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Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

IMBA Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day (TKMBD) is an annual event that seeks to introduce the joy of mountain biking to the next generation. Created in 2004 in honor of Jack Doub, and recognized by the U.S. Congress, TKMBD is officially celebrated every year on the first Saturday in October. More than 100,000 youth have discovered and celebrated the joy of pedaling two wheels on dirt at TKMBD events, and many have gone on to become passionate riders, volunteer trail advocates and even high school mountain bike racers.

2017 Events

TKMBD events can be hosted by almost anyone in any country. Participating groups include IMBA chapters and affiliated mountain bike clubs, community organizations, scouting groups, youth programs, schools and others. Or, gather your family, friends and coworkers to host your own, local ride. Every #mountainbiker is invited to participate! 

In late summer 2018, we will accept registrations of local events. Add yours to the map to help riders in your community find you. 

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Tag #TKMBD on social media to show us your event. 

Teen Trail Corps

The Teen Trail Corps is a strategic partnership between the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) and IMBA to directly incorporate high school student athletes in tomorrow’s future of trail stewardship.

Teen Trail Corps was inspired by the two organizations prior to the 2014 IMBA World Summit, where four student athletes from three NICA Leagues attended the summit and hatched the idea for the program. The mission sees young adults leading a movement encouraging and promoting trail advocacy, land stewardship and courteous and respectful use of trails. Teen Trail Corps core values help to guide all efforts, interactions and decisions to always do the right thing on the trail to help improve the perception of mountain bikers for generations. 

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Meet the crew

Image Andy Williamson

As a father I see now more than ever the value of investing in making our communities more active, green, and vibrant through creating access to open spaces and opportunities for all ages to learn, explore, and grow. Culture is a huge part of who I am and the organizations I volunteer tirelessly for and want to be employed by need to share that same investment, passion, and community.

Meet our team
Andy Williamson

Programs Director


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