Advocacy 101

Every mountain biker has the power to help shape the future of our sport. Here are a few easy things you can do to help.

Ride Responsibly

It's all about respect — respect for the land and the experiences of other trail users. Stay on the trail and pass other trail users carefully. Follow IMBA's simple Rules of the Trail.

Join IMBA

You belong with IMBA! Join us today and help support effective grassroots efforts to improve mountain biking aound the globe and in your backyard.

Join Your Local Club

The work of local and regional mountain bike clubs is essential in keeping trails open for mountain biking. Most clubs organize regular rides, trailwork sessions and social events. By joining your local club, you'll support grassroots mountain bike advocacy, meet other riders, and learn about great trails to ride that are close to home.

Volunteer for Trailwork

Trailwork is sweat equity. Land managers and government agencies appreciate reliable, competent volunteers. In the last five years, IMBA members have volunteered nearly one million hours of their time to build new trails and improve existing paths. Trailwork is fun, rewarding, a great workout and it helps assure continuing trail access for our sport. Find IMBA events near you!

Stay Informed

IMBA Canada posts frequent news releases on our site that provide action steps for individuals who want to get involved. To stay connected with the key issues affecting mountain biking, keep your contact information up to date and visit our website regularly.

Make a Donation

Support IMBA Canada's fundraising campaigns: Trail Building Fund, Trail Access Fund, and the IMBA Canada Annual Fund. All donations support trails and mountain biking in Canada.