Has IMBA Lost its Soul?

Mountain Bikers, Has IMBA Lost it’s Soul?

As a 20 year supporter of IMBA (last year alone BetterRide gave IMBA and quite a few of it’s local chapters over $3,000) I decided not to support them in 2013 (still supported a few clubs though).

Honestly, it really wasn’t a tough decision. I joined IMBA to help them fight the good fight, keep trails open and gain access to more trails.   This seemed to be their focus for all of the 1990′s and early 2000′s as they are nonprofit advocacy group. Slowly over the last 10 years they have been acting more like a for profit business by straying from trail advocacy and using their considerable clout and competing with private businesses.