IMBA Europe (International Mountain Bike Association Europe) annoounced today they they have chosen the venue of they yearly conference, the IMBA Europe Summit, for 2018. It will be hosted by Kranjska Gora, Slovenia from April 20th to 22nd.

So representatives of European advocacy organizations will be hading to the country which earned the title of Best MTB Community of 2017 by recruiting most voulnteers (per capita) during the Take Care of Your Trails Weekend last spring.

The organization of 2018 IMBA Europe Summit will be joint effort by Slovenska Kolesarska Mreža (Slovenian Cyclist Network), Odprimopoti.si (Slovenian MTB consortium) and the municipality of Kranjska Gora.

Kranjska Gora was first chosen as candidate by SKM and Odprimpoti.si among no less than 11 Slovenian destination.

“Bringing the IMBA Europe Summit to Slovenia will have a positive impact on the development of the Slovenian mountain biking story in all its diversity and connectedness. It’s not just about promoting our country as mountain bike destination, but even more importantly, raising awareness and changing politics while being on our way to become one of the role models in Europe”, said Peter Dakskobler, representative of the Slovenian MTB consortium.

“We were impressed by the vibrant mountain bike community in Slovenia and all advocacy efforts that have been carried out the last few years to work on a less restrictive and more contemporary legislative framework for mountain bike access. As board, we believe Slovenia build up the right momentum to host the IMBA Europe Summit and we’re looking forward to our collaboration to deliver a successful summit in Kranjska Gora”, said Thomas Larsen Schmidt, IMBA Europe’s president.

Announcement on www.imba-europe.org


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