The Ultimate International Mountain Biking Association Quiz
by Staff
Like many other organizations, the International Mountain Biking Association was created to bring together people who share common interests. So take this quiz and get ready to climb on your bicycle and hit the trails.

Why are clubs and associations formed?

  • People don't want to be alone.
  • Belonging to an association is a status symbol.
  • This helps create more opportunities to enjoy common interests.

When was the International Biking Association formed?

  • 1988
  • 1978
  • 1968

Where was the association formed?

  • New York
  • California
  • Philadelphia

Who formed the association?

  • mountain biking instructors
  • conservation activists who were also bikers
  • biking groups

Why did they form the association?

  • to form a large social network
  • to influence land-use policies
  • to gain discounts for their members

What was the first issue that concerned the association?

  • rising prices of bicycle parts
  • banning of bicycles on hiking trails
  • closing of bicycle trails

What was another issue they wanted to address?

  • overcrowding on trails
  • increase of entrance fees in state parks
  • increased litter along popular trails

How did this affect biking?

  • time wasted waiting for a clear path
  • conflicts between groups of cyclists
  • dangerous riding conditions

What did the association do about it?

  • published mountain trail traffic regulations
  • directed trail traffic
  • promoted responsible trail use

How did they seek to combat closure of trails?

  • They promoted ethical standards of behavior with advocacy strategies.
  • They raised funds to pay for trail maintenance.
  • They created a bicycle trail lobby in Washington, D.C.

How many U.S. states have members in the IMBA?

  • 44
  • 47
  • 50

Are there any overseas branches?

  • 25
  • 40
  • 52

What length of trails did the association help create?

  • hundreds of miles
  • thousands of miles
  • tens of thousands of miles

How many members does the association have?

  • 20,000
  • 25,000
  • 30,000

How much is a family membership?

  • $50
  • $60
  • $70

What is the National Mountain Bike Patrol?

  • officials paid to police the trails
  • members monitor trails and cyclists
  • volunteers help fix bicycles that have problems

Which of the following is part of the Rules of the Trail?

  • Don't litter.
  • Help another biker who is in trouble.
  • Leave no trace.

What is the Singletrack Society?

  • It's a way of contributing more to the IMBA.
  • Members have exclusive access at certain times to premier trails.
  • These are members who have passed certification as trail specialists.

What perks do IMBA members receive?

  • free bicycle maintenance at participating garages
  • discounts on entrance fees to state and national parks
  • discounts on new cars, health plans and insurance

Who is entitled to a subscription to "Mountain Bike" magazine?

  • members of the Singletrack Society
  • IMBA members signing up online
  • members of the National Mountain Bike Patrol