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https://www.change.org/p/board-imba-com-demand-that-imba-not-lobby-against-mountain-biking-in-wilderness This petition, started by the New England Mountain Bike Association and the San Diego Mountain Biking Association, demands that the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) cease its opposition to HR 1349, a...
"It is time to seriously consider the relevance of IMBA in advocating for access for Mountain Bikers." T Arnold. This post is absolutely correct. IMBA has become tragically irrelevant; riders no longer...
The San Diego Mountain Bike Association, an IMBA chapter, has called for IMBA's entire board of directors to resign! See https://sdmba.com/letter_to_imba_from_sdmba.php "As shown once again by IMBA’s recent stance on HR 1349, IMBA’s board is tone-deaf to the community and has too frequently taken controversial stances when claiming to represent mountain bike riders’ interests. Once…
Want to make a real impact?  Cancel your IMBA membership and demand a refund for the remainder of your membership. If you simply choose not to renew, the "trickle effect" of people...
LetsBeHonest   on Dec 9, 2017
replied to MTB Non-profits for Giving Tuesday
 
Contributors should know that IMBA retains 20% of every contribution made to the DigIn campaign as a marketing and promotion fee. IF you want 100% of  your donation to go to trail...
LetsBeHonest   on Dec 4, 2017
started a topic: Chest/Back/Rib Protection for XC Mtbing?
 
Just took a hard fall off the mountain bike and broke 2 ribs. Any recommendations for armoring up? Thanks!
Yes, "threading the needle" is a thankless policy strategy that mollifies the centrists and alienates those with views on either end of the spectrum or issue. How is that working for the sport of mountain biking when the resulting divisiveness and lack of unity causes even more divisiveness and lack of unity, perhaps on important…
LetsBeHonest   on Dec 2, 2017
replied to trail etiquette
 
Let's take this discussion a pedal stroke or two forward. I support and practice pulling off the trail to the right when meeting other riders head on. Handlebar bells are an excellent...
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Go for a trail run or a hike on trails that won't be adversely impacted, i.e. rocky or well covered by leaf litter. Pick up all the litter around the trailhead.
 
IMBA has been under a tremendous amount of political and financial pressure to adopt an "industry-friendly" e-MTB policy. By digging in and understanding some of those pressures, it's really no surprise that they continue to attempt to "thread the needle" on policy issues. First, the announcement is truthful when they disclose that "IMBA's Board of…
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