Thursday, March 10, 3:00 pm.
After providing a brief history of the International Mountain Bicycling Association mission and vision in Texas, this session will describe IMBA history and mission in Texas, recognize potential tourism opportunities for local communities using mountain biking as a recreational focus and discuss in detail how relevant off-road cycling can impact your community with positive resources.
This will be measured by an open post Presentation discussion, with answers from IMBA’s expertise in this field, and discussion, effectively attaining the needed learning objectives for this Proposed Session. The educational learning process here is more about ‘unknown’ IMBA hx, and economic data captured in archives, shared with Texas trails folks, the end result an ‘understanding’ how mountain biking can create revenue in local communities, with a small investment up front. And shared examples of faltering communities, who have rebuilt and increased revenue by investing in wellness, recreation, and specifically trails. As well, needed amenities/ideas to attract off-road cyclists in to your communities, helping to boost tourism.
South Central Regional Director IMBA,
International Mountain Bicycling Association
Steve Schneider is IMBA’s regional director whose focus is facilitating volunteers and IMBA chapters and members throughout their South Central Region. His interesting background consists of the last 25 years in healthcare (cardio vascular surgery) while doing non-profit work with Ozark Off-Road Cyclists and Destination Walk. As a Board member he was responsible for grant funding, membership capacity building, event planning, strategic planning, and other non-profit board tasks. Steve was hired by IMBA 2 years ago and enjoys hiking, mountain biking, skiing, gardening, trail stewardship, non-profit work, and volunteering.