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Dig In - Women MTB


This blog series is introducing all 21 women who work for IMBA in some capacity. We are just regular people who happen to have cool jobs. Interspersed will be our stories, from personal experiences to what female participation looks like from inside the mountain bike industry.

Posted: November 19, 2015 at 10:24:57 AM
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— Photos by Leslie Kehmeier, IMBA Mapping Manager, words by the ladies of IMBA.

Recently, some of IMBA’s female staff took a weekend trip together to Fruita, Colo. for some great riding and relaxation time. Here are our... Read More / Post Comments

Posted: November 12, 2015 at 8:43:38 AM
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Photo: Author Kerri Salazar at Valmont Bike Park

My first experience on a mountain bike, 15 years ago, might sound familiar to other female riders. My boyfriend chose the trail because it was fun for him to ride,... Read More / Post Comments

Posted: August 6, 2015 at 12:32:00 PM
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Are you intimate with your bike's setup? If not, it's time to get cozy.

— by Marty Caivano, IMBA Field Programs Specialist (pictured above)

“If you’re not here, raise your hand!” called out... Read More / Post Comments

Posted: July 29, 2015 at 12:47:57 PM
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What’s it like to ride somewhere new when you’ve never done that before? Our regular guest blogger, bike shop employee and new-ish mountain biker, Josie, writes here about her first ride beyond her home trails—in a completely new state... Read More / Post Comments

Posted: July 28, 2015 at 4:10:28 PM
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— Michelle Barker, IMBA Midwest Region Director (pictured right)

I woke up this morning and tried to roll on my side, but a darkening and painful bruise on my left thigh prevented me from doing so. When I got out of the shower... Read More / Post Comments

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