Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Riders like you keep NEMBA going strong - please make an end-of-season donation to NEMBA's Annual Fund.
Try to imagine a world without mountain biking. You can't. NEMBA exists because mountain biking is good for our bodies, our communities, our kids, our trails, our souls. NEMBA is there to protect the trails we ride, safeguard and promote our sport, and create great trails. For that, we need your financial support.
Together we can build a better New England for mountain biking, so please help us increase our advocacy efforts by making your annual fund gift to NEMBA. We rely on riders like you!
You are part of a strong community of mountain bikers committed to creating epic riding experiences, preserving open space, and guiding the future of our sport. Your end-of-season gift to our Annual Fund helps us realize these goals.
Please be as generous as you can.
NEMBA's grassroots focus builds new riding opportunities near you; however, we also play a strong role regionally and nationally to foster and protect our sport.
We have taken a strong stand against allowing motorized mountain bikes on non-motorized singletrack, an issue that is heavily lobbied for by the bike industry. We have also supported the movement to allow mountain biking in some Wilderness areas, and we are part of the campaign to protect our public federal lands from being divested.
Your financial support helps NEMBA protect the future of our sport not only for us but for our children and the next generation of riders.
2017 has been a busy and successful year. A key goal has been to increase gender diversity in mountain biking. To that end we held the first-ever Women's Mountain Bike Summit, attended by over 180 women. We now have more programming to get women into the sport and more women are taking on leadership roles in our organization.
We are also putting on more family and kids rides than ever before in order to help build the next generation of riders and supporters of our mission.
NEMBA's focus on cutting edge trail design is creating new trails that are optimized for mountain biking. Our 2017 trail schools trained over 100 new volunteers to help us develop and execute hundreds of trail care events. We are one of the largest sources of volunteerism for our parks, open spaces, land trusts and conservation areas. These relationships not only create new riding opportunities but help safeguard our access to great trails.
With hundreds of trail care events, thousands of rides, and plenty of skills clinics and educational events, there is something for you to do almost every day.
Your donation is an investment in the future of our sport.
Despite our many successes, NEMBA must keep vigilant about protecting our sport and access to public trails. There are still those who would ban mountain biking, and it is critical that NEMBA work with officials across many agencies and land trusts to make sure that sound management policies triumph over personal bias and individual agendas.
Your donation will keep our organization strong and able to act in time of crisis. Please show your commitment to mountain biking by donating now.
Please be as generous as you can with your donation. With your support, our next season of riding will be even better!
PS. Donate $100 and you'll become part of NEMBA's Headcap Leadership Society and you'll also receive a digital subscription to Dirt Rag. However, we need and appreciate any size donation. Please give what you can.
Also, check to see if your company matches your donation - this is a great way to double your donation.