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Jun 17, 2016, 2:50 pm
Ontario

Last weekend I had the pleasure of taking part in Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day spring edition at Hardwood Hills, ON in conjunction with the Canada Cup taking place that weekend. Even with some inclement weather it was clear to see the fun and stoke written on the kids faces!

 

May 23, 2016, 5:09 pm
Ontario

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending MEC London’s Bikefest. It was a great gathering of local clubs and organizations all coming together to discuss all things bike related. From hands on workshops and flat tire changing contests, to all the organizations and groups on hand to talk about trails, programming and all things cycling related; there was a little something for everyone at this year’s event. MEC staff even had those covered that forgot it was Mother’s Day with complimentary flowers available to take home to mom!

 

Jul 5, 2014, 10:14 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.

May 26, 2014, 1:25 pm
Ontario

"We love bikes, and we’re throwing a party in their honour." That is the tagline that MEC Barrie used to promote their Bikefest on May 24, 2014 at Hardwood Ski & Bike, and we at IMBA Canada were thrilled to put on our party hats!

Mar 11, 2013, 10:09 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, 10:51 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.

Jun 18, 2012, 11:05 pm
West
BikeFest | MEC

On June 16, Calgary's MEC BikeFest started under cloudy skies but finished in a blaze of sunshine!  The move to the Eau Claire area, sandwiched between downtown and Prince's Island Park along the Bow River, put the party squarely in the middle of the city.  There were food trucks and bands and some girls with hula hoops - it was awesome!

Pitching a tent

Pitching the IMBA tent.

Jun 11, 2011, 6:47 pm
West
Alberta | BikeFest | Calgary | MEC

It's pretty rare that we see Vancouver-esque weather here in Calgary [LOL], but that's what we had today.  Regardless, folks had a good time at the 2011 MEC Bikefest.  The rain drove people to the shelter of the IMBA tent, where I held them in thrall with my tales of mountain bike trail advocacy.  Muahahahaha!  Thanks to everyone who came by to say hello and ask questions about IMBA and what we do.  Now, off to take a very hot shower and grab a pint...

Jun 10, 2011, 1:26 pm
West
Alberta | BikeFest | CMBA | MEC

Hi there!  This is my first blog post for IMBA Canada as Alberta Regional Coordinator.  I've been working for the CMBA for the last few years, and I'm thrilled to hook up with IMBA as well.  Tomorrow I'll be at the MEC BikeFest Calgary, selling a table full of IMBA goodies and talking to the many and varied citizens who stroll by.  Feel free to come on over and say hi!