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September IMBA News

Amp Up Your Thinking About Mountain Biking

A dynamic keynote address, with multiple speakers giving presentations on topics of interest to mountain bikers, has been slated for the IMBA World Summit. "IMBAx: A Few Great Ideas — Fast!" will showcase big ideas in a concise, fast-paced forum alongside videos and live performances. Innovative thinkers in the world of mountain biking will challenge the audience to think bigger about how to grow mountain biking worldwide.

+ Read about the IMBAx speakers and topics

Find a Take a Kid Mountain Biking Event Near You

Want to introduce your child to the joys of mountain biking, find riding buddies for the family or get more connected with your local cycling community? Saturday, Oct. 6, is Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day, a worldwide IMBA event now in its eighth year. In 2011, we had more than 13,000 participants at hundreds of organized clinics, rides and parties across the globe! Find an event near you and enjoy a day on the dirt.

+ Learn more and search U.S. events

Grant Opportunity for IMBA Clubs and Chapters

Groups with 501(c)(3) status and dedicated youth programming may apply for a $2,500 grant from The North Face Explore Fund. The Explore Fund will support organizations that encourage youth outdoor participation, focusing primarily on creating more connections of children to nature, increasing access to both front and backcountry recreation, as well as providing education for both personal and environmental health. Deadline is Oct. 8, 2012.

+ Learn more and apply

Do Good Just By Sharing Your Favorite Ride Photo

Clif Bar's Meet the Moment campaign has so far raised $2,000 for IMBA's work this year, all thanks to your photos! Want to help out? All you have to do is upload your favorite ride shot as a "moment." For every moment you post, Clif will donate $5 to IMBA. For every existing moment that you "like," Clif will donate another $1 to IMBA. Supporting great trails is that simple!

+ How Do You Meet the Moment?

Last-Chance IMBA Product Offers

Headed to the World Summit? Get 40 percent off summit swag (jerseys and socks) now until the event. If you are already registered to attend, use this code at checkout to get the savings: WS2012RAD40.

Now through Sept. 30, everything in the clearance rack of the IMBA online store is 40 percent off. Use this code at checkout to get the savings: SUMMERPAU40

+ Visit the IMBA online store

Final Days to Register for the IMBA World Summit!

This time next month, the unique festivities, learning experiences, great rides and networking opportunities of the IMBA World Summit will be history, not to return again until 2014. With nearly 300 mountain bikers from across the globe registered to be in Santa Fe Oct. 10-13, it's an event worth being a part of. We hope to see you in New Mexico!

+ Learn more and register

P.S. We promise we won’t make you sit in class the whole time. While in Santa Fe, enjoy demo bikes from Yeti, Trek, Specialized, Jamis, Pivot and Santa Cruz.

+ Thank you, summit sponsors!

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