May IMBA News
Join Us for the 7th IMBA World Summit!
Join your fellow mountain bike enthusiasts for great networking, riding and learning opportunities, Aug. 20-24, in Steamboat Springs, CO, at the IMBA World Summit. In addition to inspiring speakers and sessions, the week features plenty of time to ride a big fleet of demo bikes—including night riding on Emerald Mountain. Other options include an enduro race, a trail building workshop and IMBA Instructor Certification Program training. Colorado is the perfect place to make a vacation of it.
How Do You Meet the Moment?
Earn $1 for IMBA’s work every time you photograph your rides now through June 30. How? Just post outdoor photos to your Instagram, Twitter and/or Facebook accounts (make the Facebook photo public!) and tag #MeetTheMoment each time. When you do, Clif Bar will donate to support more and better mountain biking in the U.S.
Take IMBA’s Bike Park Survey
Please take IMBA's new bike park survey—you could win a set of Mavic Crossmax ST wheels (MSRP $799) or sweet Mavic riding gear. It's brief—only about 10 minutes—and your input helps us stay informed about the worldwide bike park scene.
Bell Helmets and IMBA Award $100,000 in Grants
Congratulations to the three regional winners of the Bell Built trail project contest! They are: Ft. Tuthill Bike Park (Flagstaff, AZ), Cottage Grove Bike Park (Cottage Grove, MN) and Richmond Regional Ride Center (Richmond, VA). Bell and IMBA would like to send a heartfelt “Thanks” to every organization that submitted an application for the Bell Built grant.
Instructor Certification Program Courses Near You
Learn how to teach mountain bike skills clinics and lead high-level guided rides by completing IMBA’s Instructor Certification Program. You can get certified as a Level 1 Ride Guide at the IMBA World Summit in Steamboat Springs, CO, in August, or sign up for a summer course near you. The fall schedule will be planned very soon, so submit course requests now!
Where Are You Going to Ride Next?
Visit IMBA’s mapping site, MTBProject.com, to explore the more than 23,000 miles of rides and trails that have been uploaded in just 12 months by riders like you. Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far!
IMBA Works for Trail Access Near You
IMBA is working with conservationists, land managers and lawmakers to open more trails to bikes. And not just in Washington, D.C.—through our chapters and local advocates, we're working in your area, too.
Exclusive Member Benefits
Every IMBA member helps create more and better riding. Membership also gets you some pretty great deals:
- Up to $3300 off a new Subaru
- $100 off Trek Travel mountain bike trips
- Discounts from Performance Bicycle
- Special deals on custom IMBA chapter jersey orders from Primal Wear
- Many other membership benefits
Purchases from Trek Travel and Primal will also kick donations back to IMBA!