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Ride Centers

IMBA Ride Centers

The Ride Center™ designation recognizes the pinnacle of mountain biking communities. Riders will love the extensive variety of high-quality rides, plus plenty of fun beyond the trails.

IMBA Ride Center
Redlands | Redlands, California | Bronze | 2019
IMBA Ride Center
Roaring Fork/Aspen Snowmass | Aspen, Colorado | Gold | 2019
The Roaring Fork Valley
IMBA Ride Center
Snowshoe Highlands | Snowshoe, West Virginia | Bronze | 2019
Snowshoe Highlands
IMBA Ride Center
Virginia's Blue Ridge | Roanoke, Virginia | Silver | 2018
Virginia's Blue Ridge
Photo courtesy of: Sam Dean
IMBA Ride Center
Vail Valley | Vail, Colorado | Silver | 2018
Vail Valley
Photo courtesy of: Jeff Cricco
IMBA Ride Center
Steamboat Bike Town | Steamboat Springs, Colorado | Silver | 2018
Steamboat Bike Town
Photo courtesy of: Leslie Kehmeier

Where it's great to be a mountain biker

Ride Centers™ are designated following an application and professional assessment. Designations are as much about the process as the award, by helping community partners use the assessment as a guide and educational experience for becoming great places to ride mountain bikes.

Ride Centers™ feature extensive trail networks, masterfully designed for mountain bikers of every skill level and built by professional trailbuilders and local volunteers. Bring your full arsenal of bikes to these destination-worthy areas. From backcountry adventures to shuttle-served gravity trails, and from expert-only to family-friendly, you’ll encounter the best the sport has to offer. Ride Centers™ range from renowned gold-level destinations like Park City, UT, and Oakridge, OR, to smaller towns that totally revolve around the ride like McCall, ID, or Marquette, MI.

Explore the Ride Centers

Your next mountain biking vacation destination. We thank the dedicated communities that support and maintain these trail systems!


Roaring Fork/Aspen Snowmass: Aspen, Colorado, USA

Duluth: Duluth, Minnesota, USA

Nelson: Nelson, New Zealand

Rotorua: Rotorua, New Zealand

Oakridge: Oakridge, Oregon, USA

Park City: Park City, Utah, USA


Bentonville: Bentonville, Arkansas, USA

Tucson: Tucson, Arizona, USA

Steamboat Bike Town: Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA

Vail Valley: Eagle County, CO, USA

McCall: McCall, Idaho, USA

Sun Valley: Sun Valley, Idaho, USA

Bike Taupo: Taupo, New Zealand

Livigno: Livigno, Italy

Silver Star Resort: Silver Star, British Columbia, Canada

Copper Harbor: Copper Harbor, Michigan, USA

Cuyuna Lakes: Crosby, Minnesota, USA

Helena: Helena, Montana, USA

Santa Fe: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Virginia’s Blue Ridge: Roanoke, Virginia, USA

Teton Region: Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Driggs, Idaho, USA


Coldwater Mountain: Anniston, Alabama, USA

Fayetteville: Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

Hot Springs: Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA

Valley of the Sun: Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Redlands: Redlands, California, USA

Santos: Ocala, Florida, USA

Central Savannah River Area (FATS): Central Savannah River Area, Georgia and South Carolina, USA

Brown County: Nashville, Indiana, USA

Burns Lake: Burns Lake, British Columbia, Canada

Rychlebské Stezky, Černá Voda: Černá Voda, Czech Republic

Singltrek pod Smrkem: Singltrek pod Smrkem, Czech Republic/Poland

Mt. Buller: Mt. Buller, Victoria, Australia

Marquette: Marquette, Michigan, USA

Twin Cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Reading: Reading, Pennsylvania, USA

Harrisonburg: Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA

Richmond: Richmond, Virginia, USA

Snowshoe Highlands: Snowshoe, West Virginia, USA

Chequamegon Area: Cable, Wisconsin, USA

Become a Ride Center

Applications for new Ride Centers and designation upgrades are accepted annually, and renewal applications are required every four years. Applicants should plan to review IMBA's application guide, work through a self-evaluation worksheet and apply for an assessment. IMBA will work closely with you on your potential designation.

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Meet the team

Shane has been a trail builder and an advocate for mountain biking since 1992. He has focused on the design and planning of trail systems that integrate destination quality mountain biking into growing communities. Shane’s planning work is known for it’s imaginative use of terrain and careful attention to managing users by providing opportunities and progression. He has extensive experience guiding the development of destinations all over Europe and North America.

Meet our team
Shane Wilson

Project Manager


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