Call for abstracts IMBA Europe Summit ends Feb. 29th

18 February 2024

Call for abstracts IMBA Europe Summit ends Feb. 29th


IMBA Europe is steering towards the east for our annual Summit in 2024, to the hidden gem of Mödling, a small town located just south of Vienna, Austria. YOU are invited to contribute to the program by submitting an abstract to share your story, innovation or research findings with mountain bike enthusiasts and professionals from across the continent. We are seeking to fill the program with engaging and topical presentations that reflect the breadth and depth of mountain biking in Europe and which inform and inspire us all to help improve conditions for mountain bikers in our home countries and communities.

Suitable topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Peri-urban parks and trails close to population centres– more and better trails close to home!
  • Engaging with communities underrepresented in mountain biking today– encouraging mountain biking among new riders
  • Trails for adaptive mountain biking– ensuring everyone has an opportunity to experience the joy of mountain biking
  • Professionalisation and certification in the trail building sector– improving competencies for better riding experiences
  • Innovations in trail technology– tools and techniques that impact our community
  • Sustainable mountain bike tourism– to ensure that future generations also have the ability to benefit from mountain biking
  • Climate-friendly access to trails– getting to the trails using sustainable mobility
  • Policies affecting mountain biking: nature restoration and cycling strategies– how European and national political decisions can impact our sport


In order to submit your abstract, you will need to complete the following:

  • Choose a topic
  • Decide on a format
    • Lecture
    • Workshop
    • Practical demonstration (please provide details about site requirements)
    • Round table / panel discussion
    • Fast pedal talk (Pechakucha)
  • Prepare a 200 word summary of your presentation, class, demonstration etc.
  • Attach any necessary links to your work
  • Submit your abstract by Feb 29, 2024, latest