Summit Program Announcement

31 March 2023

Summit Program Announcement

Off the beaten track


The IMBA Europe Summit attracts a diverse range of participants and organisations, from mountain bike advocacy groups, trail builders and professionals in the bicycle and tourism industry, to land managers, academics, public authorities, and health care practitioners.  More and more professionals are working in the emerging domain of mountain biking and the need to learn from each other, exchange knowledge, to get inspired and build partnerships has only increased.


The main theme of the summit “Off the beaten track” is about challenging the preconceived ideas of what mountain biking is and for whom. It’s rethinking our relationships with nature and how we use the word ‘sustainability’ in everything we do- from trails, to tourism, rural development, the way we travel to participation and behaviour. It’s about reflecting upon the level of use that an area can receive without suffering negative impacts to its environmental resources or the visitor experience.


Expect inspiring keynote presentations from leaders in their field; engaging and thought provoking break out sessions; and an exciting program of activities including the Patagonia film night and Vivabike Festival.


The IMBA Europe Summit is just around the corner! Secure your tickets today.