For Immediate Release Contact: Mark Eller IMBA Communications Director markeller [at] imba [dot] com 303-545-9011 ext. 115
The Tahoe Trails Conference will get underway in less than two weeks (Oct. 1-3, at South Lake Tahoe's Montbleau Casino Hotel). An impressive array of sessions and speakers will provide the Lake Tahoe mountain bike community with the information and guidance necessary to shape trail access for the next decade or more.
The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) continues to advance its work in Europe. During this year's Eurobike Expo in Germany (Sept. 1-4), two of the industry's top mountain bike component manufacturers, SRAM and FOX Racing Shox are teaming up to host a reception on behalf of IMBA and its European mountain bike advocacy efforts. The event will be held at SRAM's booth, (Hall A3, #103) beginning at 17:30 on Sept. 2.
The timing for IMBA's Lake Tahoe Trails Conference (Oct. 1-3 at the Montbleau Casino) is well suited for mountain bikers who hope to influence the long-term plans that will shape trail development in the U.S. Forest Service's Tahoe Basin Unit. According to the Forest Service website, a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be issued this fall, and the office plans to receive comments from the public until Dec. 31. Planning efforts like the one the Tahoe Basin is conducting commonly shape how individual Forests handle trail development and recreation for a decade or longer.
Each year, IMBA staff selects a new class of Epic mountain bike rides. You can nominate your favorite trail online — just be sure to complete the entire web form, which will require more than a few minutes of research and writing. The rides that make the cut will be announced in the fall issue of our quarterly print newsletter, IMBA Trail News.
The U.S. Senate is poised to consider oil spill/energy legislation that will fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and address oil spill issues in the Gulf of Mexico. Last Tuesday in the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid and others introduced the Clean Energy Jobs and Oil Accountability Act (S. 3663), which among other provisions includes full and dedicated funding for the LWCF.
The guidance on this website, and in other IMBA documents, is for reference only and should not be interpreted as a standard, specification or regulation. Mountain biking is inherently risky and could result in injury or death.