The Voice of Mountain Biking in Northern Ireland

About Us

The Northern Ireland Mountain Biking Alliance was formed in January 2012 to help provide a strong, cohesive voice for the rapidly growing sport of mountain biking in Northern Ireland, and to share best practice for the development of new trails across the country.  It is entirely voluntary.

Objectives of NIMBA

1. Provide a strong representative voice for mountain biking in Northern Ireland

2. Promote mountain biking as an important and exciting outdoor activity in Northern Ireland, and one that offers many health, social and economic benefits and opportunities.

3. Assist in the creation and management of a network of sustainable mountain biking trails in Northern Ireland.

4. Promote environmentally sound and socially responsible mountain biking in Northern Ireland.

5. Contribute to public consultations in line with the objectives of the organisation.

How NIMBA Can Help

NIMBA can assist a range of different stakeholders in the progression of mountain biking projects, as follows:

  • Government, strategic planners, policy-makers - We can assist you through the provision of contacts, research, data and rationale for the strategic planning and development of mountain biking projects in Northern Ireland.
  • Trail providers - We can help with process, contacts, documentation, best practice and volunteer support, whether you are a council, club, representative body or business planning or delivering a trail project.
  • Land owners / managers - We can help you to understand the opportunities for mountain biking product on your land, the responsibilities attaching to it, and how best to structure projects for maximum sustainability.
  • Mountain biking groups and clubs - We can help you achieve your goals for more, better trails with sound advocacy, strength of voice, process, promotion and communication with all relevant stakeholders.

Why Your Support Matters

Your support adds to efforts in the planning and delivery of progressive, challenging, world-class mountain biking facilities in Northern Ireland.  Those efforts involve close liaison with many public sector organisations, including Forest Service, Northern Ireland Tourist Board, Local Councils, SportNI and ORNI, as well as a wide range of others in the voluntary and private sectors.

Membership Fees - NONE!

Joining the Northern Ireland Mountain Biking Alliance is free.  There is a need for a large support base for the Alliance to have a strong voice, and we seek the support of clubs, individuals, businesses and any other organisations with an interest in the growth of mountain-biking in Northern Ireland.  We welcome any individual, club or business that supports the objectives and articles of our Constitution.

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