Feb 19, 2013, 6:23 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, 5:26 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 1, 2013, 5:02 pm
Online Store

An update that as of Feb 1, 2013, our online store is back up and running again.

Very sorry for any inconvenience it may have caused.

Jan 23, 2013, 10:10 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 22, 2013, 11:38 am
Online Store

Update: as of 02/01/2013 the store is back up and running.

Sorry folks! Our online store is temporarily down.

If you'd like to place an order, please feel free to get in touch with our Customer Service team and we can do it over the phone. We can be reached at 1-855-255-4095

We are working hard to get the store fixed as soon as possible!


Jan 18, 2013, 4:39 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, 11:13 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, 12:25 pm

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!

Jul 13, 2012, 10:45 am
Parks Canada

We generally think of the planet as old and decaying. The ice caps are melting, and mountains, which formed millions of years ago, are slowly eroding. But that’s not the case in Canada’s vast North. Kluane National Park and Reserve covers more than 21,000 square km in the southwest corner of the Yukon Territory. More than 80 percent of the park is backcountry, made up of glaciers and mountains that are still active to this day.

Jul 9, 2012, 1:20 pm

The motto for Yukon's capital is the 'Wilderness City'  –  and they aren't joking.

With some estimates of trails within the city of Whitehorse at 800km (!), residents and tourists of the area have no shortage of opportunity for outdoor recreation, summer or winter. Lets also not forget that they can enjoy these trails some 20 hours a day in the summertime – and with only 23,000 residents, they don't really need to share.