Aaaaaand, we're back! What are your favorite Ride Centers and Epics? What's still on the bucket list?

IMBA To Relaunch Model Trails, Spotlight On Great Places To Ride | IMBA
A little Northern Ireland trail dreamin' on this St. Patrick's Day...
The first woman to bike all of Colorado's legal 14'ers also happens to be one of IMBA's membership queens AND a 303 Magazine Colorado Captain! Ladies and gentlemen, Jess Martin:

Meet the Winners of Captain Colorado 2017
It's not too early to start planning for Adventure Cycling Association's 2017 Bike Your Park Day on September 30. Or, your next weekend adventure!

IMBA Shares Seven National Park Rides For Bike Your Park Day
It's time to tell your elected officials to protect the places we ride on public land, and one of the best places to meet is face-to-face by going to a public meeting or town hall. Help IMBA and Outdoor Alliance #keepitpublic.

Town Hall 101
We're only as loud as our numbers. Sign the petition to #keepitpublic.

Protect Public Lands
Dave talked to Pinkbike about his new role and the climb ahead. "For a lot of us, mountain biking isn’t just a sport—it’s a part of our lives. It’s who we are. If you take mountain biking away from us, it’s like you're tearing our hearts out."

Your Trail’s Future May Depend On IMBA's New Leader
What does IMBA look like on A #DayWithoutAWoman?

There is no membership team. There is no marketing or communications. No website manager, database manager or chapter services help. There is no Instructor Certification Program. The development team loses its leading lady, finance takes a critical hit and HR/operations is one woman down. The Midwest, Pacific Northwest, California and Hawaii...
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That tricky "W" word...we're tackling Wilderness proposals that would impact places to ride all across the West, working with diverse partners to negotiate positive outcomes just like this one alongside IMBA Chapter MTB Missoula and other Montana advocates. Thank you, Senator Jon Tester!

Montana Mountain Bikers Support Wilderness Bill That Preserves Great Places To Ride | IMBA
Read our new Executive Director's update on his vision for the places we ride and how he has seen the sport grow and evolve. First and foremost, we're all mountain bikers, stronger when we stand as one.

Mountain Bikers Coming Together and More Trails of All Kinds | Dave Wiens | IMBA
Tell our new Secretary of the Interior that public lands should remain in public hands. Speak up for the places we ride! #keepitpublic

Tell Secretary Zinke About Your Mountain Biking Priorities on Public Land
Want to take action to defend public lands for mountain biking? Make your voice part of the movement, click now to add your name: [ Link ]

Tell Secretary Zinke About Your Outdoor Priorities
Sharing the Oz Trails with Danny MacAskill, Hans Rey and so many others at our World Summit last fall was the coolest. Were you there? What was your favorite ride?
Dave talked to Bike Magazine about his new role and the hard work ahead. We'd be remiss if we didn't mention..."he rode his mom’s red, 30-year-old Panasonic City Bike four blocks from his house to the Gunnison Health Food Store, where he shared his vision for IMBA and mountain biking over lunch." Long live the lunch ride!

Dave Wiens and the Future of IMBA | BIKE Magazine
Please speak up TODAY for trails in Kootenai National Forest, comments are due tomorrow! Tucked up against the Canadian border, the Ten Lakes Region is a pristine slice of alpine terrain with clear lakes, Big Sky views, solitude, grizzlies and amazing trails that need your help.

Thanks to IMBA Chapter Flathead Fat Tires for the great advocacy work on this!

Speak up Today for Trails in Kootenai National Forest! | IMBA
Great places to ride mountain bikes were created and preserved in 2016. Check out IMBA's 2016 report. Who's ridden in any of these spots?

IMBA’s 2016 Access and Advocacy Work | International Mountain Bicycling Association
Dave's vision and commitment have been incredible over the past year, and we're thrilled to have him leading our charge for great places to ride!

Dave Wiens Selected to Lead IMBA as Executive Director | IMBA
Our hearts go out to the Kegel family and the many, many friends in Wisconsin and beyond who are saddened by this news today. Chris has been a tremendous lifelong advocate for the sport and a longtime IMBA board member and supporter.

Raise your hand if you've gotten a bike at Wheel & Sprocket. (Several of us at IMBA HQ have hands in the air.) And raise a glass, of course. Because Chris would...
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Chris Kegel, influential Milwaukee retailer and industry leader, dies at 63
Just as we celebrate HR 621 being withdrawn, we're facing another set of bills that want to roll back Americans' say over public lands and undercut the importance of recreation.

These bills (HJ Res 44 and SJ Res 15) are likely to pass through both the House and the Senate in the coming weeks unless they hear an outcry from people like you. Let's make it happen!

Please write, call, and share...
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Protect Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lands from Congressional Assault