A real highlight of our initial travel for the 2014 season, the next Parks Canada visit for the Trail Care Crew (TCC) took us north on Vancouver island to Pacific Rim National Park. Located on the breathtaking west side of Vancouver Island, Pacific Rim NP has a very wet and cool maritime climate that supports a lush rainforest e
A visit to British Columbia’s beautiful west coast is always eye opening to those of us that reside in the eastern interior. The Trail Care Crew’s first 2014 visit to a Parks Canada location was the stunning Gulf Islands National Park. As part of the week, the TCC met with the Asset Crew to go through the Sustainable Trail Building School training, and see that theory put into practice on a small section of trail. The TCC looks forward to the potential of developing more sustai
Real summer weather and a cycling celebration, you bet, and MEC Burlington’s Bikefest was the best of both. The hot and humid conditions on June 29th were made manageable by the great shoreline breezes coming off of L. Ontario into Hamilton’s Confederation Park, the site for this year’s event.
On June 7th, Mount Revelstoke National Park celebrated its centennial with the second annual “Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day” at the Nels Nelsen Historic Area in the park.
The RCMP, Flowt, and Parks Canada provided a jam-packed day for families with a children’s bicycle skills and obstacle course, bike and helmet checks, stickers, prizes, draws, bike information and refreshments. The event was a huge success with sunny skies and perfect temperatures.
For the second year in a row IMBA Canada attended the MEC Bikefest on the beautiful North Shore of Vancouver. This year the amazing amount of sunshine brought out an abundance of attendees. The Bikefest on the North Shore is a fantastic community event, bringing together cyclists from all disciplines like BMX, enduro-racing, mountain bike enthusiasts and young families. It was especially fantastic to see so many kids on run bikes, BMX bikes, and small pedal bikes rolling around the expo area eager to find stickers and free snacks.
"We love bikes, and we’re throwing a party in their honour." That is the tagline that MEC Barrie used to promote their Bikefest on May 24, 2014 at Hardwood Ski & Bike, and we at IMBA Canada were thrilled to put on our party hats!
Le Mont-Royal est un site de choix pour plusieurs citadins qui cherchent à prendre du recul de la jungle urbaine. Depuis plus de 20 ans, les cyclistes s'y promènent afin d'en découvrir tous les aspects, tous ces secrets. D'abord, le cycliste récréatif s'y promène sur le Ch. Olmstead, le sentier multifonctionnel principal qui permet de gravir la montagne selon les souhaits de Olmstead, l'architecte du parc, du bas vers le sommet.
IMBA Canada Trail Care Crew leaders AJ Strawson and Rachael Raven wrap up their time on the road and say goodbye!
For the past year and a half, AJ and I have travelled all across the country - visiting all of Canada's beautiful and unique provinces (plus the Yukon!), riding our bikes, building trails, and spreading the word about how mountain biking and singletrack make our communities better places to live.
Our visit to the Kolapore Wilderness Trails Association was a monumental one, not only is it the last visit as IMBA Canada Trail Care Crew of our careers, but also coincides with the 40th anniversary of the KWTA. We are happy to report that, thanks to the great professionalism of the club and hard work from volunteers, the visit was a success. Indeed, they were able to draw visitors from a wide area around the GTA, a testament to the high level of organization the club enjoys.