IMBA Ontario is a program of the Canadian office of the International Mountain Bicycling Association. Established in the spring of 2012, IMBA Ontario was born from the transfer of provincial organization Mountain Bike Ontario into IMBA Canada's national structure. Led by IMBA's regional staff, IMBA Ontario's goal is to build a province-wide community in support of mountain biking – providing the backbone for continued access to appealing trails, trail building expertise, a positive image, and political influence.
The primary focus for the 2012 season will be the IMBA Ontario Trailblazing Festival, taking place August 18-19, 2012, at Hardwood Ski and Bike.
IMBA in Ontario - By the numbers:
- 35 IMBA Affiliate Clubs
- 12 Retailer members
- 3,500 contacts, and over 100,000 emails sent each year
- 2,000 print newsletters circulated in Ontario last year, read by estimated 6,000 individuals.
- 88% of all website traffic comes from Canada, and more than 45% of visitors are from Ontario
*Updated March 2012
The International Mountain Bicycling Association is the largest mountain bike advocacy organization in the world. Established in 1988, IMBA has been bringing out the best in mountain biking by encouraging low-impact riding, volunteer trailwork participation, cooperation among different trail user groups, grassroots advocacy, and innovative trail management solutions.
IMBA's worldwide network includes 35,000 individual members, more than 750 affiliated chapters and clubs, 170 corporate partners, and about 600 retailer shops. Nationally, IMBA Canada represents over 10,000 mountain bikers in all provinces and territories.