IMBA conference and EO-MTBInG Spring meeting, 2016

The 2016 EO-MTBInG meeting will provisionally take place on the afternoon of Friday April 22nd. As usual, it will be attached to the excellent IMBA Europe Spring Summit. The summit will run from 22-24th April at Sram HQ in Schweinfurt, Germany.

It will be an essential date too see what we’ve been up to during the year and to plan our next steps. Sram also have their own pump track so we won’t get too serious!

More details will be available soon, both here and on the IMBA Europe site. See you all soon!

IMBA spring summit photo 2016


EO-MTBInG standard training content is set

December 2015 saw a key step in the progress of the EO-MTBInG adventure take place: The first two fully active members of the project, Switzerland and France, met over three days to establish the first version of the standard EO-MTBInG training content.

What is this? It is a detailed, hour by hour breakdown of what subjects need to be covered by a training organisation to meet the EO-MTBInG standard. It also includes some basic elements that must be covered during evaluation of students.

Of course, this model will continue to evolve just as our beautiful sport continues to evolve. As each new country/organisation joins EO-MTBInG, they too will have input to help decide how the training content evolves in the future.

Critically, this new training standard will also work as the base model for helping countries/organisations to develop new instructor-guide training programs. By joining EO-MTBInG, they will save many years and massive amonts of money in developing a top level training program.