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Igor is IMBA Canada's Ontario Regional Coordinator. Read his blog for updates on clubs, events, and news from Ontario.

Jul 14, 2013, 9:57 pm
Ontario

I was at the Parks Canada “Learn to Camp’ event earlier on Saturday, June 22nd, but knew that I couldn’t miss visiting friends and racers taking part in the 24 HRS Summer Solstice event.  So off I went to see the Chico boys up at Albion Hills Conservation Area!

Jul 14, 2013, 9:36 pm
Ontario

This was IMBA Canada’s second “Learn to Camp” event in conjunction with Joyride150 and the Guelph Off Road Bicycling Association (GORBA) and what a great day!  Ok, let me point out that it rained in the morning while we were setting up, and then off and on during the afternoon, but there was no stopping the participants from sharing their enthusiasm and joining the fun at the ‘Learn to MTB’ portion of the event that we were hosting!

Jun 13, 2013, 2:00 pm
Ontario

After a spell of never ending spring weather, the anticipation of a major cycling event at the stunning Christie Lake Conservation Area (CLCA), was more than enough to get cyclists excited.  The staff of MEC-Burlington and the volunteers from Hamilton Cycling Club (HCC) did not disappoint with MEC Bikefest! We were treated to some well executed programming that included a morning trail build, guided rides, clinics, yoga, and even a track-stand contest!

Mar 10, 2013, 10:36 pm
Ontario
membership | GORBA | Clubs

What a great night with my ol’ crew in Guelph! It never ceases to amaze me that mountain bikers are such a festive bunch, especially when they’re amongst good friends and fellow riders.

Vice President of GORBA, Tim Crosby, going through the agenda.

What were they celebrating at GORBA’s Annual General Meeting?  Only 20 years of mountain bike advocacy and a long list of successes!

Mar 6, 2013, 9:53 pm

3...2...1...the doors open and IMBA Canada Staff are ready to go!

It’s the annual hussle and bussle of this event that spells springtime for me, one because we get the opportunity to see a great number of likeminded people, the other, because we are passionate about riding bikes and like to see if we can score a few last minute deals before the upcoming season.

Feb 11, 2013, 3:34 pm

Want to learn how to build sustainable trails? IMBA Canada's Daniel Scott (Trail Solutions) will show you how:

Ontario Trails Council - Trail Education - New In-Class Offering

Trailbuilding - March 13-14, 2013

Albion Hills Conservation Authority

Jan 30, 2013, 2:14 pm
Ontario

If xc skiing isn't your thing, then you're in luck.

Jan 21, 2013, 10:56 pm
Ontario

Since 2005, the Durham Mountain Biking Association (DMBA) has, without a doubt, been one of the primary advocates for the mountain biking community in southern Ontario.  The DMBA have focused their mountain biking advocacy efforts in and amongst the Durham Region, not only to retain access to trails, but also to develop new sustainable riding opportunities.  Their success can be attributed to strong leadership, a dedicated volunteer group of 450 members and a positive relationship with their land manager.

Jan 15, 2013, 10:51 pm
Ontario

The chance to travel and have one’s eyes opened to new ideas and information - no better way to bring in the New Year!

Why all the excitement?  Well, I had the great fortune to travel down to IMBA HQ in Boulder, Colorado at the beginning of January.  A weeks worth of meetings, knowledge sharing, team building and enjoying mountain air, were all part of IMBA’s Staff Training event.

Dec 12, 2012, 6:09 pm
Ontario

For the Short Hills Cycling Club (SHCC), hard work rewards not only those involved, but the focus of their passion as well.  The club has been busy providing stewardship efforts to the Short Hills Provincial Park trail network for the past few years, including trail construction, redesign and restoration.  To aid in their efforts, the club went through the grant writing process and are now the proud recipients of a prestigious Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant of $14000, which will be allocated to new tools, trail maintenance equipment and a trailer.