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A recent email from IMBA:
Dear cycling enthusiast,
If you answered “No Way!” to the question above then we really need your support right now’”please give to the Trail Access Fund.
Trail closures are very real, Americans stand to lose funding for 1,500 annual trail projects due to federal budget cuts.
There are only two ways mountain bikers will ever get new places to ride: build new trails or win access to ones already on the ground.
Supporting this fund is the best option you have for opening more biking trails.
We can be hopeful… Cities are opening land to bike parks all over the country. We also have a chance to reopen Bill’s Trail near Mt. Tamalpais, CA’”one of the places mountain biking began and where the first-ever ban on mountain biking was implemented.
Please give what you can; 100 percent of your support pays to:
- Train advocates at IMBA’s 750 chapters and affiliated clubs
- Send legal teams to negotiate trail access with elected officials and land managers at national, state and local levels
- Negotiate with other advocacy groups and land users to make sure you will always have great places to play on America’s public lands
In thanks we’ll send you a free “Protect & Ride” T-shirt’”the mark of a rider who cares enough to keep America’s trails free.
Plus the tax-deductible gift of $35, $75, $100 that you send today will be matched by IMBA’s partners in the bicycle and outdoor industry.
Thanks in advance for your partnership,
Jenn Dice, IMBA Government Affairs Director
P.S. Great News! Conferences in Lake Tahoe, CA, and Bozeman, MT, that were financed by this fund envision new trail construction and have prevented more trails from closing in two great riding regions.