For Immediate Release 4-20-2012
Contact markeller [at] imba [dot] com (Mark Eller)
IMBA Communications Director
303-545-9011 ext.115

The IMBA Chapter Program is on track to swell beyond 100 affiliated groups in 2012. The spring integration class features 15 mountain bike clubs that will join 15 others integrated at the start of the year. Several of the incoming groups are new, inspired to coalesce specifically around the benefits of IMBA chapterhood. Admittance into the program strengthens both local and national mountain bike advocacy, and takes a great deal of administrative pressure off local clubs.

“IMBA’s Chapter Program is creating success stories and expanding our reach,” says IMBA Executive Director, Mike Van Abel. “The Chapter Program is better aligning resources at national and local levels to achieve our mutual goals.”

Currently, more than 75 IMBA chapters operate in the United States. The newest chapters, which will be fully integrated by June 15, include:

The winter class of new chapters, now fully integrated, included:

Chapter development is coordinated by IMBA’s Regional Directors. These IMBA staffers operate in distinct territories — currently the Pacific Northwest, Southwest, Rocky Mountain, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Great Lakes and Southeast regions of the US. Additionally, volunteer-led Regional Leadership Advisory Councils coordinate regional efforts and expand IMBA’s reach by working closely with the Regional Directors. All of IMBA’s chapter and regional programs receive generous funding from SRAM.