Featured Ride: Womble Trail, an IMBA Epic

February 3, 2016 Justin Steiner 0

The famed, 35.5-mile Womble sits just west of historic Hot Springs, Arkansas. This IMBA Epic ride gains just a touch over 4,000 feet of elevation across its 95-percent singletrack route. If you’d like to ride


Featured Ride: Bull and Jake Mountain—IMBA Epic

December 9, 2015 Justin Steiner 0

As we discovered during our spring break trip to Mulberry Gap just outside of Ellijay, Georgia, the mountains of Northern Georgia are an underappreciated hot bed of incredible mountain biking. This region’s combination of significant tracts of public


Featured Ride: Big South Fork IMBA Epic

November 4, 2015 Justin Steiner 0

The massive 125,000-acre Big South Fork (BSF) National River and Recreation Area, which sits roughly 80 miles northwest of Knoxville, Tennessee, was one of the first National Park Service units to embrace mountain biking back


Featured Ride: Park City IMBA Epic

September 16, 2015 Justin Steiner 0

Park City, Utah is simply loaded with great trails, over 350 miles in fact. With that many miles of trails, it’s hard to pick a favorite. However, riders have ranked this IMBA Epic the best ride


Featured Ride: North Umpqua IMBA Epic

September 9, 2015 Justin Steiner 0

This 69.5-mile trail segment certainly lives up to it’s status as an IMBA Epic. Don’t let that mileage turn you off though, as the North Umpqua Trail (NUT) can be ridden in segments or in


IMBA announces nine new EPICS for 2017

December 13, 2017 Helena Kotala 0

The International Mountain Biking Association has announced its 2017 class of IMBA EPICS, consisting of nine trails and trail systems in the United States and beyond. IMBA EPICS are defined as “demanding, mostly (at least

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IMBA to Relaunch Model Trails Program

March 24, 2017 Press release 0

For more than a decade, the Ride Centers and Epics designated through the Model Trails program have become iconic mountain bike destinations that influence communities across the country and the world to raise the bar


IMBA picks Arkansas to host next World Summit

October 19, 2015 Press release 0

The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) announced that its 2016 World Summit will be held November 10-12, 2016, in Bentonville, Arkansas. “Bentonville, specifically, and Northwest Arkansas, regionally, have shown a commitment to developing world-class mountain

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Recap: Dirt Rag visits the IMBA World Summit

October 23, 2012 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Dirt Rag has been supporting IMBA since Day One.

Words and Photos by Gary J. Boulanger.

More than 350 devoted mountain bikers from 20 countries gathered for the 2012 International Mountain Bicycling Association World Summit in Santa Fe, New Mexico, October 10-13, rallying the troops to advocate increased trail access for all in a celebration of IMBA’s 25th anniversary.