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Meet IMBA.com 2.0

For more than a decade, IMBA's website has provided free, easily accessible information for the benefit of mountain bikers around the globe. We've built an incredibly rich repository, serving well over 2,000 web pages that address topics that range from advocacy to trail science. A few years ago, we calculated that our site had received more than 15 million visits and served over 36 million pages ... numbers that have only grown since that accounting.

Our newly redesigned site — still at the familiar www.imba.com address — provides upgrades that we hope will greatly improve your online experience. First, there's the eye-pleasing design that displays engaging images and bigger fonts. Navigation and search functions have been streamlined, and we've replaced outdated material so you'll easily find our best information.

On the back end (nerd alert — non-techies can skip this part) we've moved to a open source (Drupal) platform that's integrated with our new constituent relations management tool and database (CiviCRM). Major props go to James Buratti, IMBA's first webmaster, for creating a stable and incredibly rich site to build from, and to Denver's Open Media Foundation for guiding the creation of our new site.

How does this web wizardry benefit you? Check out the use of interactive maps that allow you to locate trail projects, find an IMBA-affiliated bike shop and explore the work we're doing near you. You can also login to your account (whether you're an individual, corporate or other member category) to find out when your membership expires, make a donation or change your contact information. Don't want to receive our eNewsletters any longer? (Seems crazy, but it's possible.) Just click a button to make the change.

Members and registered users will need to create a new account on the new site. You can use the e-mail address that you provided with your old account as your username and request a new password.

So, what's missing? Tell us about the features and functionality you'd like to see added — or about familiar web pages that you can no longer find — by sending a message to info [at] imba [dot] com.

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