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Jenn Dice and Georgia Gould Join IMBA’s Honorary Board, Several Board Members Preparing for Leadville 100

For Immediate Release 8-7-2013
Contact Mark Eller
IMBA Communications Director
303-545-9011 ext. 115

Photo: Legendary MTB racer Georgia Gould has joined IMBA's honorary board. Image courtesy of Colin Meagher.

Jenn Dice and Georgia Gould have agreed to join IMBA’s honorary board. After 10 years with IMBA’s staff, Dice recently joined the team at Bikes Belong, where her title is Vice President of Government Relations. Gould is a fixture on the international mountain bike scene, representing Team USA at seven World Championships and two Olympic Games (Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012).

During her tenure at IMBA, Dice was part of a team that secured $200 million in federal funding for singletrack trails and bike parks, landed partnership agreements with the National Park Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service and led IMBA's work before Congress and national coalition partners. In 2011, she was recognized by Outside magazine’s “power list” of the top 25 people that influence the world of outdoor sports.

An American cycling hero, Gould’s achievements include an Olympic bronze medal (London, 2012), multiple national championships and scores of race and series wins. She has been an outspoken advocate for women in cycling, and currently serves as one of two mountain bike representatives on the U.C.I. Athletes’ Commission.

Later this week, Dice will join several members of IMBA’s governing and honorary boards to race the Leadville 100 mountain bike event in Colorado. Dice is a veteran of the grueling, high-altitude race — she has notched 13 finishes and holds nine of the coveted belt buckles. Honorary board chairwoman Rebecca Rusch returns to defend her title as women’s champion; last year she set a new course record of 7:28:06. The chairman of IMBA’s governing board, Robert Winston, will also race on Saturday, alongside fellow board members Alden Philbrick and Kent McNeil.