What is IMBA?
IMBA stands for International Mountain Bicycling Association, and it is a non-profit worldwide education organization who’s mission is to create, enhance and preserve great mountain biking experiences. Since 1988, IMBA has been bringing out the best in mountain biking by encouraging low-impact riding, volunteer trail work participation, cooperation among different trail user groups, grassroots advocacy and innovative trail management solutions. IMBA’s staff, chapters, clubs and members work to benefit the entire mountain bike community. Wanna know more? Click on the IMBA logo above, or go here: http://www.imba.com.
IMBA’s worldwide network includes 35,000 individual members; more than 750 chapters, clubs and patrols; more than 200 corporate partners; and about 600 retailer shops. IMBA’s members live in all 50 U.S. states, most Canadian provinces and in 30 other countries.
IMBA in Hawaii!!
Hey OAHU-ligans (and Maui people)! Did you know that Hawaii has 2 IMBA chapters? One on Maui, and one right here on Oahu! The Oahu Chapter is known as OMTBO (Oahu Mountain Bike Ohana). Check em out! https://www.facebook.com/OMTBO.org
If you are an outdoor enthusiast, you understand how important trail access is. Whether you’re a climber, hiker, mountain biker, or all of the above, having access to trails and natural areas is essential. Please consider joining OMBTO today! With your membership and support, we can perpetuate and preserve amazing mountain bike experiences! Click the button below to join!
IMBA World Summit 2014 in Steamboat Springs Colorado!
The IMBA World Summit is a biennial event that brings together mountain bike enthusiasts, volunteers, trail builders and thought leaders with bike industry representatives, land managers and government officials from across the U.S. and around the world. The summit is a unique opportunity for people to share ideas, learn new things and ride great trails in a beautiful destination.
The Great Divide MTB Route goes right through, Steamboat Springs! How convenient! Even more so, that this is happening right when I will be riding through. I am so excited to attend, and to learn new things, meet amazing people from all over, and ride in an amazing location! Check back here as well as on my posts, for pictures and updates on the event when I attend.
Interested in going? Click on the pic below for more info on events, schedule, and registration: