ontario

Nov 2, 2017, 1:42 pm

As the pressure on many of our beloved trail networks increases, so do requirements for scheduled maintenance and trail related amenities like parking, washrooms, kiosks, appropriate signage and garbage cans. This in turn presents its own set of challenges for the grassroots volunteer organization that is typically quarterbacking management of that very same local trail network.

Aug 28, 2017, 11:31 am
Ontario

Recently, I traveled to Algonquin Provincial Park to take in the beautiful scenery and perform a comprehensive assessment of their Minessing Trail Network.

May 8, 2017, 9:48 am
Ontario

The melting of snow and warmer temps means the start of another great season on the bike and in the field at IMBA Canada. One of our first visits of 2017 had us presenting at Trailhead North 2017 and working with Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area (LSNMCA) where they are creating some truly great cycling opportunities.

 

Trailhead North

 

Mar 7, 2017, 1:25 pm

Jul 6, 2016, 8:40 am

Two weeks ago we hosted our second of three integrated land manager training workshops sponsored by Shimano Canada in Calabogie, ON, which used to boast lift access downhill mountain biking until the mid 2000s.  

 

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!

 

Apr 7, 2016, 9:17 am
Ontario

This past week I had the pleasure of presenting our Winter Trails and Fat Biking presentation to the UTRCA at their superintendants meeting.

 

Jun 23, 2015, 10:14 pm
Ontario

Our fourth stop on our 2015 tour had us visiting Bruce Peninsula National Park in Central Ontario. The park is located just outside the small tourist community of Tobermory, Ontario along the Georgian Bay shoreline. It boasts some great and unique areas such as the famous ‘Grotto’, as well as the beautiful Flowerpot Islands that are world-renowned. Bruce Park also boasts a rough and rugged portion of the Bruce Trail, Canada’s oldest and longest footpath, which extends all the way from Tobermory to Niagara Falls.

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