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  1. General Discussion
    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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    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...
  3. Vacations & Destinations
    Seattle's mountain bike juggernaut highlighted by Mtbr last fall will get another steroid shot when a 17-mile trail bonanza officially opens May 19 at Raging River, a half-hour drive east of downtown. Dedication festivities starting at 10 a.m. will include all-day shuttles (already sold out at...
  4. General Discussion
    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...
  5. Vacations & Destinations
    What started in 2007 as a dream to construct a 9-mile multi-use singletrack trail with 3,000 vertical feet of elevation change came to its full realization on January 16, when the final 1.7 miles of singletrack on Mills Peak Trail in Graeagle, California, was completed. It was a final build that...
  6. General Discussion
    Seeing your local forest like this can be devastating. Photo courtesy of Tamba In 2007, the Angora Fire destroyed 250 homes along with a beautiful forest and trail network. 10 years later, the trails have risen from the ashes. See how TAMBA.org along with the Forest Service and countless...
  7. General Discussion
    The donor for this round is Santa Cruz Bicycles with one of the hottest bikes today. Update: November 13 This fundraiser ends today at midnight and we'd like to call out to all mountain bikers and friends to support this cause and make this the most successful fundraiser in their history...
  8. General Discussion
    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...
  9. Vacations & Destinations
    Nearly 40 trail users showed up for the ribbon cutting ceremony at the former PCT trailhead now known as Gold Valley Rim Trail. The Lost Sierra region that includes the notorious Downieville Downhill is a model for true shared multi-use recreation, thanks in part to a strong partnership between...
  10. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Seth takes a shot at trail building a backyard trail. Tune in and see what he learns in the process. In usual Seth style, it's always entertaining when he gets involved with a project. Have you built a backyard trail, pump track or local jaunt? What have you learned about the process?
  11. General Discussion
    Emma and Matt, the first two employees of MBOSC welcome you to a new age trail building. MBOSC has grown up from its humble beginnings as a club to a trail building force to be reckoned with. With the initiative of a few motivated folks rallying in their spare time and earning a few key wins...
  12. General Discussion
    Intro from Francis Cebedo For years, Northern California mountain bikers have longed to sink their teeth into something impactful towards Bay Area trails. Often shut down in Marin and SF Peninsula Midpen riding regions, avid riders have had few opportunities to make a difference in getting good...
  13. Misc Components
    Trail builders are the unsung heroes of mountain biking. They employ a number of tools to sculpt beautiful ribbons of dirt, but none is more important than the McLeod. Part rake, part tamper, part blade, this tool does it all. You can cut roots and brush with the sharp side, shuffle debris with...
  14. General Discussion
    The tribe that is the International Mountain Bicycling Association has gathered in northwest Arkansas for its seventh World Summit, this year coming together in the burgeoning fat tire hot bed of Bentonville. You read that right… Bentonville, Arkansas, fat tire hot bed. The small city...
  15. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Project site was the Helen Putnam Regional Park, Petaluma, California (click to enlarge). For their senior project this group of bike-loving high school students gave back to the community by working with the IMBA Trail Care Crew to construct new trails. Great story that should inspire us all...
  16. General Discussion
    Situated in the heart of Knoxville, this bike park is being constructed with a range of trails that will appeal to a variety of riders. The highlight will be the proposed gravity trail that will feature rock gardens, drops, and constructed features in a highly visible area that will draw...
  17. General Discussion
    The newly buffed out Rush trail is ready for springtime and the riders of Salt Lake City (click to enlarge). Photo by Mike Schirf Editor's note: This story is courtesy of SCOTT Sports. Salt Lake City, Utah, June 2, 2015 - After a spring season of active participation with IMBA, SCOTT SPORTS...
  18. Vacations & Destinations
    Update: May 4, 2015 The Soquel Demo Flow Trail opened on April 17, 2014 and for the first time, riders were able to experience the complete trail with its six segments of bermed glory. With a descent of about 1250 feet and trail length of 3.75 miles, the Flow Trail snakes down the Santa Cruz...
  19. News & Reviews
    A rock ramp on the right was built in Noble Canyon Trail. Editor's Note: The opinions expressed in this column do not necessarily represent the opinions of Mtbr.com. That rock that you would always pedal-strike, I made it smoother. That ditch you could almost wheelie across, I filled it in so...
  20. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Many believe that all New Caledonia is about is great beaches and turquoise water. In this Commencal Insiders episode, Pierre-Edouard Ferry shows us that it is also possible to have good times on a bike too whether it's downhill, enduro and now pump track sessions too. We wanted to know a little...
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