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Rachael is the Communications Specialist for IMBA Canada. She manages IMBA's print, web, and social media presence in Canada.

Mar 13, 2013, 7:42 am
kids | eNews


IMBA Canada believes that Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day can be much more than just one day on the calendar each year. To achieve this goal, we’ve partnered with Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) for 2013! Together we intend to make each and every day Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day.

Feb 19, 2013, 5:23 pm

Guest blog by IMBA's president, and IMBA U.S. executive director, Mike Van Abel.

"Time will tell" is a saying usually accompanied by healthy skepticism. At this moment, time and history are on everyone's minds here at IMBA HQ as we reflect upon the 25 years since IMBA's birth.

Feb 12, 2013, 4:26 pm


Just last week, IMBA U.S. announced the launch of the Instructor Certification Program, which will offer professional training and certification for individuals who lead group rides or teach mountain bike skills clinics.

Feb 7, 2013, 1:59 pm

Joey Klein is a long-time member of IMBA's trail building team. In this entry he gives an overview of an advanced construction technique — meet the "switchberm."

Jan 23, 2013, 9:10 am

Twenty five — it's a number you'll be seeing a lot of from IMBA this year as we celebrate our founding in 1988. To get the silver anniversary year underway we'll start with a look at some of last year's successes in Canada, and around the world:

Jan 18, 2013, 3:39 pm

IMBA Canada's communications team is seeking professional writers to generate premium content for IMBA's print newsletter, monthly online eNews, and website.


Dec 19, 2012, 10:13 am

The December edition of our monthly e-newsletter is now available!

Didn't receive it? Then sign up here.

An archive is available at the link below. And starting in the new year, our national mailing will be posted right here on my blog!

Nov 28, 2012, 11:25 am

I'm happy to announce that my glossy, print edition of ITN Canada has arrived in the mail! This season's edition includes coverage of the IMBA World Summit in Santa Fe, profiles of this year's X-Fusion Trail Ambassadors, and info on IMBA's new mapping program.

Current members receive the ITN:Canada in print, but it is also available online through Issuu.

As always, if you have content suggestions for future issues, please rachael [dot] raven [at] imba [dot] com (get in touch). Happy reading!

Oct 18, 2012, 11:28 am
summit | IMBA USA

IMBA’s sixth biennial World Summit ran from Oct. 10-13, 2012, in Santa Fe, NM. The international mountain bike advocacy and educational gathering opened at full capacity, with 350 delegates registered for the three-day program, plus close to 100 additional attendees signed up for pre-conference sessions.

May 15, 2012, 11:37 am
trail access

IMBA asks "What would you do without trails" in its well-known 2004 ad campaign.

But, really. What do you do without trails?