Photo: Hans Rey riding Colorado's Steamboat Resort at the 2014 IMBA World Summit. Image by Bob Allen Photography.
For Immediate Release 4/13/2016
Contact Mark Eller
IMBA Communications Director
303-545-9011 ext. 115
Two legendary riders—Hans Rey and Danny MacAskill—will be on hand for the 2016 IMBA Word Summit in Bentonville, Arkansas. Rey, a member of IMBA’s honorary advisory board, has attended previous IMBA summits, including delivering a memorable keynote address at the 2012 event when he reviewed highlights from his career as one of the sport’s most acclaimed adventure and trials riders.
MacAskill, who has starred in some of the most-viewed bicycling videos of all time, will make his first appearance at the IMBA gathering this November (11/10-11/12), and is scheduled to put on a special trials demonstration for summit attendees at the Railyard Bike Park on Friday night.
World summit registration is open now—don’t miss early bird pricing! The event is limited to 400 attendees so be sure to reserve your place.
Follow the 2016 IMBA World Summit on the Facebook event page, and look for the #imbaWS16 hashtag in social media outlets.
From Whistler, British Columbia, in 2004, to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, in 2014, IMBA’s world summits always draw a worldwide audience. Each host community adds its distinct flavor, as leading representatives from mountain bike advocacy groups, land management agencies and the bicycle industry gather to share success stories and plan the future of mountain biking.
In 2016, the summit will feature Northwest Arkansas and its iconic trail systems within the Ozark Mountains—participants will experience the rugged beauty of this area exploding with mountain bike enthusiasts and see the unique trail connectivity that showcases both the bustling downtown city and the scenic Ozark landscape.
The World Summit program includes keynote speakers, educational sessions, an expo, networking and—of course—plenty of time to explore local trails.
Join us for the 2016 IMBA World Summit in Bentonville Arkansas—you won’t want to miss it!
The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational association. Its mission is to create, enhance and preserve great mountain biking experiences. Since 1988, IMBA has been bringing out the best in mountain biking by encouraging low-impact riding, volunteer trail work participation, cooperation among different trail user groups, grassroots advocacy and innovative trail management solutions. IMBA represents our members, supports our chapters and our work benefits the mountain biking community. Learn more at IMBA.com.