Two legendary riders—Hans Rey and Danny MacAskill—will be on hand for the 2016 IMBA Word Summit in Bentonville, Arkansas. Rey, a member of IMBA’s honorary advisory board, has attended previous IMBA summits, including delivering a memorable keynote address at the 2012 event when he reviewed highlights from his career as one of the sport’s most acclaimed adventure and trials riders.
MacAskill, who has starred in some of the most-viewed bicycling videos of all time, will make his first appearance at the IMBA gathering this November (11/10-11/12), and is scheduled to put on a special trials demonstration for summit attendees at the Railyard Bike Park on Friday night.
World summit registration is open now—don’t miss early bird pricing! The event is limited to 400 attendees so be sure to reserve your place.
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From Whistler, British Columbia, in 2004, to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, in 2014, IMBA’s world summits always draw a worldwide audience. Each host community adds its distinct flavor, as leading representatives from mountain bike advocacy groups, land management agencies and the bicycle industry gather to share success stories and plan the future of mountain biking.
In 2016, the summit will feature Northwest Arkansas and its iconic trail systems within the Ozark Mountains—participants will experience the rugged beauty of this area exploding with mountain bike enthusiasts and see the unique trail connectivity that showcases both the bustling downtown city and the scenic Ozark landscape.
The World Summit program includes keynote speakers, educational sessions, an expo, networking and—of course—plenty of time to explore local trails.