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Celebrate Women's MTB Day!

2018 is the inaugural year for International Women's Mountain Biking Day, a celebration event to take place the first Saturday of May. Join us on 5-5-18 simply by experiencing, sharing and expressing your love of mountain biking! 

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Women’s Mountain Biking Day came out of the 2018 IMBA UPRISING event, our first-ever women’s conference. Attendees were encouraged to share their best ideas for engaging more women in mountain biking. A day dedicated to women enjoying mountain biking with each other and encouraging fellow women to join them was dreamed up by Andree Sanders of Trips for Kids Metro New York. Thank you for inspiring us!

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How do I participate?

Women’s Mountain Biking Day will be social-media driven in 2018. Organizations and individuals are encouraged to use the day as a catalyst for grassroots engagement, festivals, rides, awareness campaigns and other activities to both celebrate and encourage women mountain biking.

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Ride

Plan a special ride with your girlfriends; take your mom or daughter or sister for her first-ever mountain bike ride; get people together specifically to practice skills; or host an organized women-only mountain bike ride via a local bike club or shop. 

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Build

Organize a women’s-only trail volunteer day. Give them an opportunity to learn about trail maintenance and proper tool use, then get dirty supporting their favorite trail. Consider that attendees may have young children and offer an option to show up for a few hours, rather than requiring they attend an all-day event deep in the backcountry. 

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Learn

Host a women’s-only skills night or advocacy talk. It can be as simple as how to do bike maintenance. Or, give a presentation about how to get more involved in trails and outdoor recreation in their community. How can women mountain bikers advocate for more resources, access, youth programming and more where they live? 

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Engage

Host a women’s night at a local bike shop. Show inspirational films, network, swap stories and make new friends. Get to know who is in the mountain biking community and give those who are curious but nervous a chance to come out and ask questions in a friendly environment. 

IMBA UPRISING

This special event is a gathering for women who want to make change in their communities by getting more women involved in mountain biking. 

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Come to learn best practices, get inspired, gather resources and network with the women who are influencing the mountain biking evolution.
Read about the 2018 event
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Storytelling

Explore our collection of blogs about engaging more women in mountain biking plus personal, inspirational stories from female riders. 

However you ride, wherever you ride and whenever you ride, we hope you’ll ride with us. Frequency, skill, speed or equipment aren't the things that make you a mountain biker. Passion—love for the knobby-tire ride—makes you a mountain biker. 

Katherine Fuller

IMBA

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Blog 02.26.15
Engaging More Women in Mountain Biking & Mountain Bike Advocacy
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Blog Community 03.30.15
Organizing Women's Group Rides
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Blog Community 01.18.15
The Life-Giving Properties of Mountain Biking
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Blog Community 02.17.15
Being Honest About Your Strengths
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Blog Community 03.26.18
IMBA UPRISING
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Meet the crew

IMBA currently employs eight female staff. We are a signatory of the CAMBER Outdoors CEO pledge, a commitment of outdoor industry organizations to attract, retain and advance women in their workplaces.

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Cycling, and mountain biking, in particular, has had a profound existence throughout my life. Riding my bike makes me feel better as a person and allows me the freedom to explore places I never thought imaginable. I joined IMBA because somewhere between the experiences of riding a mountain bike and the products we use to do it is the glue that holds that opportunity together. I believe that being part of a team of mountain bikers that works hard, learns from failures, and remains persistent can only lead preservation and future gains in access. 

Meet our team
Aimee Ross

Brand and Events Director

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