Saturday, January 07, 2006

IMBA Grades

Each year the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) grades the states that have successfully – and not so successfully – contributed to trail maintenance and protection. The 2005 results are out!

The overarching goal of the IMBA list is to motivate. States with a low ranking could do more to improve access to trail systems. If your state received a high mark then it is likely people have started to wake up. They see the inherent value of nature and being outdoors. The rankings surprised me. I figured that Colorado, with all of the local group support, would be at the top of the class. I was wrong. Instead, Virginia picked up the top honors. My hometown state of Oklahoma received a B. Hopefully, people everywhere will use these results to garner support for trails and outdoor activity.

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