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Ride Centers

IMBA Ride Centers

The Ride Centers™ designation recognizes the pinnacle of mountain biking communities. These are large-scale facilities with something for every rider, from a variety of riding experiences to a variety of ways to have fun off the bike. Below, we have featured the newest Ride Center additions and ranking upgrades. 

IMBA Ride Center
Virginia's Blue Ridge, Roanoke, Virginia | Silver
Photo courtesy of: Sam Dean
IMBA Ride Center
Vail Valley, Colorado | Silver
Photo courtesy of: Jeff Cricco
IMBA Ride Center
Steamboat Bike Town, Steamboat Springs, Colorado | Silver
Photo courtesy of: Leslie Kehmeier

Where it's great to be a mountain biker

Ride Centers™ are designated annually following an application and professional assessment. 

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 progressive communities that support and maintain these trail systems!

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Gold-Level

Boise-Eagle: Boise, Idaho, USA

Duluth: Duluth, Minnesota, USA

Oakridge: Oakridge, Oregon, USA

Park City: Park City, Utah, USA

Nelson: Nelson, New Zealand

Rotorua: Rotorua, New Zealand

Silver-Level

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

Livingo: Livingo, 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

Bronze-Level

Coldwater Mountain: Anniston, Alabama, USA

Fayetteville: Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

Hot Springs: Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA

Valley of the Sun: Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Roaring Fork/Aspen Snowmass: Aspen, Colorado, 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

Chequamegon Area: Cable, Wisconsin, USA

Become a Ride Center

The application period is OPEN, June 5 - Sept. 1, 2018!

Gaining Ride Center recognition (or a designation upgrade) requires time-intensive, thoughtful work but confers great benefits on the community. There are three steps: 1) review IMBA's application guide; 2) work through the self-evaluation spreadsheet; 3) apply for an assessment via our website. IMBA's professional trail designers will work closely with you on your potential designation. 

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