Federal Funding FAQ’s

Understanding Federal Funding for Natural Surface Trails

by International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)

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The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit educational association whose mission is to create, enhance and preserve great mountain biking experiences.

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