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    Niner Donates Custom IMBA frames for benefit auction Niner Bikes is happy to announce the latest in a long line of custom painted bikes donated to IMBA in support of trail access around the world. These one-of-a-kind RIP 9 RDO frames were designed by Niner Senior Graphic Designer Nate Adams and...
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    Awardees of IMBA Trail Accelerator grants provide matching funds and receive professional trail planning and consultation services from IMBA Trail Solutions to launch trail development efforts. Photo courtesy IMBA Editor's Note: This post was written by IMBA's Eleanor Blick. The original post...
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    Some fairly big news coming out of the trail advocacy world today. Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) has announced it will be ending its status as a chapter of the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) at the end of October, and will revert back to being an independent non-profit...
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    The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) has awarded its first round of IMBA Trail Accelerator grants to three recipients. The IMBA Trail Accelerator grant fund is a competitive grant offering for communities with visions for model trail systems that need extra support to realize...
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    The National Mountain Biking Survey is now open and seeking the opinions of America's mountain bikers to understand their habits, access to trails, and levels of engagement. Between August 20 and September 20, anyone who rides a mountain bike - from professionals to casual riders - is encouraged...
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    Editor's Note: This post was originally published in 2016 but has been updated and remains just as relevant today. Recently, I was invited to purchase tickets for a fund raiser dinner put on by the fine folks at the Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association. Along with a little Friday evening...
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    The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) is partnering with Outerbike to celebrate its "Dirty 30" anniversary, October 26-28, 2018, in Bentonville, Arkansas. The combined event pairs one of the country's premier consumer bike demo and expo with the nationwide organization...
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    On May 17, 2018, Senate Public Lands Subcommittee Chairman Mike Lee (R-Utah) introduced a revised version of his 2016 Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Areas Act. With similar legislation by House Federal Lands Subcommittee Chairman Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) pending in the House of...
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    Riding Virginia's Blue Ridge. Photo by Sam Dean The International Mountain Bicycling Association has announced the newest recipients of its IMBA Ride Center designation. The three locations, one in Virginia and two in Colorado, were extensively vetted by IMBA's trail design professionals and...
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    Project selections for 2018 National Forest Trail Stewardship Grant Program have been announced, and the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) has recognized 23 of the 42 selections as trails that enhance places to ride mountain bikes in National Forests. "We thank the U.S. Forest...
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    Photo by Liz Chrisman The International Mountain Bicycling Association and the Walton Family Foundation are partnering to bring more trails to communities across the United States through the new Trail Labs educational programming and matching Trail Accelerator grants. With support from Visit...
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    Beginning this year, the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) will serve as a partner of the National Ski Patrol (NSP) to promote mountain bike patrols and patrollers. The new partnership furthers NSP's ongoing efforts to grow summer operations in response to the needs of its...
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    Mountain bikers may have moved one step closer to being able to ride on designated Wilderness lands. This week, the House Natural Resources Committee voted to pass H.R. 1349. The bill would restore what Congressman Tom McClintock (R-California) calls the original intent of the Wilderness Act to...
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    In an effort to both explain and defend its stance against a bill that's aim is in part to amend the Wilderness Act in order to gain access for mountain bikes on designated Wilderness lands, IMBA executive director Dave Wiens posted a statement on the national advocacy organization's website...
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    The International Mountain Bicycling Association has announced its 2017 class of IMBA EPICS. Nine new trails and rides have been added to the list of demanding, mostly singletrack experiences in remote, backcountry settings. The 46 current IMBA EPICS are each more than 20 miles in length and 80...
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    From clearcut on top into forest darkness below, Raging River delights. Photo by Riley Seebeck, FlowPhoto Co. On a recent Saturday, a dozen mountain bikers from Bend, Oregon, met at a trailhead east of Seattle. Asked what brought them there, one said, "We heard about some rad new trails in this...
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    The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) has launched its most widespread effort ever to directly fundraise for the expansion, improvement and accessibility of mountain biking in the backyards of millions of people. The IMBA Dig In Campaign is an effort to raise funds for...
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    Showers Pass has launched the Men's and Women's IMBA Jacket, the first product released in conjunction with their partnership with the International Mountain Bicycling Association. The versatile jacket is said to be a mix of protection, comfort, and mobility designed to go from trail work and...
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    On July 26, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Representative Rob Bishop (R-UT) introduced the bipartisan Recreation-Not-Red-Tape Act (RNR), a bill the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) says it supports as it aims to improve mountain biking and outdoor recreation access on our public...
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    Join IMBA or renew your membership today and you could win one of these custom Niner Jet 9 RDO trail bikes with a 5 Star build, including SRAM Eagle drivetrain. The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) spring membership drive kicked off April 20 at the Sea Otter Classic and will...
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