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Fox Racing supports IMBA's instructor certification program

Published July 5, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Fox Racing is continuing its support of International Mountain Bicycling Association's Instructor Certification Program for a third year

"Fox Racing wants to help our sport grow and understands that certified instructors play an important role in bringing new riders into the community and showing them the ropes," said Tammy Donahugh, IMBA's instructor certification program manager.

IMBA launched the program in 2013 to offer professional training and certification for individuals who lead group rides or teach mountain bike skills clinics. 

Fox Racing outfits IMBA Instructor Trainers and supports new instructors. Additional support from Fox Racing helps fund the program.

"Fox Racing has been an amazing partner for the past three years. We are thrilled to continue working with them as we grow our instructor base and expand the reach of professional mountain bike instruction," Donahugh said.

So far this year the program has held 40 certification courses in 23 states, certifying and recertifying 240 individuals. This has included all-women's courses in Colorado to certify instructors for VIDA MTB women's clinics, multiple courses for the Boy Scouts of America and several courses in Moab, Utah. One double-sized private course in Moab certified the employees and owner of mountain bike tour company Rim Tours, and was led by instructor trainer Mike Holme, who owns a competing tour business in Moab.

"Mike is an advocate for raising the bar of Moab guides, and firmly believes increasing the knowledge base and professionalism of all guides is a win-win for the entire tour guide business," Donahugh said.

IMBA's instructor trainers are composed of current and former professional racers and coaches in various off-road disciplines who are longtime advocates for mountain biking. Instructor trainers plan to conduct more than 60 courses this year.  

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