The Eastern Shore International Mountain Bicycling Association (ESIMBA) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit educational
association with members in Dorchester, Talbot, Wicomico, Somerset and Worcester counties in Maryland and Sussex
Since 2009, this group of environmentally concious bicycle enthusiasts linked together to enjoy trail riding.
Local trails were less than challenging and the cyclists decided to improve upon what they were riding by forming
the Eastern Shore Bicycle association. The members of ESBA traveled to regional mountain biking events to meet and
gain experience from different trail user groups. Specifically Trailspinners of DE, PA, MD and M.O.R.E. Mid
Atlantic Off Road Enthusiasts.
The Lower Shore Family YMCA, Pocomoke MD, has been the core trail system for development of low-impact riding and
the heart of the volunteer trail work. As of September 2012, 5 miles of trails have been designed and enjoyed by
local bikers, cross country runners and hikers at the YMCA with many more to come. ESIMBA has sponsored monthly
family biking events and fun-spirited races at this location.
In November 2011, ESBA partnered with IMBA to become one of more than 750 bicycle clubs in a world wide network
that enjoys membership in all 50 states and 30 other countries including Trailspinners and M.O.R.E. ESIMBA is also
involved with other grassroots organizations on the eastern shore of Maryland to encourage advocacy for low impact
riding and innovative trail management solutions.