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FINAL DAYS for National MTB Survey!

TITLE BE HEARD Unsubscribe View in your browser Your opinion is needed, now! If you haven’t already, please take the National Mountain Biking Survey ASAP. If you have taken it, please share it with your friends who ride—whether they ride mountain bikes just once a year or more than once a week.  The survey closes in just a few days (Thursday the 20th) and won’t be successful without you. We want to hear from as many people as possible about their mountain biking experiences, access, trails, community, motivations and desires. This is the most comprehensive survey of its kind ever attempted. IMBA will own the data and use it to guide its efforts.  Everyone who takes the survey may choose to enter to win a SRAM GX Eagle groupset. If you do, your responses will remain anonymous. Take the survey! A high-level summary of the findings will be presented at IMBA’s 30th anniversary celebration in Bentonville, AR, October 26-28, and be made available online via after that date.  And now for the required fine print... IMBA is working with Danny Twilley, a faculty member in the Recreation Studies program at Ohio University, and Melissa Weddell at Appalachian State University to conduct this research (IRB number, 18-E-29). Participation in the survey is voluntary and all responses will be kept confidential. No personally identifiable information will be associated with the responses. Individuals must be 18 years of age or older to participate in the study and live in the United States. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. If you have any questions regarding this research, please contact Danny Twilley at or 740-597-3109. Thank you very much for your time and cooperation. — The IMBA Team IMBA thanks its corporate sponsors for their ongoing support PO Box 20280Boulder, CO 80308United States Unsubscribe          

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Bicycle Friendly America News - 2019 National Bike Summit, I Bike I Vote, and more

2019 National Bike Summit, I Bike I Vote, Complete Streets in every state, and so much more
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» September 17, 2018
2019 National Bike Summit Save the Date and Request for Proposals

The National Bike Summit turns 20 this year, and our theme is SHIFT: Accelerating the Movement to Build a Bicycle Friendly America for Everyone. The Summit takes place March 9-12, 2019 in Arlington, VA and Washington DC. If you are a government or business-based bicycle advocate, university bike advocate, bicycle club leader, or an individual who loves to bike, we hope to see you there! 

We are accepting public Request For Proposals (RFPs), from now until October 15 at 11;59 pm HAST. 

I Bike. I Vote.
Bikes bring people together, uniting us across political lines for a common bipartisan goal: Building a bicycle friendly America for everyone. Whether or not you bike to your polling place on election day, you are a citizen cyclist — and your values for safer streets makes a difference no matter who’s on the ballot. This fall The League will be sending you one email a week until election day as a reminder to vote.  See more on this campaign here.
Taking Bicycle Friendly Actions - Complete Streets in Every State.
We think that every state should take responsibility for having complete streets – streets that plan for people of all ages and abilities and all modes of transportation. Our newest white paper helps provide resources for advocates in states that have not yet taken a complete streets action.  Read more on the League blog.
Walk Bike Places Conference September 16th-19th 
The League is at Walk Bike Places in New Orleans September 16-19. If you are at the conference, please stop by our booth (#404) to meet several staff and members of our Board. Also, check out a few of the sessions we are a part of:
Building Better Bicycle Infrastructure super session 8:30 am - 11:30 am Tuesday
Active Transportation Leadership Institute meeting 8:30 am -11:30 am Wednesday
Become a League Cycling Instructor
Are you an experienced and knowledgeable rider with a desire to make bicycling safe and accessible for others? Consider becoming a League Cycling Instructor! Join the ranks of more than 6,000 LCIs nationwide by registering for a three-day course in your area.

Upcoming certification seminars:​​​​

» October 12–14, Eugene, OR. Registration closes 9/22.
» October 12–14, Santa Fe, NM. Registration closes 9/22.
» October 12–14, Charlotte, NC. Registration closes 9/22.

Check here and in this biweekly update for more classes coming to your region.
The Fall 2018 Bicycle Friendly Business Deadline is October 10th
The final BFB deadline of the year is less than one month away, on Wednesday, October 10th. Learn more about the Bicycle Friendly Business program and apply online here.
The Latest on the League Blog...
Last week The League covered a three-part blog series on Facebook HQ, Seattle, and Austin's Bicycle Friendly Business designations. Read all about what Facebook is doing to create and maintain a cycling culture on their campuses!

Additional blogs from The League:

» New Data on Bike Commuting
» I Bike. I Vote.
Upcoming Bicycle Friendly America Webinars
The League is partnering with CycleLifeHQ to host a Bicycle Tourism webinar for Bicycle Friendly Communities, covering:

» The best practices of globally recognized bicycle tourism destinations;
» Improving local business’ ability to service and capitalize on bicycle tourism; 
» Getting more visitors to view and consider your bicycle travel and tourism offering; and 
» Innovative funding models for developing local infrastructure.

We hope you can join us to find out how your community can attract more bicycle tourists and start generating more revenue for your local community and economy.

To join the webinar, register for one of the following times: 
Thursday, October 11 at 4:00pm Eastern Time 
Tuesday, October 16 at 4:00pm Eastern Time
State and Regional Bike Summits
​Don't see your state summit listed here? Email with more information!

» New York State Bike Summit, September 27–29 in Saratoga Springs, NY.
» Georgia Bike Summit, October 12–14 in Athens, GA.
» North Carolina Bike/Walk Summit, October 19–20 in Raleigh, NC.
» New Mexico Bike Summit, October 20 in Albuquerque, NM.

» Oklahoma Bike Summit, November 3 in Edmond, OK.
New Benefits for League Members!
Here at The League, members are at the heart of everything we do. As a way of saying "Thanks," we're always working to add benefits to our membership program, making our League member card more useful and valuable. Don't miss out on great new discounts from CycleLifeHQAmeriCan Cycling AdventuresPrevelo Bikes and Pure Cycles.

Join or renew your membership by visiting or contact our membership team at
The League is Hiring a New Communications Director

The League is looking for a new Communications Director. We need someone that loves sharing the stories and resources that inspire and support people to make bicycling better in their neighborhoods, communities, states, and beyond. 

The Communications Director provides the overall strategy, oversight, and top-level assistance in implementing the organization’s external communications. For more on this opportunity please view the full Communications Director Position.

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Red Bull’s “Trails of Fortitude”: Richie’s ‘Rude Awakening’ via: @DirtRag #MTB #DirtRag

Standing at the base of Burke Mountain staring up the line of the Mid-Mountain Express lift, fog blows across the top bringing an early morning chill to the valley below. There is a silence only broken every so often by the chirp of morning birds off to a busy day. Living on the east coast, it’s not often you find yourself in the grandeur of big mountains but Burke is deceptively big. The paved road that takes you to the peak, winding through the trees and switching back on steep pitches. Moss grows on the surface of the road where tires are rare to touch. The higher the road stretches, the signs of harsh winters show in the angle of tree trunks and the strange, almost alpine, vegetation.

The summit of Burke Mountain sits at a mere 3,267ft, but amongst the fog and early morning mist, its steep pitches seem to rival the granite peaks of its White Mountains neighbors. A pathway opens among the evergreen trees to summon riders into the dark forest and down the double black diamond designated trail. A flat and grassy section opens up to the muted morning light before dipping back into a forest, dank from the overnight rain, there is a sudden drop to the trail, down a rocky, slippery path, dappled in roots and moss. A familiar rumble breaks the hush of the damp air and blur of teal and yellow flash through the trail.

A rider comes to a screeching halt just after floating over a drop that surely would end in disaster for even the most enthusiastic mountain bikers. Adorned in the recognizable colorways of Yeti and the Red Bull motif on his full-face helmet, the rider is no ordinary trail enthusiast. It is Richie Rude. Rude, a native of Connecticut, took the Enduro World Series by storm, winning the title in consecutive years before he was old enough to order a beer. A world champion three times over (twice as a junior and once as a pro), Rude has accomplished more by the age of 23 than most will in an entire career.

Pushing his bike back up the trail, our jaws still dropped from the piece of riding that we just witnessed, pale blue eyes peek through clear goggles, Rude nods as he inspects the pathway down the steep pitch. His body resembles that of a fullback in the NFL more than it does a mountain biker. Standing at about 5’11’ and every bit of 200 lbs., Rude tears at the terrain like a bear breaking into a bakery more than he rides it. Smashing technical sections or just bypassing them entirely by launching over them, Rude takes on the track with a ‘death or glory’ approach. With speed and a brash approach to self-preservation, it’s not hard to understand why this kid is one of the best riders in the world. The best don’t ride bikes so much the bike becomes an extension of the body. As Rude surfed the slick rock and moss it was if he could feel what the tires could feel, teetering just on the point of them breaking free while maintaining maximum speed.

Standing on the final steep pitches, Knight Ide hands me a can of locally brewed beer as the sun drops and lights the horizon pink and orange. Knight has been putting shovel to earth for over a decade on Burke Mountain and was responsible for putting the finishing touches on what is now aptly named “Rude Awakening.” While the Kingdom Trails are still what most mountain bikers think of when East Burke, VT is brought up, Burke Mountain is quickly becoming a destination all on its own. The hotel and conference center offers secure indoor bike storage, a bike wash, and is adding new trails every year. A new flow trail and lift access give riders the opportunity to ride pro level trails day long, including the ‘Rude Awakening’. While Rude blasted down the final challenging stretches of the trail, Knights eyes lit up in the evening light witnessing his newly finished creation getting shredded by one of the best.


This coming weekend, September 15-16, Burke Mountain, along with Victory Hills, will host the North American Continental Enduro Series. It is safe to say that Richie Rude will have some home court advantage while also showcasing the trails to the rest of the North American Enduro community.

If you find yourself heading to East Burke, VT to ride the Kingdom Trails pack some extra time and hit the slopes of Burke and get a taste of the ‘Rude Awakening’


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via: Dirt Rag,, September 14, 2018 at 09:00AM

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