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IMBA Canada's Programs and Operations Manager has been involved in all aspects of mountain biking since her introduction to the sport in the late 90's, including developing and coaching kids programs, putting on mountain bike festivals, officiating and racing. As Canada's first ever Trail Care Crew, Deanne and her husband Chad traveled across Canada sharing their knowledge of trail, and now reside in Victoria, BC.
 

Jun 25, 2014, 1:10 pm

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.

Jun 11, 2014, 1:49 pm
West

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.

Aug 12, 2013, 12:47 pm
Take Action

We're seeking feeback on our Trail Care Crew program. If you've had the chance to attend a workshop this year with TCC leaders AJ Strawson and Rachael Raven, please take a moment and fill out this brief survey.

Click here for survey.

Additional comments and questions can be emailed to ajandrachael [at] imba [dot] com, or canada [at] imba [dot] com

Jul 24, 2013, 11:18 am

If you are like me, you've been spending tons of time on the saddle, exploring new trails, loving old favourites and enjoying many great rides with friends.

I hope that you can take a few minutes out of your busy ride schedule to think ahead to the fall and the annual Take A Kid Mountain Biking Event. The official day is on Saturday October 5, 2013, but we already have many events planned in the weeks leading up to the 5th.  It's time to share the love with kids in your community and IMBA Canada is here to help make it easy for you.

May 31, 2013, 5:31 pm

There are a myriad of kid friendly events happening across Canada every day!

With the generous support of MEC, our Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day coordinator Deanne Lazaruk has been able to put together an interactive map that links you directly to events happening across Canada so it's easier for you to find out more information on the events near you.

We are encouraging clubs, groups, event planners to get in touch with us with your event information so that we can add it to our map. Check back often as we will be posting events on a regular basis.

Mar 13, 2013, 2:02 pm
schwag

If so, we want your feedback!

It's that time of year again - reflecting back on last year's travels, and looking forward to the exciting events planned for the coming months.

Mar 11, 2013, 11:09 am

Getting kids on bikes and out on the trails has been a passion of mine for over ten years. Shortly after I began riding, I volunteered to help out with the Kids of Mud program in my hometown of Winnipeg, MB. Twice a week I had myself a fun group of kids to teach about riding and racing. Being able to share my knowledge and passion for the sport with the kids is such an inspiration to me that no matter where I go, my goal is to continue to help get kids on bikes.

Mar 7, 2013, 11:51 am
West
partnerships | MEC

Since I was headed over to Vancouver for the 2013 Vancouver Bike Show, I took the opportunity to pay our friends at Mountain Equipment Co-op head office a visit.

Like many of our partners we spend most of our time exchanging emails and chatting over conference calls, but it's great to be able to meet face to face over lunch or coffee and talk about adventures and topics not laid out in advance.

Mar 6, 2013, 2:14 pm
West
Bike Show | event

While the IMBA Canada boys held down the fort at the Toronto Bike Show, I attended the Vancouver Bike Show to meet and chat with exhibitors and many of IMBA Canada's friends in the industry.

Our corporate supporter Renegade Cycle Solutions (X-Fusion) was in attendance showing off some of their new 2013 products.

There was amazing representation from many of the local tourism boards. Rossland, Revelstoke, Kimberley, Williams Lake, and Bike Parks BC were all on hand to help plan riding vacations.

Feb 15, 2013, 3:05 pm
Ontario
Joyride 150

Corporate member Joyride150 held their annual Women's Weekend in early February. Although we were bummed we couldn't attend, we wanted to show support for such an awesome event. Thanks to Shannon for sharing photos and news about the event with us!

Message from Shannon:

Hey Deanne,