IMBA looking for next World Summit host

IMBA is requesting proposals to host the 2010 World Summit. Its biennial summits attract mountain bike enthusiasts, companies and land managing agencies from North America and around the globe. The most recent edition was held in Park City, Utah, in June although others have been held in locales such as Moab, Utah, Whistler, British Columbia and Park City, Utah.

Requirements for hosting are A major airport within 1.5 hours of driving time; trail access within a short distance of conference facilities and lodging; a main conference center, capable of handling at least 500 people in one room for keynotes and plenary sessions, as well as seven concurrent sessions of 100 people or more; a variety of conveniently located lodging options, such as hotels, rental houses and dormitories; access to an "outdoor classroom" appropriate for teaching trailbuilding techniques; and a strong local organization that would be willing to act as a local host and fundraising partner.

Dates are flexible to accommodate good weather in the selected locale. Interested hosts should complete IMBA's online survey by December 1. For additional information, contact Events Manager Patti Bonnet at

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