MWBA's response to IMBA's recent actions

Discussion in 'Trail Advocacy' started by Erik H - MWBA, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Erik H - MWBA

    Erik H - MWBA Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Altadena
    Name:
    Erik Hillard
    A few of you have asked me about MWBA's stance on what IMBA has been doing lately. I greatly appreciate everyone who participated in our recent survey. Our letter to IMBA is included in this new website article by our President, Jenny Johnson.

    https://mwba.org/news/mwbas-response-imbas-testimony-hr-1349/
     
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  2. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

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    Lebec, California
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    Mikie Watson
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    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    @Erik H - MWBA !
    I read it. I like it. I support it. I commend MWBA.

    imtbtrails supports the MWBA decision and their position.
    Well written and to the point.
    Please keep us in the loop as to anything we can do to support our position.

    Thank you Erik, and please thank Jenny for me!
    She continues to rock!

    Mikie
     
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  3. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
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    BH Lynx6
    It's fine that MWBA continues to support IMBA. But has their actions affected the degree to which MWBA supports and donates to them? Maybe there should be discussion of reallocation of funds. Supporting another large biking advocacy group in addition, putting more money into local projects, and ultimately reducing how much of our funds are funneled into IMBA as a result of their diminishing vision of access progression.
     
  4. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

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    Lebec, California
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    Mikie Watson
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    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    I think this is an excellent point. Choking funding is a red alert and gets the attention of any organization and focuses them on the will of the people.
    Great point! @MrGreedom !
     
  5. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

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    Rancho Santa Margarita
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    Steve
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    Chameleon & Dead Highball
    No gray areas or possibility for misinterpreting that response... :thumbsup:
     
  6. Erik H - MWBA

    Erik H - MWBA Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Altadena
    Name:
    Erik Hillard
    The majority of MWBA funding comes from the Pancake Breakfast event. Only official membership dues are shared with IMBA. The cut has changed from 60/40 to 50/50 greatly due to our complaints and personally I'm very happy IMBA adjusted that. All raffle income and other direct donations go direct to MWBA and nothing heads to IMBA.
     
  7. Sasquatch9billion

    Sasquatch9billion Well-Known Member

    Name:
    trinidad j. mendez
    So renewing your MWBA membership at the pancake b-fast keeps all your dues local?
     
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  8. Erik H - MWBA

    Erik H - MWBA Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Altadena
    Name:
    Erik Hillard
    No, official memberships are shared 50/50 with IMBA if you purchase the official MWBA-IMBA "membership" online or at Pancake. We do offer the option of people donating the same amount as a "local only" option at Pancake; however, that does not get you any of the official membership "benefits" from IMBA. All raffle ticket income stays 100% local.