New Movie Takes You on a Worldwide MTB Ride
Reveal the Path is a new film from Mike Dion, creator of IMBA’s Valmont Bike Park video and Ride the Divide. Reveal the Path is a genre-defying adventure film that contemplates what it means to live an inspired life using the bicycle as a mechanism to explore, dream and discover across Europe, Morocco, Nepal and Alaska.
Truckee Pump Park Now Open!
IMBA’s Trail Building Fund (TBF) is used to seed projects might not otherwise happen. A great example of this is the Truckee (CA) Pump Park. IMBA Pacific Region Director Anna Laxague, working with local riders and the Truckee Donner Recreation and Parks District, utilized a grant from the TBF to have IMBA Trail Solutions create a conceptual plan for a cutting-edge pump park. Fast forward to today and the project is complete! Ride it today!
Calif. County Turns to Cycling for Economic Growth
Roads and trails around Siskiyou County (CA) may see more bicycle traffic in the coming years as a result of the local Economic Growth Group’s (EGG) efforts. If the EGG’s strategies work, that increased bike traffic will translate into increased revenue and economic growth for local businesses. Continue reading.
Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew Rolling Through The Region
Jake and Jenny have been making their way up the Western coast, working with mountain bike groups, building sweet singletrack and leaving momentum in their wake. Read about their adventures and the good work of IMBA chapters and clubs in California and Oregon, and check the Trail Care Crew schedule for the rest of the summer.
Grants Boost IMBA Chapter and Club Projects
A significant benefit of being an IMBA-affiliated chapter or club is the ability to apply for grants that assist with trailbuilding and advocacy projects. We are proud to announce 14 winners of two great grant programs, sponsored by CLIF Bar and HucknRoll.
Take IMBA’s Bike Park Survey
Do you ride at, volunteer with or just want a bike park? If so, please take IMBA’s short and entertaining survey to help us gather much-needed info. We’ve rolled three short surveys into one, allowing you to focus on questions about lift-access parks, community-oriented parks or park development. If you’re a bike park fiend, you can take all three versions. Thanks!
All IMBA Jerseys on Sale in June
Now through July 7, buy one IMBA jersey and get a second (of equal or lesser value) at a 40 percent discount. Also included in the deal are the Dirt Tracks wind vest and shorts, meaning you can assemble a coordinating riding kit on the cheap, as well as jerseys currently on sale. Coupon code must be applied at checkout: JUJER40P
IMBA Public Lands Initiative Has Protected or Expanded 2,762 Miles of Trail for MTBers
A little more than two years ago, 40 bicycle industry companies offered up $500,000 dollars in less than two hours to fund IMBA’s aggressive plan for fostering bicycle-friendly conservation policies on public lands across the United States — the Public Lands Initiative (PLI). Since then, the PLI has seen many significant successes, many near you!
Video Contest for High School MTB Racers
The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) has teamed up with IMBA to showcase how we can all be friendly, respectful and have fun on the trail, as well as be good trail stewards. The Spirit of Howdy will be a collaborative and dynamic NICA-IMBA website showing how student athletes embody those qualities. NICA and IMBA are holding a video contest for student racers. What does the Spirit of Howdy mean to you? Submissions due by June 20. Great prizes are up for grabs!
IMBA Blog Roundup
See what IMBA is up to and join in the conversations!
- North Texas Mountain Bike Patrol recognized for life-saving attempt.
- Confessions of a Strava Addict: Will virtual racing make us less friendly trail users?
- IMBA Trail Solutions and the Austin Ridge Riders built a wooden pumptrack. See the video!
- Register now for the Mountain Bike Ayiti Stage Race and volunteer trail work days in Haiti.
- As always, keep up with news, projects, contests and videos on the IMBA Facebook page.
Get to Know Your Local IMBA Chapter
IMBA has 92 chapters dedicated to improving mountain biking at the local level all over the United States. When you join or renew your IMBA membership, you can also join your local IMBA chapter for free! Part of your membership dues will fund trail projects in your area. Get to know your local IMBA chapter or club.
Shop IMBA Retailers: They Support the Trails You Ride
IMBA Retailer Members help fund the trails you ride. Need a new bike for your annual mountain bike vacation? New to town and looking for a bike shop that contributes to the trails you ride? Check out the bike shops giving back near you.