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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. 

In 2018, IMBA will celebrate 30 years of mountain biking advocacy. We are in the initial planning stages of our "Dirty Thirty" celebration which will include a host of special events in lieu of a 2018 IMBA World Summit. We hope you'll join us throughout the year to celebrate our birthday and honor three decades of creating, enhancing and protecting great places to ride.

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.