As the only national advocacy nonprofit advocating solely for mountain bike interests, IMBA is recognized as a leading organizer of mountain bike-focused educational events.
Every two years, IMBA hosts its World Summit—an international gathering of the best and brightest in mountain bike advocacy—in an inspiring riding destination for several days of high-level discussions, networking, trail riding and field studies. On years in between the IMBA World Summit, directors in each of IMBA's nine, staffed regions host similar events focused on specific, location-based issues. The region directors bring together a diverse group of land managers, city planners, recreation enthusiasts, industry partners and IMBA chapter leaders to network, learn from each other's experiences and have fun.
IMBA also hosts the premier youth mountain bike event: Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day. Founded in 2003, the one-day, annual event simply seeks to encourage kids to ride bikes on dirt and begin to develop a love of the outdoors. Each year, thousands of kids from across the globe participate, from large events to casual family rides.
For those who love to race, IMBA seeks partnerships with event promoters to help expand our network and support the IMBA cause in many ways. We encourage riders, racers and event organizers to get involved. Our network of individual members and IMBA chapters appreciate and promote events that support sustainable trails and mountain biking advocacy.