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English mtbing gets a C on IMBA report card

The latest IMBA (International Mountain Biking Assosciation – www.imba.com)
regional report is out, and for the first time it includes countries outside
the US.

Over in America, many Utah obsessed Brits will be suprised that Idaho was
the state winner for the second time thanks to “Serpentine trails, expansive
public lands and a low population. Riding opportunities improved this year
around Boise, Idaho’s largest city, as mountain bikers played a central role
in creating new urban fringe trails.” According to www.velonews.com
South Dakota gets second place thanks to excellent singletrack and uncrowded
Black Hills trails, but Louisiana’s swamps and lack of organization gets the
lowest D+ grade.

British Columbia gets the highest overseas mark with an A- but Wales scores
an excellent B thanks to it’s awesome sustainable trails network and
MBwales.com website. Scotland gets a B- thanks to projects like Mabie
forest, Innerleithen and Fort William, but England only gets a middling C.

Hopefully this will change when a proper trail building organisation is
formed for next season in the wake of IMBA’s highly succesful visits this


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