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IMBA's number one priority this year is strengthening mountain biking's
voice in Washington D.C. - the place where crucial trail access decisions are
being made.

But this work is expensive, and we need your help.

Recently, I've sent you a letter asking for your donation to IMBA's National
Mountain Bike Leadership Fund. I hope you'll consider a contribution to this
important effort.

Three easy ways to donate:

1) Online at

2) Call us toll free at 1-888-442-4622

3) Mail a check to IMBA, P.O. Box 7578, Boulder, CO 80306

IMBA created this fund two years ago to make sure the interests of mountain
bikers are fully protected at the federal level. IMBA members like you have
responded enthusiastically to this campaign by donating thousands of

I am happy to report that thanks to your support, we are becoming a force in
our nation's capital. Here are some of our recent accomplishments:

-Two respected D.C. law firms are providing IMBA legislative advice, legal
support and lobbying might.

-We've developed a tangible new partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers. The result: great new trails for mountain bikers of all abilities
at a variety of Corps locations.

-We're working closer than ever with the largest federal land agency, the
Bureau of Land Management, to improve trail opportunities near cities.

-We're spending more productive time in the halls of Congress, at agency
headquarters, and the offices of the major public land and trails

All of this work is focused on one clear goal: making sure you enjoy access
to great trails close to home. Thanks to your donations, we're gaining.

Nevertheless, the future of mountain biking is still threatened. Almost
every day IMBA rallies to counter new attempts to squeeze our sport. The
fight to fully legitimize mountain biking is far from over.

That's why IMBA needs your extra support. Your gift of $30, $50, $100 - or
more if possible - will help us increase our clout on Capitol Hill.

Best wishes and thanks,

Tim Blumenthal
Executive Director

P.S. Help us celebrate 15 years of making mountain biking better.
Contributors of $30 or more will receive a cool 15th anniversary IMBA
T-shirt! Donate online at