their custom frame auction (which will be live Aug 14-24!), have required almost no energy from IMBA at all, while making a huge, tangible difference for our mission.

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Women's Wednesdays at Keystone Bike Park

I recently checked out Women's Wednesdays at Keystone Bike Park in Colorado, a special summer offering with excellent deals for riding. The amazing deal is a great excuse to ditch the office early, ride in a beautiful mountain setting and work on improving skills. Keystone is an IMBA Destinations Partner, and as IMBA's corporate membership and destinations manager, I feel that it's my duty to check out what our partner is offering.

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The Secret Stash: Emerging MTB Destinations Hitting Paydirt

Did you know that mountain bikers will happily pay $6 for a craft beer after a full day of riding?

 

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