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Igor is IMBA Canada's Director of Field Programs and Consulting Services. Read his blog for updates on clubs, events, and news from Ontario.

Aug 20, 2014, 10:22 pm

Being in the Rocky Mountains really does humble ones perspective of landscape and scale, and our visit to Parks Canada’s Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks, proved this in spades.

Aug 19, 2014, 6:00 am

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

Jul 22, 2014, 9:30 pm
Parks Canada | TCC | west

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

Jul 5, 2014, 9:14 am
Ontario

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.

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