A message from your Midwest Regional Director Hansi Johnson
Dear Mountain Biker,
I am amazed at the number of opportunities for our sport here in the Midwest. We are working hard to dispell the myth that our region lacks great riding!
This year IMBA teamed up with Human Powered Trails Club of Lacrosse, Wisconsin, to restore access to threatened trails.
The Midwest earned a new 20-plus mile IMBA Epic cared for by the Copper Harbor Trails club in Michigan. And I'm working closely with IMBA chapter Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists (MORC) on the $1.5 million Cuyuna Lakes Ride Center in Crosby, Minnesota which will be just as good.
In-town riding is expanding rapidly in Duluth, Minnesota, where IMBA and area clubs are planning an urban singletrack system.
And we're still improving the already fantastic trail opportunities in Cable, WI
These projects are fueled by IMBA’s Annual Fund, and there are so many others happening at IMBA’s local club level.
We want to build and protect more.
Please donate now. $35-plus donations earn a full-color calendar — a $14.95 value — while supplies last. Plus all donors receive 20 percent off at imba.com/store for the Holiday Season... and members save an additional 10 percent!
I’d like your help to present a unified voice and a clear message that mountain bikers conserve natural areas and ride responsibly.
Please support the Annual Fund today — it’s tax deductible.
You are not being asked to do it alone. Your dollars will be leveraged with contributions from fellow riders around the country, support from the bike industry and numerous grants from federal and state agencies.
IMBA's goals for 2011 are simple yet challenging:
Unite the mountain bike movement by strengthening our grassroots network of chapters, affiliated clubs and their members. IMBA includes almost 700 affiliated clubs and plans to have at least 50 chapters by the end of 2011.
Provide truly world-class riding experiences and model trail systems nationwide, particularly “Gateway” trails in towns and cities.
Protect natural lands and open space by bolstering volunteerism and sustainable trail design.
Expand on 2010’s successes with programs like America's Great Outdoors, Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day and Team IMBA to get more riders on bikes at every level.
Best wishes for 2011, and thanks in advance for your year-end gift!
Midwest Regional Director
P.S. Again, IMBA has very limited calendar supplies. Contributors of $35 or more receive a full-color 2011 calendar, but only while supplies last. Don’t miss out — 2010's calendar was great but these new images are even better.