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Where to Ride

Special Designations

IMBA's Special Designations Program recognizes outstanding, destination-worthy mountain bike trail systems as Ride Centers™ and iconic, adventurous, backcountry trails as IMBA EPICS. These are the trails worth traveling to, the best places to introduce someone to the sport we all love, and are the facilities builders and advocates should look to for inspiration.

We create, enhance and protect great places to ride mountain bikes.

Our focus is on more trails close to home.
By 2025, we aim to partner with 250 new communities for more great local trails.


A badge for More Trails Close to Home shows the image of a mountain biker on a trail and notes 83 communities where trails have been created, 87 have committed, and 461 have engaged in the process.

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