IMBA's Take It to the Trails

Climb 5,000 meters in 9 days.

Challenge Ended: November 10, 2013
The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) and Strava are challenging cyclists to rack up 5,000 meters in elevation gain between November 2nd and November 10th.

We’re encouraging you to head to the trails, push it uphill, and climb some mountains. It’s not about how long you’re on the saddle or how far you travel, all that matters is what you climb.

Don’t have a mountain bike? Try out your skinny tires; you might be surprised at how fun it can be. Even road pro Ted King switches it up sometimes. Check out this ride as proof: DIRTDIRTDIRTDIRT!

Take to the trails and show your dedication to dirt. While you’re out there, respect the ground you cover and the people you encounter.

Please review the recently refreshed "Rules of the Trail", and be cool while you're out there riding.

IMBA is a nonprofit organization that helps to advance, build, and sustain trail systems. To learn more about what they do and how you can contribute, visit their website at
  • 15,917
  • 33,933,333
    Total Meters Climbed
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