“Ashley Korenblat” | March 10, 2016
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Drew is joined by guest, Ashley Korenblat, to discuss her thoughts on IMBA and the Sustainable Trails Coalition. Ashley wrote a guest editorial on Mtbr.com titled “Say no to the Sustainable Trails Coalition” in December. Ashley is a former IMBA board president and CEO of Western Spirit Cycling Adventures in Moab, Utah. Wilderness access for mountain bikes and the stance of IMBA and the Sustainable Trails Coalition are divisive issues among mountain bikers, and are drawing a lot of attention from riders, local IMBA Chapters, and everyone involved with Wilderness Area access.
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About Ashley from the Western Spirit Cycling Website:
“Ashley Korenblat bought Western Spirit in 1997 and since then has spent many days riding unknown trails creating the plethora of trips that Western Spirit now offers. Ashley is a graduate of Dartmouth and Tuck Business School, a former bike racer, former wall street captive and possessor of entrepreneurial spirit.
She was president of Merlin during the titanium mountain bike heyday and served as the IMBA President working to sustain trail availability to everyone. Combine all that with the desire for a Moab lifestyle and an alternative view of a fulfilling career path, and you have the perfect recipe for the owner of a cycling tour company.”