Teravail is Proud to Partner with IMBA

Two cyclists on mountain bikes take on a dirt path covered with roots in a forrest.

Trails have a profound impact on the communities around them. A ribbon of dirt that’s barely a foot wide can change lives for generations—we’ve seen it happen. But it only happens thanks to the hard work of the people who build and maintain it.

We spend a lot of time thinking about people who ride trails; now we’re doing something for those who bring trails to life. We’re proud to announce that we’ve partnered with IMBA to donate a portion of the proceeds from our tire sales to support their mission.

Since 1988, IMBA has been working to create, enhance, and protect great places to ride. Our ongoing contributions will support IMBA’s core initiatives: construction of accessible trail systems, community education on best practices, and advocacy focused on building a larger, stronger, and more diverse mountain biking community.

Located in Lykens, PA, the Rattling Creek trail — an IMBA EPIC — exemplifies IMBA’s (and local partner SAMBA’s) impact. The trails are a labor of love for Keith Whitcomb, a life-long resident of the area. In 1999, Keith and his friend, Mike Mace, began building a loop based on IMBA’s then-new sustainable trail guidelines. The result was a trail that sees plenty of use more than 20 years later and preserves the terrain’s distinct East-Coast flavor. Here’s to many more projects like Lykens.

Watch this profile of the Rattling Creek community and then go show your local loop some love.