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January IMBA California Singletrack eNews


Support Swelling for Increased Mountain Biking in National Parks -- Please Take Action Now!
The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) has proposed a rule change which will make it easier for national parks to open trails for mountain biking. IMBA urges mountain bikers to register comments in support of the rule change. We now enter a 60-day commentary period to make the change official, and support for the measure is swelling. However, several influencial groups have spoken out against the proposal. We urgently need your voice -- please take action on this issue today! Already filed your comments? Send this item to someone who might still need a prompt!

Senate Moves Omnibus Land Protection Bill
The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly Sunday to approve a mammoth public lands omnibus bill (S. 22) that would permanently protect more than two million acres in nine states. The bill, which IMBA supports, stalled in the previous congress, but now heads to the House of Representatives before landing on the president's desk.

Early Bird Registration Opens for National Bike Summit
Join IMBA and an expected 600 bicycle advocates at the 2009 National Bike Summit, March 10-12, in Washington, D.C. Hosted by the League of American Bicyclists, the Summit provides a unique opportunity for mountain bikers to interact with cyclists of all stripes, attend diverse informational sessions and lobby the halls of Congress. IMBA supporters who attend receive discounted registration, a private banquet dinner and tons of great swag.This is a crucial year -- don't miss this opportunity to reach decision makers at the highest levels.

Professional Trailbuilders Conference Headed for Asheville, NC
A must-attend event for serious trail bosses, the Professional Trailbuilders Association's annual conference is headed to Asheville, NC. The event features 40 great sessions, pre- and post-conference workshops taught by the best in the business, and scads of networking opportunities. Better yet, it's an excuse to visit Asheville and explore its incredible recreation offerings. Attention clubs -- check into the the possibility of obtaining a RTP grant to send a trail leader to this event.

Visit IMBA at the Sea Otter Classic
IMBA California is planning for its biggest presence ever at the 2009 Sea Otter Classic -- a celebration of significant victories in the Golden State, and a rallying of support for what's to come. In 2008, we saw an amazing new trail system open in the King Range and we showed our strength when mountain bikers rallied to influence Governor Schwarzenegger's veto of legislation that threatened mountain bike access. We're planning a big celebration on Saturday -- stay tuned to for details -- and we will also host our annual advocacy summit on Friday. Finally, please find someone from Specialized Bicycles at Sea Otter and thank them for continuing to lead the support for this successful regional program!

Team IMBA Names Winner of GT Carbon Marathon Pro Bike
Phoenix, AZ, resident Guy Smith is the winner of the amazing GT Carbon Marathon Pro bike, the top prize for Team IMBA participants last year. "I'm excited to be part of Team IMBA. It's awesome to be a part of a program that helps build trails and develop mountain biking," says Smith. His chosen event, the 24 Hours of Old Pueblo, is a few weeks, away, but since Smith registered with Team IMBA before Dec. 31, 2008, he'll have a new steed to train on before the race. Stay tuned for details on the 2009 raffle prize for Team IMBA racers. With continued title sponsorship from GT, a major new commitment from SRAM and a host of additional sponsors, the rewards for Team IMBA riders are sure to be spectacular this year.


International Mountain Bicycling Association

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Virginia, Scotland Earn Top Marks in 2005 IMBA Report Card
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