Can you believe mountain biking is still attacked as an illegitimate use of trails? First, we were accused of speeding erosion. Then, we were labeled a “dangerous menace.” IMBA is dispelling these false allegations and reopening trails — but a new danger looms. Liability concerns now pose a significant threat to our sport.That’s why I’m asking you to please donate to IMBA’s Legal Fund today. Contributors of $35 or more will receive the hardcover chronology, “Stumpjumper: 25 Years of Mountain Biking” signed by Ned Overend.
Donate to IMBA’s Legal Fund: http://go.imba.com/site/R?i=7jcUhFE7j567hWaG-NApCA.
More than 500 mountain bikers have already put their money where their passion is and contributed over $33,000 to IMBA’s Legal Fund. Your fellow riders are counting on you to chip in and make a donation of your own.
Our goal is simple: Use the clarity of the law and the power of IMBA’s 35,000 members to defend mountain bikers’ rights. The Legal Fund helps support three crucial areas of IMBA’s work:
* Spearhead the development of risk management resources
* Defend against daily attacks on local trail systems
* Influence legislation that determines access for mountain bikers
Please donate now: http://go.imba.com/site/R?i=LUSBEHzy0gzKm-eflA6wRg.
Read more about the Lgal Fund: http://go.imba.com/site/R?i=CXjrOOMHjTHRQehBFQoYVA.
As I write this letter, National Forests in Montana, Idaho, Colorado, West Virginia, North Dakota and California are considering banning bikes from hundreds of miles of great riding. Your contribution will help ensure that IMBA’s rapid response team is ready to act with an effective action alert when disaster strikes near Campbell.
Your donation to IMBA’s Legal Fund will help expand and improve our role as mountain biking’s guardian. We’re confident you’ll feel your tax-deductible donation is a savvy investment in the future of our sport, please contribute today: http://go.imba.com/site/R?i=U1JXbz61ZPPcxBRBykks-A.
Thanks for your continuing generosity,
IMBA Government Affairs Director