IMBA Canada believes that Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day can be much more than just one day on the calendar each year. To achieve this goal, we’ve partnered with Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) for 2013! Together we intend to make each and every day Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day.
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.
IMBA U.S. LAUNCHES CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR MTB SKILLS INSTRUCTORS
Just last week, IMBA U.S. announced the launch of the Instructor Certification Program, which will offer professional training and certification for individuals who lead group rides or teach mountain bike skills clinics.
Twenty five — it's a number you'll be seeing a lot of from IMBA this year as we celebrate our founding in 1988. To get the silver anniversary year underway we'll start with a look at some of last year's successes in Canada, and around the world:
I'm happy to announce that my glossy, print edition of ITN Canada has arrived in the mail! This season's edition includes coverage of the IMBA World Summit in Santa Fe, profiles of this year's X-Fusion Trail Ambassadors, and info on IMBA's new mapping program.
Current members receive the ITN:Canada in print, but it is also available online through Issuu.
As always, if you have content suggestions for future issues, please rachael [dot] raven [at] imba [dot] com (get in touch). Happy reading!