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Support IMBA’s Land Protection Work at the George Washington National Forest

Public Lands Initiative Campaign

The U.S. Forest Service is currently drafting a new forest plan for Virginia’s George Washington National Forest. This forest is the playground for East Coast mountain bikers, those looking to flee the crowded urban areas. In the scoping process for the George Washington’s new forest plan there have been several drafts proposed, two of them including the Friend’s of Shenandoah Mountain’s proposed Wilderness areas. IMBA is currently working along side the Friend’s of Shenandoah Mountain, a citizen group working to protect Virginia's public lands,  to provide the U.S. Forest Service with an alternative that is most congruent with the goals of all stakeholders.

Call to Action!

Sign IMBA's petition to build our voice in support of continued mountain biking in the George Washington National Forest. Be on the look out for action alerts and news released about the progress of this management plan. Don’t miss your chance to weigh in!


IMBA is currently collaborating with other recreation, natural resource and wilderness groups to draft a working alternative that protects the land and allows continued bike access.

IMBA Clubs Active in this Campaign:

Email frank [dot] maguire [at] imba [dot] com to add your club to this list.

What Others are Saying:

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About IMBA's Public Lands Initiative:

The Public Lands Initiative is IMBA's effort to better organize local cycling communities and the bike industy to rally around bike friendly policies and public lands protection. Read more about the PLI.

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