IMBA Europe announces 10th Anniversary Summit

23 December 2021

IMBA Europe announces 10th Anniversary Summit

Reframing mountain biking

We invite you to join us in celebrating 10 years of promoting trail stewardship, supporting mountain bike communities around Europe, and trail access advocacy. The focal point of this year’s summit is reflecting on the past, the present and future state of mountain biking.

Mountain biking has gone through a huge development in the past decade. Whether it is about increased participation, maturing as a tourism model or as a tool to contribute to broader societal goals, mountain biking is no longer the niche it used to be. Besides the many positive developments, we have also witnessed some recurring and new challenges that need to be solved. The main theme of the summit ‘‘Reframing mountain biking’ includes new perspectives on what is sustainable, and it challenges all speakers and participants to be open to new perspectives and solutions to secure a bright future for mountain biking in all its aspects.

The destination

Val di Sole will be the host region for the 10th anniversary edition of the IMBA Europe summit. The summit will be held from June 1st to 4th 2022 in the beautiful region of Trento, Italy. Val di Sole is a well known mountain biking destination surrounded by the Brenta Dolomites and the Stelvio National Park. It is famously known for hosting the UCI MTB World Cups, World Championships and most recently, the Cyclocross World Cup. Val di Sole Bike-land boasts a wide network of services and routes located throughout the territory which cater to all levels of ability- a little something for everyone.

“We are proud to welcome an event of this significance,” explained Fabio Sacco, Director of the Val di Sole Tourism Board and Grandi Eventi Val di Sole. “Our valley is embarking on a strategic trajectory to enhance its bike offerings even more. The IMBA Europe Summit represents a great opportunity to talk about mountain biking and its trends, thanks to the many seminars scheduled for the event. Furthermore, the tours will allow riders to discover our vast resources dedicated to cycling, along with a wide range of outdoor experiences in our unique natural setting.”

The 2022 summit is a celebration of the past, the present and the future of IMBA Europe. Expect an array of inspiring keynote speakers from the movers and shakers in the industry; experts from the political realm; and inspirational individuals from our mountain bike community. The summit will be divided into keynote presentations,  thought provoking break out sessions, and informative in the field activities.

And of course, it wouldn’t be an IMBA Europe summit without including some fun! Every morning before the official agenda starts, there will be an organised group ride to explore the vast trail networks, and sights of the region.

The IMBA Europe Team are hoping for a fantastic 2022, and are especially looking forward to our main event, the 10th anniversary of IMBA Europe! We can’t wait to celebrate this with the industry, stakeholders, our partners, friends and members at the IMBA Europe Summit in Val Di Sole in early June.

The IMBA Europe Summit will be an event that you don’t want to miss! We will have great key notes, dynamic breakout sessions, fantastic riding and a lot of fun on bikes. So make sure you don’t miss out on IMBA Europe celebration of sustainable mountain biking, join us in Val Di Sole in June – Thomas Larsen Schmidt – IMBA Europe President

We believe mountain biking is for everyone, and therefore this year we would like to extend an invitation to your family and friends to join us on June 4th for the “family fun day”. Hope to see you there in June to look back at what we have achieved, and witness the great things to come in the future.

So mark those dates in your calendar, and stay tuned for more information on the full summit agenda.