Monday, December 29, 2008

Did you do your part?????

IMBA is working to seize an important opportunity to increase bicycling in National Parks and we need your help!

Your Annual Fund donation could truly be the difference between business as usual, or a monumental accomplishment for mountain biking enthusiasts.
Donate now and fuel our efforts!

The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) has proposed a rule change which will make it easier for parks to open trails for mountain bikers. We are now in a 60-day commentary period and must be successful on all fronts to make the change official. Right now, donations from mountain bikers like you are critical in supporting our advocacy team's efforts, which is striving to:
  • Register 20,000 public comments supporting the rule change
  • Attend meetings across the country with key stakeholders
  • Continue reaching out to trail user groups to discuss the improvements the rule change will bring to National Parks

Please take a moment to support possible riding opportunities in National Parks!

IMBA's Annual Fund allows us to direct critical resources to programs and advocacy work when they are most needed. Our advocacy team needs these resources -- and your gift can help more than ever before.

Your support will truly go a long way for mountain biking in 2009. We hope you'll join us in getting off to an amazing start: trail opportunities in National Parks will give mountain bikers everywhere an exhilarating new momentum.

Most importantly, IMBA can bolster the presence of our volunteer network and our professional trailbuilding staff in National Parks, translating into much needed care for our nation's most prized natural environments.

Best Wishes and Happy New Year!
Mike Van Abel
Mike Van Abel
Executive Director
International Mountain Bicycling Association

P.S. Your support does make a difference and is tax deductible. Please donate today to IMBA’s Annual Fund and help build the trails of tomorrow.

P.P.S. Contributors of $35 or more will receive our full-color 2009 calendar -- a great way to stay inspired all year.

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