This October, IMBA is donating custom manufactured trailwork tools to IMBA
affiliated clubs in Great Britain. The program is modeled after the
RockShox/IMBA Tool Grant program that has distributed more than 1,000 tools
to IMBA clubs around the world. Ten UK clubs will receive tools which will
help mountain bikers to build and maintain sustainable routes for cross
country and downhill riding.
The heavy-duty tools, known as Pulaskis and McLeods, are designed to endure
the rigors of regular trailbuilding work. Manufactured by Zac Tool of Simi
Valley, California, the tools will be shipped to the UK this October. The
tools feature hardened steel blades and unique thermoplastic handles.
“These UK-specific grants are part of IMBA’s growing support for the British
mountain biking community,” said Judd de Vall, IMBA’s international
coordinator. “Though IMBA is based in the USA, we’re working hard in the UK.
Equally so, we need every rider’s support to take our work to the next
In the past year, IMBA affiliated clubs and individual members have
volunteered more than 500,000 hours of trailwork and built more than 1,200
miles of new trails. Thanks, in part, to the contributions of IMBA’s growing
UK network, IMBA’s members will surpass this figure in ’01.
Mountain bike clubs are encouraged to join IMBA and apply for the grants. For
more information and application forms, please visit IMBA.com