Membership is open to nationally operating mountain bicycling organisations in Europe which have an interest in trail access advocacy, sustainable trail development and promoting mountain biking. National members comprise the formal membership body of IMBA Europe and have voting rights at the general assembly. Please consult IMBA Europe to learn more about membership benefits, criteria and IMBA Europe goals before submitting the membership application form.
IMBA Europe’s Associate Membership category is for non-profits organisations and/or public administrations involved or interested in advocacy, knowledge sharing, sustainable trail development and/or promoting mountain biking at grassroots level. These kind of organisations typically don’t operate nationwide. They rather have a more regional focus. Associate members can be, regional trail associations, trail development groups, research institutes, bike friendly municipalities or e.g. National Parks. Associate members are entitled to attend the general assembly but don’t have voting rights. If your organisation is interested to join as associate member, please fill in our membership application form below and we will contact you to provide more information.
A dedicated community for municipalities, DMO’s, regions, National Tourism Boards, forestry services and trail centres. The IMBA Europe HUB enables promoters of mountain biking to have a shared group, to facilitate best practice sharing and over time to strengthen relations within the whole of the mountain biking stakeholder community.
Community members cooperate in identifying and addressing the main challenges in the subject area in the interests of mountain biking and for the wider societal, policy and business benefits identified in IMBA EU’s vision and mission.
TRAIL BUILDERS FORUM
This network is targeted towards, Trail builders (planning, design, construction, maintenance), trail facility managers , trainers / educators (link with DIRTT project).
A network dedicated to connecting all stakeholders within the trail building sector that will support training, education, standards, accreditation, networking and advocacy. Creating a professional network within IMBA EU will give this competence development a formal structure, and allow IMBA EU and other partners to seek opportunities such as EU and national funding to build and implement such services.
Members of this community meet minimum once per quarter by video conference. In a normal year, they will meet also physically at least once and at the IMBA EU Summit where they will share their work with other networks and the wider community.