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Ride Centers

The IMBA Ride Center designation represents IMBA’s Model Trail recognition for large-scale mountain bike facilities that offer something for every rider. Bring your full arsenal of bikes to these destination-worthy areas. From backcountry adventures to shuttle-served gravity trails, and from expert-only to family-friendly, you’ll encounter the best the sport has to offer.

IMBA staff selects candidates for Ride Centers recognition on an invitation-only basis. Learn more about how the process works.

Current Ride Centers, as of August 2014:

Gold Level

Silver Level

Bronze Level

* Newest Ride Centers, added in 2014.

The IMBA Ride Center program has evolved since it was announced in 2007. In 2011, we introduced Minnesota's Cuyuna Lakes as a bronze-level Ride Center, the first example of IMBA's new tiered (gold, silver, bronze) recognition system, and the first facility to be evaluated under the new criteria.

Click here to download a PDF offering detailed documentation of the Ride Center criteria.