IMBA World Summit Day #1

Early this morning I left Milwaukee and ended up in the strangely warm, low-humidity, absurdly-blue-sky paradise of Santa Fe, New Mexico. I’m here in Santa Fe to attend the every-other-year IMBA World Summit.

The Bike Fed has been working hard to advocate for and promote Wisconsin off-road just as strongly as we do the concrete and pavement bicycling. I’m very excited to meet many new people at the Summit and to learn even more from IMBA, an organization that I’ve grown to respect as a professional, technically savvy, get sh** done sort of organization.

The IMBA Crew is Ready to Roll

Early this year IMBA and the Bike Fed formed a one-of-a-kind partnership. Read more here. Both IMBA and the Bike Fed are working hard to make sure Wisconsin off-road interests are organized and that Wisconsin rises to the top-of-the-heap with truly epic mountain bike destinations.

My visit began with nachos

My trip is sponsored by the Wisconsin Off-Road Bicycling Association (WORBA). As we announced earlier this year, WORBA will soon fully become a program of the Bike Fed however the outgoing leadership of WORBA saw it as important to send me here. A big thanks also goes to IMBA who sponsored my Summit registration. Thank you WORBA and IMBA.

New Mexico Museum of Art

Basilica of St. Francis in front of the Atalaya Mountains

This week I’ll let y’all know what I learn and see out here in Santa Fe. In the meantime…

Ride On

About Kevin Hardman, Former Executive Director

Kevin is the former Executive Director of the Wisconsin Bike Fed. He lives in Wauwatosa with his wife and three daughters. Kevin is happiest on a bike, any type of bike!

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