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Aug 27, 2015, 12:05 pm

Wasagaming, MB and Riding Mountain National Park was our Trail Care Crew visit this past weekend. As much as we were in a national park setting, we were not working with the park staff but the local club, the Dead Ox Trail Blazers, who have trail access to parklands.

Aug 20, 2015, 12:04 pm

How do you get a mountain bike club off the ground and get access to local trails? I am sure there are many riders out there that wonder about this on a regular basis and this past weekend’s Trail Care Crew visit with LACA is a perfect example of how it is done.

Aug 19, 2015, 2:40 pm

Creating a true mountain bike destination takes more than just great trails. It takes dedicated club and group of riders, hard work, time and buy-in from the local community. This could not be truer than in Hinton, Alberta.

Aug 11, 2015, 8:56 pm

Twenty-four hours. To most typically there are not enough hours in the day, don’t tell that to those that take part in the Twenty Four Hours of Adrenalin as that is just how much time there is to have one of the best mountain biking events you can be a part of!

Jun 23, 2015, 11:14 pm
Ontario

Our fourth stop on our 2015 tour had us visiting Bruce Peninsula National Park in Central Ontario. The park is located just outside the small tourist community of Tobermory, Ontario along the Georgian Bay shoreline. It boasts some great and unique areas such as the famous ‘Grotto’, as well as the beautiful Flowerpot Islands that are world-renowned. Bruce Park also boasts a rough and rugged portion of the Bruce Trail, Canada’s oldest and longest footpath, which extends all the way from Tobermory to Niagara Falls.

Jun 19, 2015, 7:26 pm

The idea of creating a mountain bike destination is one that many of us have aspired to accomplish in our own communities, and one that can take many years and a lot of planning and foresight.

Jun 11, 2015, 6:33 pm

Our well attended classroom presentation was held at the Brickworks in the middle of the Don. Quite a cool place with lots of history, the Brickworks was a great place to host a trail building presentation. The Wild Bettys also provided a great amount of coffee and goodies to keep all the attendees awake through the 3 hour seminar.

May 27, 2015, 2:13 pm

What does it mean to be a mountain biker, and how do they think? This was the overall theme of the Trail Care Crew’s first visit of 2015.

Feb 12, 2015, 4:29 pm
Ontario

The IMBA Canada Tool Trailer was truly a one-of-a-kind program when it was first offered in the province of Ontario for 2009.  Staff saw the need for a mobile source of trail building equipment that could be made available for sustainable trail building workshops, and affiliated mountain bike club trail days.  The initial funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion’s “Trails for Life” grant, in partnership with the City of Toronto Natural Environment Trails Program, and Sustainable Trails Ltd., helped to build the Tool Trailer to be able to support up to a 40-person crew.  Armed w