November IMBA News
Priorities Emerge from the 2012 Chapter Congress
At the IMBA World Summit in Santa Fe, NM, leadership from 32 of IMBA’s 102 chapters met with IMBA staff to discuss priorities and ideas for improving the chapter program, generating more than 50 distinct ideas and interests.
Put Your Fat Bike on the Map
Do you fat bike? IMBA’s mapping specialist has been spending a lot of time on her 4-inch tires and wants to know where the best fat-bike riding areas are around the world. Check out a 1-minute video on what to do, then put yourself on the map. And thanks to Shimano for supporting IMBA’s mapping efforts.
Contribute to the Improvement of MTB Advocacy
The Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management at Penn State University is conducting a research study of mountain bikers' opinions and attitudes. Your feedback is important and results of the study may help mountain biking advocates learn how to be more effective. Individual responses will not be reported and all data will be grouped for reporting purposes. It only takes 15 minutes. Thanks!
Thanksgiving 40-Percent-Off Sale on IMBA Gear
Starting Nov. 23, take 40 percent off everything sold on IMBA.com. But hurry, the deal only lasts one week (until Nov. 30). Enter coupon code GOBBLE15 at checkout to save big on new hoodies, car sun visors, winter beanies and more.
Your Opinion Counts!
In 2013, IMBA will celebrate its 25th anniversary. Help us shape the next 25 years of mountain biking by filling out the brief Annual Fund poll now. Thank you!
How Will the 2012 Elections Affect Mountain Biking?
Join IMBA Thursday, Nov. 29 at 3:30 p.m. (eastern) for a one-hour, post-election webinar. We will introduce IMBA's legislative priorities for 2013 and look at how the election could influence our platform. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from McBee Strategic Consulting, IMBA's contract lobbyists in Washington, D.C., for expert analysis and details on how IMBA will represent your interests in 2013.
Many Benefits of Membership
Your membership supports mountain biking and IMBA's fight for it in places big and small, from the halls of Congress to city halls. IMBA appreciates its members and regularly updates and adds to the benefits of joining the movement. Check out some of what members are currently enjoying:
- Pro-deal pricing through ProMotive.com on major bike and outdoor brands.
- Insurance for you, your bike and all your riding gear from the Nicholas Hill Benefit Group.
- Free digital subscription and discounted print subscription from Switchback Magazine.
- Wholesale pricing on branded products for IMBA clubs and chapters from Headsweats.
- IMBA’s Dirty Video II – footage, soundtracks and special downloads from some of the best mountain bike films out there.
Give Back to Young Trail Builders
In Sandy Ridge, OR, the at-risk youth in the WOAPE program have spent countless hours assisting IMBA Trail Solutions and the Bureau of Land Management building the now-famous Flow Country trail system there. In the nearby town of Sandy, WOAPE is developing a cafe and bakery that will teach business and employment skills to local youth. WOAPE has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $30,000 for equipment. With only 30 days, the campaign is an "all or nothing" deal. Please consider donating to support the young adults that have done so much for the Sandy Ridge trail system.