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d_dubs23:
Hello,

My girlfriend and I are new to site and mountain biking in general.  Can't wait to get started!!  We see there are many different membership options to choose from, but can't seem to find anywhere explaining what the actual differences between them are.  Can anyone help with this?  Specifically;  what's the difference between and Individual Supporter and a Fat Tire Friend Supporter?  Also the same question applies to the Family Basic, Family Supporter, and the Family Fat Tire Friend Supporter??  Anyone who could help us decipher between all these would be doing us a big favor  :D :D :D   

Thanks!
New Guys

Paul_Arlinghaus:
The different levels just provide you the opportunity to contribute more money to support HMBA's efforts. 

Some HMBA members donate many hours of trail work to support trails, Some members have less time to volunteer and like to join at higher levels to help build more trails.

So, if you join at higher levels, what you get is more trails.

Steve King:
Right now if you join you are automatically entered into a raffle for a chance to win a Scott Scale 910 mountain bike (retail price over $6,000!).  The higher the level of membership you select, the more chances you get to win.  Winner announced at the Brown County Breakdown.  See below link for details.
 
http://www.hmba.org/smf/index.php?topic=11866.0
 
The Brown County Breakdown is coming up in Sept.  Check out the link below.
 
http://www.hmba.org/smf/index.php?topic=11769.0

gmcttr:

--- Quote from: Paul_Arlinghaus on August 07, 2013, 01:38:43 PM ---The different levels just provide you the opportunity to contribute more money to support HMBA's efforts....

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So the higher $ levels of membership kicks the additional funds back to HMBA and not IMBA?

Steve King:

--- Quote from: gmcttr on August 30, 2013, 10:41:34 AM ---
--- Quote from: Paul_Arlinghaus on August 07, 2013, 01:38:43 PM ---The different levels just provide you the opportunity to contribute more money to support HMBA's efforts....

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So the higher $ levels of membership kicks the additional funds back to HMBA and not IMBA?

--- End quote ---

The membership fee will be split 60/40 (60% for IMBA and 40% for HMBA)
 
A few of the benefits, off the top of my head, that IMBA provides to us.
 
For the member.  I'm thinking about using the Subaru discount!
http://www.imba.com/membership/individual/benefits
 
Discounts on tools and supplies that we need to build and maintain trails.  Note, individual members also get these discounts.
http://www.imba.com/resources/trail-building/tool-resource-guide
 
Some benefits that HMBA gets.
http://www.imba.com/membership/club/benefits
 
Represents the Mountain Biking community for continued access to public lands.  Recent blog post as an example of what IMBA is doing.  Since all of our trails are on public land this is huge for us!  Access can never be taken for granted, especially in large urban areas like Indianapolis!
http://www.imba.com/blog/mike-van-abel/congress-talks-mountain-biking-and-other-public-lands-issues#comment-10868
 
Interesting study that was done that helps us gain and maintain access for mountain biking.
http://www.imba.com/resources/research/trail-science/environmental-impacts-mountain-biking-science-review-and-best-practices
 
If you want to donate directly to HMBA (no sharing with IMBA), you can donate to the Trail Fund. 
https://www.bikereg.com/Net/17545

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