ontario

Jun 11, 2015, 5:33 pm

Our well attended classroom presentation was held at the Brickworks in the middle of the Don. Quite a cool place with lots of history, the Brickworks was a great place to host a trail building presentation. The Wild Bettys also provided a great amount of coffee and goodies to keep all the attendees awake through the 3 hour seminar.

Feb 12, 2015, 3:29 pm
Ontario

The IMBA Canada Tool Trailer was truly a one-of-a-kind program when it was first offered in the province of Ontario for 2009.  Staff saw the need for a mobile source of trail building equipment that could be made available for sustainable trail building workshops, and affiliated mountain bike club trail days.  The initial funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion’s “Trails for Life” grant, in partnership with the City of Toronto Natural Environment Trails Program, and Sustainable Trails Ltd., helped to build the Tool Trailer to be able to support up to a 40-person crew.  Armed w

Feb 4, 2015, 2:04 pm

2015 marked the 4th Annual Global Fat Bike Summit and Festival, a celebration and gathering of bicycle industry representatives, land managers, tourism representatives, and passionate members from the mountain biking community.

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.

Jun 25, 2014, 12:10 pm

On June 7th, Mount Revelstoke National Park celebrated its centennial with the second annual “Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day” at the Nels Nelsen Historic Area in the park.

The RCMP, Flowt, and Parks Canada provided a jam-packed day for families with a children’s bicycle skills and obstacle course, bike and helmet checks, stickers, prizes, draws, bike information and refreshments. The event was a huge success with sunny skies and perfect temperatures.

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!

Dec 6, 2013, 12:56 pm
Staff

IMBA Canada Trail Care Crew leaders AJ Strawson and Rachael Raven wrap up their time on the road and say goodbye!

For the past year and a half, AJ and I have travelled all across the country - visiting all of Canada's beautiful and unique provinces (plus the Yukon!), riding our bikes, building trails, and spreading the word about how mountain biking and singletrack make our communities better places to live.

Nov 16, 2013, 12:00 am
IMBA Club

Our visit to the Kolapore Wilderness Trails Association was a monumental one, not only is it the last visit as IMBA Canada Trail Care Crew of our careers, but also coincides with the 40th anniversary of the KWTA. We are happy to report that, thanks to the great professionalism of the club and hard work from volunteers, the visit was a success. Indeed, they were able to draw visitors from a wide area around the GTA, a testament to the high level of organization the club enjoys.

Nov 13, 2013, 6:29 pm
IMBA Club

Located near Peterborough's east end, Harold Town Conservation Area is a property which has seen many users, and many trails over the years. The area has a unique history - like many Conservation Areas in Ontario - where you can find much evidence of past uses, including farmsteads, an old ski hill, ATV and dirt bike trails, and orchards.

Aug 20, 2013, 2:58 pm

We have a saying at IMBA, "great trails build communities, and communities build great trails."

As Trail Care Crew, frequently working with exceptional people building great singletrack, we often witness the latter half of this statement, but sometimes forget that trails themselves bring people together.