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World Summit Information for Attendees

Santa Fe is Ready for You!

Expect high temps in the low 70s and lows in the low 40s, with a mix of cloudy and sunny days.

What to Bring:

  • Cold-weather riding gear for the Saturday morning epic. It starts at 10,000 ft., so think layering.
  • A costume for the Friday night plaza party.
  • Spending cash for the O'Leary bike raffle and special summit deals on IMBA gear.

Preview the Full World Summit Program

Complete details on the sessions, speakers and parties are now available. Each registrant will also receive a print copy of this World Summit program in their packet.

+ Check it out online

Discount Transportation from Albuquerque Airport

IMBA has arranged for a discounted rate from Sandia Shuttle Service to take you from the Albuquerque airport to Santa Fe for $20 ($25 with bike). The shuttle leaves every hour. Just tell them you're with IMBA.

+ Call 888-775-5696 to reserve your spot

Los Alamos Pre-Summit Ride Cancelled

The pre-conference ride day in Los Alamos, NM, on Oct. 9 has been cancelled due to registration numbers not meeting the minimums advertised by the Los Alamos Singletrack Association. Each registrant will receive a full refund. For other ride options on that day, please contact The Broken Spoke, LLC.

+ Call 505-992-3102 or visit the Broken Spoke's website

Don’t Miss the Action on Wednesday!

Start your World Summit right by joining the Wednesday fun. Registration opens Wed., Oct. 10 at noon at the Santa Fe Convention Center. Bike demos will also be available at that time, so sign in, grab a new ride and hit the trails with some local guides. Be sure you make time to check out the Vendor Expo — one lucky summit attendee who visits all the booths over the course of the conference will be entered to win a sweet IMBA prize pack. That evening, join IMBA for the opening reception and kickoff of our 25th anniversary celebration, including live music, drinks and birthday cake.

+ See the full Wednesday schedule

Chapter Representatives Wanted for IMBA Congress

If you represent an IMBA Chapter and are attending the summit, please consider joining the Chapter Congress on Friday afternoon. There's still time to complete the required survey and receive an invitation to this important meeting. If you're not sure what the Chapter Congress is all about, read Mike Van Abel's recent blog post.

+ Take the survey

+ Read Mike’s blog

Demo and Rental Bikes

Demo bikes from Trek, Specialized, Jamis, Pivot, Yeti and Santa Cruz will be available each day of the summit, but the only way to guarantee a bike for yourself the entire week is to bring your own. offers special IMBA-member discounts. To test ride something new, we encourage attendees to reserve a demo bike during lunch instead of waiting until the sessions are done for the day. If you're nervous about missing a day of riding and can’t bring your own rig, please rent a bike from one of the local shops.

+ Santa Fe shops with MTB rentals:

Santa Fe Mountain Sports |  Mellow Velo

Special Guest Darren Berrecloth

Don’t miss the screening of the new film, "Where The Trail Ends," on Friday evening at 8:30 p.m. It's free for summit attendees and $10 for the general public. Darren Berrecloth, Specialized pro rider and one of the stars of the film, will be on hand.

+ Watch the "Where The Trail Ends" trailer

Photo by Bob Ward


The IMBA World Summit is generously supported by the USDOT Federal Highway Administration and the Bikes Belong Coalition. Additional top-tier sponsors include the City of Santa Fe, Bicycle Technologies International (BTI), Primal Wear, Leisure Trends Group and REI.

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