The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) is on the ground at the Sea Otter Classic, hosting events, fundraising with partners and connecting with members and mountain bikers at the Sea Otter Classic.
“We’re on the ground in Monterey with riders from all over the map,” said Dave Wiens, IMBA’s new executive director. “Sea Otter is the biggest mountain bike festival on the planet, and I’m thrilled to be here sharing our work and talking trail with so many mountain bikers.”
IMBA’s Spring Membership Drive launched April 20 at win.imba.com with special giveaways running through June 30, including nine fully customized Niner/IMBA Jet9 RDO frames. If you happen to be coming to the event, stop by booth #237 to see one in person.
Through May 5, support IMBA or join or renew your IMBA membership and be entered to win one of three complete bikes and six custom Niner/IMBA frames. And through April 23, add your voice to IMBA’s army of mountain bikers and be entered to win an apparel package from clothing sponsor Showers Pass.
This year’s membership drive seeks to remind riders that we’re all mountain bikers first, stronger when we stand as one. The latest blog from Wiens expands on these commonalities.
As Wiens told another cycling outlet in February, “If I had a magic wand, I would have every mountain biker wear the same T-shirt to every volunteer thing they ever did, and it would be just a black T-shirt that said MOUNTAIN BIKER on the back of it. So that no matter what was going on, people would see eight mountain bikers working away, and they’d go, “What are those? Those are mountain bikers.”
And as you might expect IMBA has #mountainbiker T-shirts and hats for sale at its Sea Otter booth all weekend.
This article is part of Mtbr’s coverage of the 2017 Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California. For more from Sea Otter CLICK HERE.