Chapter and Supporting Organization Benefits
With REI's support, IMBA rallies organizations and communities to build and maintain thousands additional trail miles for mountain bikers and other trail enthusiasts to enjoy. Chapter and bike group leaders Register your organization now for Teaming for Trails. Get free gear from brands like CLIF Bar, Planet Bike and Promotive to give to your volunteers. List your trail project on the Teaming for Trails calendar and map. Learn more.
CLIF Bar, another one of IMBA's top corporate members, will provide tasty CLIF Bars without charge to fuel your club trailwork sessions if you are registered with Teaming for Trails. Here's the deal: request online at least three weeks in advance of your trail project, tell us your organization and how many volunteers you are expecting, and if possible, mention CLIF Bar's donation in your trailwork flyer or in your club newsletter. Note: this offer is limited, so please request bars only for your largest trailwork events.
Last year the Trail Care Crew led construction and maintenance sessions in more than 250 parks and forests in 45 states. Arranging a Trail Care Crew visit is one of the best ways to connect your organization with IMBA and the latest trail maintenance techniques.
Thanks to the generous on-going support of our corporate supporters, IMBA will award several cash grants this year. Past grant recipients have used their awards to purchase trailwork tools, buy trailhead signs, design and print educational brochures, equip volunteer bicycle patrols, and many other projects. Contact IMBA for details.
Please note that the IMBA sponsored national liability insurance program no longer exists. IMBA recommends a number of insurers but supporting organizations need to negotiate their own coverages with these firms.
IMBA supports and assists more than 600 Supporting Organizations on various issues. IMBA's full-time professional advocacy team is always available to help with timely expert advice when trails in your area are threatened for closure. IMBA staff can also answer questions about fundraising, legal issues (including liability), and non-profit financial regulations.
As an IMBA Supporting Organization you are invited to attend one of the more than a dozen Trailbuilding Schools this year. These are two-day seminars where trail experts teach the latest techniques for building trails that are durable and fun to ride. They are perfect for club leaders and will frequently offer an additional day for land managers.
IMBA offers supporting groups access to online resources and promotes your organization and events on the web site, Facebook/Twitter and in eNews. We put local mountain bikers in touch with your group through the "Near You" listing.
Thanks to IMBA's partner CST, the CST Trail Builder program helps IMBA Chapters and Supporting Organizations encourage individuals, families and entire communities to support local mountain bike trails. Through Teaming for Trails, volunteers that accumulate 20 hours of work gain access to CST tires, plus other discounts on dozens of outdoor and bicycle brands at ProMotive.com.
Current IMBA chapters, affiliated clubs and NMBP patrol groups receive up to 15 percent off wholesale pricing on Pedro's products at Promotive.com for purchases for their group. Click here to receive your group's coupon code. You must log-in to your organization's current membership account to view discount codes.
Establishing a volunteer patrol in your area is often a great solution when user conflicts threaten mountain bike access. The NMBP promotes and supports local mountain bike patrollers and groups that inform, assist and educate mountain bikers and other trail users.
Supporting Organizations receive significant discounts on trail building tools and materials. Current member clubs must be logged in to their IMBA.com account to receive a special discount code here. Visit IMBA's Tool Resource Guide for a list of suppliers of handtools, machinery and trail building manuals.
Organizations can save $1,300 - $3,300 off the manufacturer's suggested retail price when leasing or purchasing a new Subaru, registered, titled and insured in the organization's name.
IMBA and Primal Wear have created an apparel program that not only streamlines the order process for IMBA chapters, but also channels donations directly back to your organization. Learn more here.
IMBA partner Headsweats offers Chapters and Supporting Organizations wholesale pricing on performance beanies, hats and visors printed with your organization's logo. Order Headsweats for $11 each (plus shipping) and every item sold generates a $1 donation to IMBA's Trail Building Fund. For details call Headsweats for details at (877) 437-9328 ext 103.
Club Ride offers IMBA Chapters and Supporting Organizations a discount on casual-technical cycling apparel featuring your group's logo at 40 percent off retail. Plus 5 percent of the proceeds of every sale are donated to IMBA. Email kelli [at] clubrideapparel [dot] com (Kelli) or call Club Ride at 208-726-2582 for details.
Chapters and current member organizations qualify for preferred pricing on customizable tents for races, events or just to promote your group at the trailhead on a busy riding weekend. Get your groups logo seen where it counts — where people ride. Click here for details.
Purchase BOB Trailers and accessories for your group's use at discounted prices. Orders and any questions must be emailed to bobprodeal [at] britax [dot] com. Check out BOB Trailers online for trailer details.