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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.

What's in Your Chamois?

Posted: October 9 - 2015

Image: Earlier this year, female leaders in the bike industry got together for discussions and a group ride organized by SRAM. More info here.   —by Marty Caivano, IMBA Field Programs Specialist... Read More

Dig In: What if you don’t know what you don’t know?

Posted: August 6 - 2015

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 skills... Read More

Dig In: First Time for Every Ride

Posted: July 29 - 2015

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... Read More

Bikes, Friends and Community: Copper Harbor Trails Club Women’s Weekend

Posted: July 28 - 2015

— 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.... Read More

Dig In: Even New Mountain Bikers Can Welcome Others Into the Fold

Posted: June 3 - 2015

Josie Smith, who is the store manager at Decorah Bicycles in Iowa, shares her story of “Fearless Women of Dirt,” the women’s MTB group she started in a place where there is a noticeable absence of... Read More

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