And the winner is…
Wich country will win the title Best MTB Community of Europe 2020 after previous winners Denmark, Slovenia and France? Who will become Trail Advocate of the Year? And which crews are honoured as Outstanding Local Trail Crew?
Europe's Mountain Biking
For the 4rd consecutive year, the TCoYT campaign will include a friendly competition between particpating countries to decide which country earns the title ‘best MTB community of Europe’.
This award is about honour, about national spirit and pride and about the impact the TCoYT campaign can have at the national level.
The winning country will be announced at the IMBA European MTB Summit in Świeradów-Zdrój, Poland where the national coordinator will receive the stunning Best Mountain Bike Community Europe award. Previous winning countries Denmark, Slovenia and France showed what impact this title could have to raise awareness for the potential of mountain biking in their country and towards decision makers at the national level. It also helped to draw attention on key themes like trail access for mountain biking and to social value of MTB communities.
The country with most participating volunteers per head of the MTB population wins the title Best Mountain Bike Community Europe 2020. IMBA Europe’s national member organisations and other partner organisations fulfill the role of national coordinators and promote the campaign amongst their own member groups and other partners in their network.
These national coordinators have been asked to provide current figures about the size of their MTB home market (number of active mountain bikes in their country). This number will be used as benchmark. We know this might be a bit difficult because not all countries have the most up to date figures about the size of their MTB market. Still, we think this is the fairest approach for both small and large countries to make a chance of winning the title.
All events of local groups taking part within the campaign period of April 4th – May 3rd count for this competition.
In 2019 we introduced the award category Trail advocate of the year. Winners Nynne Marie Bech (Trail Builders Copenhagen) and Tom Cole(Aberdeenshire Trail Association) showed what an amazing impact local advocacy heroes can have in their community. It’s obvious we’re looking for 2020 nominations to become Trail advocate of the year, both men and women.
This category honors passionate and tireless trail advocates for exceptional work in advancing mountain biking opportunities in their local community, region or even country. We all know trail fairies don’t exist and that it takes a lot of time to transform communities through mountain biking. We’re looking for those trail heroes (man and woman) that rolled up their sleeves, made a difference and deserve some recognition.
To become trail advocate of the year, you need to be nominated by your local trail crew members, your community representatives, land manager, colleague or bike buddy or maybe even by that board member or politician.
We’re looking for both female and male candidates. If you know somebody that has been of great importance for mountain biking, worked to create trails or preserved access or started that awesome kids mountainbike program, than you should nominate him or her by submitting this form.
Nominations should be submitted May 3rd latest.