For Immediate Release 4/6/2016
Contact Mark Eller
IMBA Communications Director
303-545-9011 ext. 115
Working with a professional, third party provider, IMBA will conduct a survey of its members in May, from 5/3 to 5/17. The survey provider will develop the questions, design the survey and collect all of the results on their own servers before presenting the results.
"IMBA has a variety of tools for collecting information and insight from its supporters, and surveys have long been part of those efforts. The member survey this spring represents a new level of professionalism and thoroughness," said Executive Director Mike Van Abel. "I urge everyone who considers themselves to be a stakeholder in this organization to be sure to participate."
In order to receive an invitation for the survey, members must be active as of April 30, with a valid e-mail address. Visit imba.com/join to join or renew your membership.
The purpose of the survey is for IMBA members to provide input and insight on the organization’s strategic plan for the years 2016-2020. Elements of that plan include the following:
Strategy #1: Access—it’s all about the experience.
- Promote bike friendly land-use policies.
- Advance the popular and authentic image of mountain biking.
- Advance mountain bike management best practices.
- Participate in land-use planning.
Strategy #2: Trails—it’s all about the trail.
- Promote elements of trail design for skill progression and sustainability.
- Create more and better close-to-home riding.
- Conservation and stewardship of backcountry adventures, exploration and wild experiences.
- Grow the “mountain biking IQ” and empower advocates.
Strategy # 3: Community—it’s all about community.
- Enhance and grow local capacity.
- Align national and local programs within a federated structure.
Strategy # 4: Resources—it’s all about resource investment.
- Strengthen fiscal health at all levels of the organization.
- Make a renewed strategic investment in IMBA’s financial health.
For a more lighthearted look at the survey, read a new blog by Kevin P. Adams, IMBA Vice President of Chapter and Member Services.
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.