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BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Retired racer Dave Wiens has quickly moved from the board chair of the International Mountain Bicycling Association to becoming its executive director. He replaces Mike Van Abel who resigned as executive director last summer.
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Boulder, CO—The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) is pleased to announce it has completed its Executive Director search. In what marks the shortest Board Chairmanship in IMBA’s history, Dave Wiens will be stepping down from the Board of Directors to join IMBA staff as Executive Director, effective immediately.
A legendary racer, revered local advocate and an inspiring leader in the mountain bike world, Wiens joined IMBA’s Board of Directors in January 2016 and was elected Chairman in November 2016. His vision and commitment to the non-profit quickly stood out to the Board of Directors and management team. It became clear Wiens is who IMBA needs to lead the organization into its next era. Wiens raced mountain bikes professionally from 1988 to 2004 and has raced on trails all over the world. He is the founder and executive director of Gunnison Trails, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing singletrack bike trails on public lands adjacent to Gunnison, Colorado. A member of the mountain bike hall of fame, Wiens also works in the bicycle industry for Ergon.
“As a mountain biker I share a passion for trails and riding with this entire community. IMBA has been an important part of mountain biking getting better and better over the past 30 years and I’m looking forward to working with mountain bikers from all over, as well as other stakeholders, while IMBA continues to help provide great places to ride,” said Wiens.
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