Create. Enhance. Protect.
When grassroots mountain bike groups achieve their goals, we all benefit. That is why we created IMBA Local: a suite of support services and education tools to enhance the efforts of individual organizations. We invite you to take advantage of IMBA’s reach, expertise and resources to lighten your administrative load and empower your organization to do more.
The IMBA Local program offers organizations a variety of options to tap into IMBA resources. Three main components make up the program: Chapter-level Services, Affiliate-level Services, and Supporting Organization-level Services.
IMBA can process and manage local club memberships for a flat fee. These are not the joint IMBA-chapter memberships of the past. This service allows more dollars to stay with local groups for local trails. IMBA Local organizations using this service receive assistance and resources to help grow their membership bases (acquisition) and retain existing members.
This nonprofit status gives your organization the ability to apply for public/private grant funding, solicit charitable donations from the public and (usually) be exempted from similar state and local taxes.
For 30 years IMBA has been the leader in mountain biking advocacy and trail building. IMBA intends to aggregate 30 years of that knowledge and experience into one location called IMBA University. This service includes shareable resources, self-navigating educational tracks and webinars designed to strengthen your local organization.
IMBA recognizes that volunteers are a vital part of the success of mountain biking organizations around the world. The importance of recruiting, retaining and training knowledgeable volunteers cannot be understated when developing and maintaining a volunteer program. Having the ability to track volunteer hours and participation is significant in seeing the contributions mountain bikers make from year to year compared to other recreational groups.
IMBA understands that you don’t always need an expert, but you always need access to experts. With the new IMBA Local structure, your organization can choose to have experts available either via phone/internet or on the ground in your community. To better understand your organization’s needs and to provide an accurate cost estimate for expert assistance, we are working to provide a standard form.
IMBA’s new Dig In Campaign will provide an avenue for raising funds for mountain bike projects nationwide. IMBA can leverage its reach and relationships to provide grant opportunities via corporate partner dollars and run a national marketing campaign. The goal is to bridge the gap between local and national fundraising efforts, and show a new audience how inspirational and vital trails are to local riders and communities.
Regions provide an opportunity for mountain biking advocacy organizations to collectively share ideas and address state-wide and region-wide issues creating a stronger voice for mountain bikers.
Meet the team
If you have any questions, please contact us!
I’ve seen the bubble of the coal industry and how the decline of the industry has devastated many of the communities surrounding my hometown. Helping communities and chapters with similar issues look past their economic hardships and embrace the natural assets that surround them is what drives me. Mountain biking changed my life and I believe it can change the lives of countless others if given the opportunity.Meet our team
IMBA Local Program Manager